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Photographer Captures Truly Majestic Sunrises From the Summit of Mt. Fuji

Yu-Yamauchi sunrise

For five months a year over a four-year period, self-taught fine art photographer Yu Yamauchi captured these amazing and ever-changing sunrises from the same spot near the summit of Mt. Fuji (10,000 feet above sea). Yamauchi lived in a hut on Mt. Fuji, considered one of the most sacred mountain in Japan, for a total of 600 days, waking at dawn to photograph these magnificent and ethereal sunrises.

Yamauchi writes,

This space, “above-the-clouds,” exists far from the ground where we live our daily lives. It is also a space between the earth and the universe. Being there simply reminds me of the face that we live on the earth which is a planet within an infinite space of the universe.

Changing shapes with every second, the clouds look like a membrane of the earth. When the sun rises behind a cloud-forming horizon, the world pained in only blue before suddenly and completely looking different. I witnessed many times this magical transformation.

DAWN, is currently on view at Miyako Yoshinaga gallery in New York through November 21, 2012 and Yamauchi will be giving an artist talk about the work on November 1, 2012 at 7p.m.

Yu-Yamauchi sunrise

Yu-Yamauchi sunrise

Yu-Yamauchi sunrise

Yu-Yamauchi sunrise

Yu-Yamauchi sunrise

Yu-Yamauchi sunrise

Yu-Yamauchi sunrise

Yu-Yamauchi sunrise

Yu-Yamauchi sunrise

Yu-Yamauchi sunrise

via Spoon & Tomago