Interview with the English photographer, Larry Hallegua.
What’s the background of this image?
Landmines comes from a series I completed between 2010-2011 titled Senbazuru.
In Japan there is a tradition known as “Senbazuru” (literally 1000 cranes) that states, anyone who folds 1000 origami cranes will be granted a single wish by the gods. The cranes are usually strung together, and hung on the outer walls of a temple, where they slowly decay as they are exposed to the elements. It is believed that the sacrificed cranes will then carry the wish up to heaven, for the gods to receive.
I am an impatient American, so I decided to burn mine.
Which odor do you prefer to smell ?
The city’s smell after a thundershower in summer/
the smelling of shrimps my mother bought from market/
the smell of sun exuded by quit which is basked/
the smell of oranges and cold air all blending into one harmonious whole in autumn/
the smell of washing powder in some housing estate on Sunday/
and the smell of sea,forest and grassland which is imagined by me in my mind…