Sense of time is mysterious. I feel that every year is getting shorter and shorter. But, when I was a child, time would pass much slower. I used to have enough time to count how many clouds there were in the sky, and how many stones there were in my parents’ garden… There was still too much time to kill before sunset.
Sense of time is changeable. If I think about something deeply on the way home, I soon realize that I have suddenly reached the front door of my apartment. Time can pass so fast when I’m very busy, or when I do something that I really like. Time is a strange thing.
Ever since my childhood, I still cannot manage “time” very well, but I have somehow become a “Time Traveler” who transfers from place to place (by an airplane), taking time out from my “busy” schedule to travel. The time spent during real travel experience is important for me, but I recognize that it is also important to travel through past/present/future freely through my mind.
For the “Time Traveler’s Diary” series, I tried to create an imaginary travel story which would be experienced whenever and wherever in our minds. The images were originally unrelated to each other, but they became tied together invisibly, like a word association game. As a photographer, and as long as the sense of time keeps its mysteries, I will continue to record my “travel”…
All images and text © Reiko Imoto
By Reiko Imoto