The bigger this image is printed, the more powerful it is. On a phone, it looks like an average photograph and in a magazine, it will be a little better. But as a big print it has a real sense of place – it smacks of quintessential rural Japan in the winter. The light snow fall enhances the image as much as the snow on the young monkey’s face. Meanwhile the abstract contours of the waterfall behind add to a surreal winter wonderland scene. In my preconception, I needed snow fall and on the day, it went our way.
– David Yarrow