Jesse’s Visual Interviews: Chikako Watanuki

Pop some Allegra if you have pollen allergies and enjoy the beautiful botanical blooms in Chikako Watanuki’s responses to this week’s edition of Jesse’s Visual Interview.

Q1: Who are you? 

Q2: What is your favorite way to waste money?

Q3: What do you consider the most overrated virtue? 

Q4: When are you happiest? 

Q5: What did your first kiss feel like? 

Q6: Where is home?

Q7: Which body parts (yours or otherwise) do you feel the most affection for? 

Q8: What is your favorite vice?

Q9: How do you define adulthood? 

Q10: What is your favorite time of day?

Q11: Who is your favorite person?

Q12: What is the most important thing in any relationship?

Thank you for your responses, Chi!

This one was rather special, Chikako specializes in shallow-focus color shots of flowers in film that with the symbolism of the flowers, the warmth/coolness of the light, and colors…pack a lot of emotion. On a photography level I fell in love with her work, but as an ikebana artist truly appreciated how she captured the essence of the flowers. So I asked her if she could answer these question (as much as possible) with just her flower images, I think the only time direct curation was applied. Although abstract, the emotion really does comes through in a way that I think will be something special to each viewer. You can see more of her work below at her instagram:

Twitter: @chichic
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