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Gold 2020 Science / Technology

Acrobatic Flight

  • Photographer
    Cain Shimizu

This is a picture of Blue Impulse, a Japanese acrobatic flight team. Normally, they form a formation of six aircraft, but in this "cork screw" performance, two aircraft will fly. One aircraft makes a reverse flight, at which time the other aircraft flies around in a circle.At the opening ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, people around the world may be able to see the Blue Impulse of this acrobatic flight team.

I was born in 1970 in Osaka, Japan. I became interested in cameras when I was in high school. At that time, the goal was to shoot the Blue Impulse, an acrobatic flight team. After that, I didn't shoot for a while, but when I was 30 I started shooting again. At that time, I was mainly shooting landscapes in color. However, around 2018, I started taking monochrome photographs in earnest. I was convinced that taking a work in black and white would more accurately represent the scenery I felt. Since then, I have been shooting mainly Japanese landscapes and streets.