Rinko Kawauchi
[Photographer, b. 1972, Shiga, Japan, lives in Kanagawa, Japan.]

 It’s not that I’m confident, but I feel it’s okay for me to continue taking photos. 
 For a photographer, it’s a necessity that you can shoot stuff magically. Accidents are necessary, but after I take the photograph, it’s not over. I work on it more. 
 People often say that I have a child’s eye. For example, I stare at ants gathering around sugar, or when I seek shelter from the rain, I gaze upon snails. These are things which you often do when you are a child aren’t they? I have a very similar sensibility to that. 
 From the black ocean comes the appearance of light and waves. It helps you imagine birth. I want imagination in the photographs I take. It’s like a prologue. You wonder, “What’s going on?” You feel something is going to happen.