Big in Japan
Big In Japan - The Photographer
Big In Japan
Where there is a desire for a dream your own self-reflection is unavoidable. Having an interest or having the highest goals all starts with the inspiration of others that was before you. The project Big In Japan is an attempt to construct an imaginary dream that in a strange way all starts with a memory of an unachievable reality. This like many others can only feel real from distance, however when you are in the middle of it will feel it as an unreal experience.
What you see in the pictures is images from a photographic collection taken by a photographer from the beginning of the 20th century. He and his wife are the two persons that are pictured in the photo collage. Both in a self-reflected staged position of a memory of an unachievable hero they try to reinterpret, however only can be a mirror of themselves.
Big In Japan - The Wife
All Images © Joachim Fleinert
Joachim Fleinert (1984) is a Danish artist based in London. He completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts at the School of Photography at Gothenburg University, Sweden in 2011. In the summer of 2011 he participated in the prestigious 'New Nordic Photography' annual exhibition organised by the Hasselblad Center in Gothenburg, being awarded the winner scholarship 'The Victor Fellowship' consisting of a £20.000 stripend and a funded Master’s program in the London College of Communication at the University of Arts London. In addition to the Victor Fellowship award, Joachim has recently received a 3rd prize award in the 2012 Bar-Tur Award organised by the University of the Arts, London. Other notable recent exhibitions include participation at the Arles Photography Open Salon in France, The Malmö Festival 2012 in Sweden and Paradise Row Gallery in London.