I have loved the work of Kiyoshi Nakashima for a long time. And have been aware of him for a long time as he is from the Saga prefecture of Japan, as are my family. However I know very little about him. I have one book about him but it's in Japanese and I can't read it! So last weekend, I asked my mum to help me read it (very grateful for her time).
I have struggled to find any English information online so I'd like to provide the little I can. I only found one, very angry article about him online which upset me and I will discuss it a little further down.
I want to start with the feelings I have long held. That his pictures capture the fleeting nature of nature itself. The ever changing beauty of the seasons, the countryside, the sky. And the fleeting nature of childhood.