Progress on the project is glacial, so here’s a picture. There’s lots to point the camera at in Iwamura.

I suspect this couple have shared the same shop window since the seventies, and have the scars to prove it – both physical and emotional by the look of it.

I love this photo. It was the middle of the night. What on earth was going on before I turned the corner?


This is what I’ll do first.

It wasn’t meant to be water. I started with fireflies but that led to June. Then that led to 水無月 (minazuki), which is equivalent to June in the old japanese calendar –  “The month of water” or “the month of no water” depending on your source. Fireflies appear here in June.

‘Here’ is a place called Iwamura in Japan. It’s where I live.

The water will be water in space. Water is eveywhere, as ice, vapour and liquid. There’s plenty in our solar system, it infuses our Milky Way galaxy, and has been detected 12 billion light-years away.

Project #1 – water, fireflies, Iwamura and space. Collected together into a short animation, 「水無月の宇宙」. Start.