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Photographer and artist Takashi Homma has long held an interest in the relationship between humans and the natural world. Over his career, he has mined this rich seam multiple times, but his latest release, “Trails,” is his deepest exploration of this theme to date.

Homma has visited Shiretoko National Park in northeastern Hokkaido every winter for about 10 years. “(Back then) I read an article about the increase of wild deer. They looked very cute, but they were growing in number and they eat local agriculture,” says Homma from the office he uses in Ebisu. The local government’s solution was to encourage hunters to cull the animals.

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