A snap election has been ordered here in Japan after the new prime minister Kan took over a few weeks ago. The election will take place on July, 11th 2010. Only two weeks of campaigning are allowed. At least that saves our ears from the endless loudspeakers that roam the neighborhoods asking us to vote for their politrickster. Another good point is that there is a lot less money wasted on the campaigning than the pornographic amounts wasted back in the states.
The best thing for me as a photographer are the political posters. I just love to have fun with them. They are up all over the place and are put up on specially erected boards that each party has an assigned space. I love to get in there with my lens and abstract, pervert the already perverted message that the politicians are trying to portray.
They have no real power. Only the illusion of real power because “we the people” have given in to them. The people are not ready for real change, because real change will mean heartaches. Therefore in the meantime, as the humidity and the heat rise so does the foul stench of politics. In return I will strive to take such ugliness and turn it into an expression.
Don’t give in to the politricksters illusions. Go out and fight the real fight.