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July 23, 2005 12:51 AM   Subscribe

Stones of the World. Photographed by Yoshida Tatsuya.
posted by kenko (18 comments total)

 


Hm. Not bad.
posted by wakko at 1:13 AM on July 23, 2005


A Hoodoo!
posted by RockBandit at 1:25 AM on July 23, 2005


Huh. The Yoshida Tatsuya, of the Ruins. I don't know why it never occured to me before that they have a penchant for putting rocks on their album covers.
posted by Bugbread at 2:20 AM on July 23, 2005


Is this a waste of a life? Touring about the planet armed only with a camera and a penchant for all things "rock"? Is this one mans quest to see how low he can set the threshhold?

The only thing more pathetic than rock photography?

Coming back tomorrow for more metafilter badness.
posted by Milliken at 4:35 AM on July 23, 2005


Maybe I'm a sucker for rock photographs, but I thought they were beautiful.
posted by ancientgower at 4:53 AM on July 23, 2005


Milliken "Is this a waste of a life? Touring about the planet armed only with a camera and a penchant for all things 'rock'? Is this one mans quest to see how low he can set the threshhold?"

Odds are low. Yoshida Tatsuya has quite a prolific discography (this is the discog for just one of the bands he is in). His life does not solely consist of taking pictures of rocks.
posted by Bugbread at 5:07 AM on July 23, 2005


Christ, those are amazing. I can't imagine what it what it must be like to have been to all of those places, and see the artifacts of the unknowable impulses and motivations of whoever made them - completely changed from how they were intended to look, but still just as magical. Some of them must have been really freakin' difficult to build, too. Wow. I could go on, but I'll let this Thai guy make my point for me:



Milliken : If you can't appreciate this kind of thing, I think it's you who's wasting your life. Open your eyes some (like the statue!)
posted by Drexen at 5:20 AM on July 23, 2005


This is great, thanks for posting this. Really Milliken, if you hate Metafilter so much, maybe you should look elsewhere for your entertainment. No loss, really.
posted by Eekacat at 5:53 AM on July 23, 2005


Nicely done. I've been to Hampi and a few of the other places in India he photographed, and he's got a good eye.

There is something about stone, especially old stone.
posted by QIbHom at 7:04 AM on July 23, 2005


Isn't most stone (other than lava) "old stone"?
posted by piratebowling at 8:25 AM on July 23, 2005


Nevertheless, bugbread, it might be fair to say he's got a penchant for all things rock. (And jazz, these days.)
posted by kenko at 8:25 AM on July 23, 2005


Better update of Yoshida Tatsuya's non-photographic work (via Metachat, via kenko):

Probably relatively complete Yoshida Tatsuya discography
posted by Bugbread at 8:52 AM on July 23, 2005


These are beautiful, but I'm curious about the first four or five in the japan1 section: they look unmistakeably face-like, as if they had been carved, but nothing about their location really supports that fact. Any insight into that?
posted by invitapriore at 8:54 AM on July 23, 2005


They are carved. Japan (and other places in Asia) seem to have a history of people carving religious figures out in the middle of nowhere.

Location number 2, by the way, is actually part of a much larger out-door carving.
posted by Bugbread at 9:18 AM on July 23, 2005


Wonderful. It makes me so happy when people you wholeheartedly admire for one thing turn out to be accomplished in other areas as well. And even if not necessarily accomplished, certainly with other passions.

Milliken: don't fuck with Ruins.
posted by nylon at 9:51 AM on July 23, 2005


They'll stone ya when you're at the breakfast table.
They'll stone ya when you are young and able.
They'll stone ya when you're tryin' to make a buck.
They'll stone ya and then they'll say, "good luck."
posted by growabrain at 10:25 AM on July 23, 2005


Wow. I'd never heard of Yoshida Tatsuya before, but on the strength of those photos I bought a Ruins album. Great stuff.
posted by gwint at 7:54 PM on July 23, 2005


This is great stuff.
Milliken - speaking as someone who's job is to make obsessively detailed descriptions of rocks I say back off. OK?
posted by thatwhichfalls at 8:44 PM on July 23, 2005


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