涙 - Namida
In collaboration with fashion designer Edwina Hörl
A powerful Tsunami, triggered by the Great East Japan earthquake, hit the east coast of Tohoku on Friday 11 March 2011. By killing thousands of people and destroying the livelihoods of many thousands more it forcefully showed the transitoriness of material values and of life itself.
The photographic project "涙 - Namida" (Japanese for "tears"), created by Swiss photographer Andreas Seibert and Austrian fashion designer Edwina Hörl, combines fashion with analog instant photography.
Impossible instant film was chosen, because its texture and its chemical changes reflect the transitoriness of things. Andreas Seibert created collages with single instant images, inevitably creating gaps that reflect on the dramatic loss and voids caused by the March 11 disaster.
"涙 - Namida" was created in dedication of all the people affected by the tsunami.