Ongoing series by Shanghai-based photographer Ying Yin shot in the city of Abashiri, a city located in the Okhotsk subprefecture of Hokkaido, Japan characterized by it's heavy snow during wintertime. To accentuate further the feel of heavy snow, Yin removed all details and shadows in the snow using Photoshop so it blends with the sky, making the photos look more like unfinished photorealistic paintings than photographs.
There is a limited train named “Okhotsk-no-Kaze" (Wind of Okhotsk) in Japan every winter, which runs across the land of Hokkaido. My trip was along this route which started from Sapporo and ended at Abashiri, the city located on the coast of the Okhotsk Sea. These photos show my feel of Hokkaido’s heavy snow. silence, loneliness, frozen time, and the snow made the city look like a watercolor. Two years later, I was back to Abashiri city and once again was disorientated by the storm. So I continued the project.See more of Ying Yin's work on Behance,