シェーン·トムズ

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The visual documentation of the dilapidated urban space reveals an abundance of philosophy pertaining to the human quandary. Littered with the props of humanity, time has melted these forgotten realms. Now static dimensions, these cinematic, stage-like platforms become places where conversations regarding our journey from construction to deconstruction and permanence to disposability begin.

 

In viewing these modern ruins we contrast time with the longevity of humanity. From this examination, we face our mortality and realise our lives in the scope of existence are brief in comparison to the structures we build.  We face truth’s regarding human expiry and discontinuity and while these reflections are back dropped by the spectacular beauty of nature reclaiming her space, we reach the conclusion that time continues, yet we do not.

 

Filled with cross-cultural, analytical value, Shane Thoms’s photographic body of work documents as well as archives the remaining traces of emotion that linger inside these abandoned spaces.

Shane Thoms studied at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia and holds a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication majoring in photography, screen and media.  With a focus on the Japanese urban journey, his first photographic book titled 'Haikyo: The Modern Ruins of Japan'  is now available in bookstores and online via Amazon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibits

'廃墟, Abandoned Japan', August 23 - August 27 2017, Gallery Atelier 1616 Osaka, 〒556-0002, 大阪市浪速区恵美須東1丁目16-16

'Haikyo: The Modern Ruins of Japan', December 16 - February 17, Sofitel Gallery, Melbourne

'Cesium 137', August 2013, Show Us Your Arts, Laird

'Prypiat', December 2012 - February 2013 Sojo's

 

Awards

"White Found in Haikyo", Best Architectural Image, Centre for Contemporary Photography, 2104 Salon 

Articles (click here)

廃墟

HAIKYO

THE MODERN RUINS OF JAPAN

Book Launch

Thursday September 12th 2019 at 6:30 pm

Readings Carlton

309 Lygon St, Carlton VIC 3053

Melbourne

Selected works exhibited from 24/08/2017 to 27/08/2017
Gallery 1616

Osaka

〒556-0002
大阪市浪速区恵美須東1丁目16-16

Ph: 080-4022-9201

=其々の視点=
生まれ育った場所も環境も違う4人が[日本の廃墟]をテーマに
それぞれの視点で切り取った世界を表現します。
廃れいく光景の中に残る美しさや、息吹く生命の儚さと、
時には狂気に満ちたそれは、まるで人生の縮図のように我々に訴えかけている。

廃墟になぜ惹かれるのか。
それは恐らく生と死が混在する世界、つまり[生と死のコントラスト]が
其処に在るからであり、悲しくも美しいその光景に魅了されているからである。

栄枯盛衰という言葉があるように、廃墟の行く末を人の世の儚さに重ね合わせ、
写真を通して唯一無二の世界を創造していければ…

貴方がその写真を見た時それは既にその狂った世界の共存者となる…

開廊時間:11:00~19:00

*最終日は~17:00まで。

Haikyo: The Modern Ruins of Japan

Selected works exhibited from 08/12/2016 to 28/02/2017
Sofitel Melbourne On Collins

25 Collins Street, Melbourne

Sponsored by Sofitel Luxury Hotels and Global Art Projects

Shane Thoms, Haikyo, The Modern Ruins of Japan
@violent_crumble
Haikyo, The Modern Ruins of Japan