・title: Snoezelen Landscape
I usually take photographs with film under natural light. When I held a digitalcamera for this project, it felt strange, and the artificial electrical lights jumped into my eyes. It was a sensation that I had never felt when using a film camera, and I immediately associated it with Snoezelen in my maind.
Snozelen is a theory on how to relate to people with server mental challenges, which was born and developed 25 years ago in a facility in the Nertherlands. The term is a neology which combines Dutch words for “to smell”and “to snooze”. It is also a practice for providing comfortable sensible stimuli to users so as to allow them to enjoy themselves and relax. It has recently gone beyond the use for disabilities, and it is being introduced in diverse places to heal physical and mental tiredness from everyday life.
It would be wonderful people could, through my photographs, enjoy such sensual stimuli.
This is the Snoezelen I found in Tokyo.
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