About the series: Safe Playground:
Differing from what photography usually provides us - essentially a documentation of reality - these images represent something shapeless and intangible. They might be called “mindscapes”, capturing a subjective inner reality utilizing photography as a medium.
In the series Safe Playground, images are captured from self-made miniatures in the studio; a lit window suspended in the dark, a circus tent after the show. These images appear as if they are childhood nightmares being vaguely recalled. The photographs indicate time and space ambiguously - they are like fragmented memories triggered by something simple such as the sensation of touch or smell.
About the Photographer: Miyuki Okuyama, b. 1973, Japan, graduated with MA in studio art from the University of Alabama. Her works have been exhibited in Europe, America, Japan and the Middle East. She lives and works in the Netherlands.