Can you Breathe Underwater?

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“Breath” is a photographic series by Tomohide Ikeya. View more of his work at Flickr.

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Notes from the artist (published on his website):

“BREATH” is my latest work, focuses on breath, a vital activity of human-beings which is controlled by ourselves. An infinite number of air bubbles appeared in the water enables us to see ‘breath’ with vivid clarity.

Although we breath unconsciously in our ordinary lives, it is not easy to breath under water. Losing air that we need for life, being enabled to breath, being controlled by water. We realize true value of things that always exist around us, in the moment of losing them. Some people accepts its control and wait for the end to come without bidding defiance to it, The others are thirst for life, struggling against it and trying to control themselves. That is the contrast of holding on to life, which appears clearly under water. “BREATH” asks viewers questions. What is the things you should know the value of, hold on to and control?

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And what is the most necessary thing for your life?

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Photos © Tomohide Ikeya

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Adriana is the Webby Award–winning designer, editor of Scene360 magazine and author of "Tat'oo" book. Acquiring 20 years of writing experience in fine arts, Adriana has dedicated her time to documenting the lives and work of tattooists. Published also on Inked, Skin Deep, Tattoo Life and more. Follow the author @ Instagram and view more articles.

May 17, 2011 Art Photography Water