One photographer I've found in Japan who bridges this gap is Wataru Yamamoto, a graduate student at Tama Art University in Tokyo. Because of his schooling, Yamamoto knows how to take a technically skillful photo, but he puts these skills towards games, or playful experiments. In the work that I'm showing here, Drawing a Line, he sets up a large-format camera, and then walks into a forest carrying an extremely long cable release. He gives the cord a pull to trip the shutter, leaving the "line" of the cord running through the frame. All of these photos were taken in Kumano, in one of the few virgin forests remaining in Japan. (Note that this is not Japan's "suicide forest.") The idea is simple to explain, but the images offer themselves to a number of different readings. You could see these photographs as a series of self-portraits, a strange experiment, a documentation of some land art, or even a photographic version of Where's Waldo?—Where's Wataru?, we could say. These readings are all "correct," in one sense or another.