Ten Views of Fuji San

Tokyo 2010, 100x100cm, Edition 10 + 2 E.A.

While we were shooting the movie AUN in the vicinity of Mount Fuji I photographed the holy mountain from many different angles in reference to Hokusai’s 36 VIEWS OF MOUNT FUJI. I used a Polaroid camera which means I had no influence on the colors. Later i had the images scanned and C-printed 100x100cm onto handmade paper. Some of the images depict the cliche Fuji, others are rather conceptual e.g. one day while we were location hunting for the movie I discovered the very spot from which the artist who did the etching of the holy montain for the backside of the 1000 Yen note. As mount Fuji was covered by clouds I held up the 1000 Yen note instead of it and took a polaroid…