Asako Narahashi

Posted by Alex


Jakub’s recent post about his mystery images inspired me to do a little sleuthing of my own. I’ve had the top image on my desktop for a long while now labeled “awesome_findit” and never had any idea where it came from. Turns out it was part of a (now a few years old) series of photographs by Asako Narahashi.

I’m a big fan of the whole half awake and half asleep in the water series — concept and execution. I have always been fascinated by the ocean, and bobbing about idly in the waves is one of my favorite things to do. Her photos simultaneously capture the tranquility of this wonderfully lazy activity, while still maintaining the dynamism of an ocean swell. I also really enjoy how heavy the water looks — reminds me of that Keane album title Under the Iron Sea.

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RA_OUL says:

October 8, 2009 at 11:51 pm

These images are absolutely stunning! I can’t believe that I’ve never seen them. I totally agree with you about the Keane album cover.


Neil Hamilton says:

October 9, 2009 at 3:58 am

The top one looks very like Mount Taranaki in New Zealand but then again its prob Mt. Fuji in Japan???


Christopher Meeks says:

October 12, 2009 at 12:07 pm

Those are really incredible. Thanks for passing them along. They look so dreamlike/scary, but then beautiful and peaceful at the same time. Right on the edge of wonder and the darkness beneath.


Jesse says:

October 12, 2009 at 12:41 pm

wow the jet liner shots were amazing as well. i love looking at the water shots…but for sure reason my mind wanders to the muppets whenever i see them…i have no idea why.


neil craver says:

November 10, 2010 at 3:29 pm

I’m always moved by water and art produced with it! My favorite by far is the aircraft being taken by the sea! I think Asako Narahashi would love my new series of Underwater Nude Rock Quarry shots in a series entitled “OmniPhantmic”! Thanks to mother earth for the water we can still swim in!

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