Yukio Ohyama has devoted his entire life to photographing Mt. Fuji
I’m finishing up our series on Mt. Fuji with this post because it’s impossible to write about Mt. Fuji and art without discussing the work of photographer Yukio Ohyama. Almost as if destined to be linked to Mt. Fuji – Ohyama (大山) literally means large mountain – he discovered the alluring qualities of Mt. Fuji at a young age and at 24 decided to devote his career to photographing it. Now, almost 40 years later and more than 10 photobooks under his belt, he continues to point his camera at the mountain, rain sleet or shine. He even built his house at the foot of the mountain.
Hearing him talk about Mt. Fuji is like hearing a paparazzi talk about chasing a celebrity. “Sometimes she smiles at me but other times she won’t even look at me,” I once heard him say in an interview.
This is part of a series of posts on Mt. Fuji. The entire series can be found HERE.
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