What were your ideas behind making this camera?
I wanted the photographer to look like a demon when they held the camera. Some tribes in the jungle believe that the cameras suck out their souls. I want people to suck away souls with this camera. When you hold this camera, you become a villain, a monster. How you see people, how people will see you will change – which in effect must make the photos something completely different, out of the ordinary. I wanted to express something "alive" and "raw" as well as great craftsmanship. The colors are quite modern though, don't you think? I wanted people to feel something profound, although it might not seem so easy to understand.
Your Japanese is quite good.
Yeah. My wife is Japanese, and I work at a Japanese company. Do you often make pieces like this? Not anything like this. But I do like to make and design things.
Do you often make pieces like this?
Not anything like this. But I do like to make and design things.
Web designs, tattoos, etc.。
Next time, why don't you give the camera some tattoos?
Someone's going to do it; now that you mentioned it here. Someone should. If no one does, maybe I will.
What's the title?
What does that mean?
It's in Quechua; a deity that was believed to have created the first man and woman.
Did you have any difficulties making this piece?
Putting the horns on the camera was so difficult. I used silicone glue but it took so long to dry, and the horns wouldn't stay in the position I wanted them to. It was hard to attach bones and wood on plastic, too. In the end, I had no choice but to make some holes. I didn't want to break the camera, either, so I paid a lot of attention to that.
What's your message to those who are going to make the camera?
I'll be waiting to see some crazy ideas!