• Biography
     1974 Born in Kanagawa,Japan 1992-1999 Work as a chef in an Italian restaurant 2000-2001 Tokyo College of Photography 2001 Assistant to CARATS(Katsuji Tkasaki etc..) 2002 Start working as a freelance
  • Awards
    International Photography Awards 2007 1st place in Advertising (self promotion) for "WAVE” PX3 PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS "WATER" Competition 2008 Honorable Mentions for "WAVE"&"BREATH" International Photography Awards 2009 1st place in People (other) for "BREATH” International Photography Awards 2009 2nd place in Special (moving images) for "BREATH” Xto image award 2010 1st place in Body in Nature for “BREATH” PX3 PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS 2010 2nd place in Fine art (nudes) for "BREATH" International Photography Awards 2012 2nd place in People (other) for "MOON” Moscow International Foto Awards 2014 Bronze in a Book - Fine Art for “BREATH”
  • Exhibition & Art Fair
    Mar-Apr.2007 ”水宇 SUIU“ at CAMARADA(Tokyo) Oct.2007-2008 IPA ”Best of show”(Global 8 Places) May.2008 IPA ”Best of show Portrait Edition” at Farmani Gallery (NY) July.2008 “BREATH” at epSITE (Tokyo) Dec.2008 “BREATH” at Nagaoka Institute of Design Gallery (Niigata) Feb.2009 “y-generation -six rising photographers Exhibition” at SEIBU Shibuya (Tokyo) Dec.2009 contemporary art fair “Shibuya Style Vol.3” at SEIBU Shibuya (Tokyo) Dec.2009 “PHOTO TAIPEI” at Tha Westin Taipei (Taipei/GALLERY KOGURE) Mar.2010 “BREATH” at LOWER AKIHABARA.(Tokyo) July.2010 “BREATH” at Micheko Galerie (Munich) Nov.2010 “ULTRA003 Art Fair” at Spiral Garden (Tokyo/GALLERY KOGURE) Nov.2010 “Five people, for whatever reason, we are...” at Kanagawa Support Center (Yokohama) Feb.2011 “AHAF HK” at Mandarin Oriental (Hong Kong/GALLERY KOGURE) Nov.2011 “nofound PHOTOFAIR” (Paris/Micheko Galerie) Jan.2012 “CYCLE” at Gallery.Hutch(Tokyo) Jun.2012 “BREATH”&”MOON” at Micheko Galerie (Munich) Oct.2012 “ULTRA005 Art Fair” at Spiral Garden (Tokyo/GALLERY KOGURE) July.2013 “BREATH” at Alternative Space in SEIBU Shibuya (Tokyo) Oct.2013 “ART.FAIR” at Staatenhaus am Rheinpark(Cologne/ Micheko Galerie) Oct.2013 “MOON” at GALLERY KOGURE(Tokyo) Nov.2013 “Mujo-Kan” at Galerie Da-End(Paris) Nov.2013 “BREATH” at Tokyo Arts Gallery(Tokyo) Nov.2014 “fotofever” at Carrouel du LOUVRE (Paris / Micheko Galerie) Feb.2015 “DROPS” H.P.FRANCE WINDOW GALLERY MARUNOUCHI(Tokyo) Mar.2015 "BREATH" Soiz Galerie (Passau) May.2015 “CYCLE” at Micheko Galerie (Munich) July.2015 “BREATH - MOON ”Vanilla Gallery(Tokyo) May.2016 "BREATH" at Toyama Glass Art Museum (Toyoma) Aug.2016 "OCEAN" at Hotel & Residence Roppongi (Tokyo) Aug.2016 "WAVE" at LOWER AKIHABARA. (Tokyo) Oct.2016 "WAVE" at Gallery Kogure (NY)
  • Artist’s statement
     “Control” is concept that lies at the heart of my work. All of us have the desire, consciously or not, to control the environment surrounding us or the conditions affecting us. We dominate and ignore the laws of nature. Thanks to risk analysis and cutting-edge technologies, we believe we can control everything. Where are human beings headed? I came to scuba diving by chance. Since then, I have become infatuated by the charm of the world created by water, the beauty of light and the wide variety of aquatic beings. Water is a substance which is essential to human beings and yet, it never yields to our will. As a photographer, the foundation of my work lies in expressing the concept of “control” through the relationship between humans and water. 
Before becoming a photographer, I worked as a chef in an Italian restaurant. Every day, I chopped and cooked a lot of dead animals and plants. I then watched people eat them. One life is founded on the sacrifice of many other lives. This led me to think that anything, whether a great product, art or even religion, is, after all, just a human creation. Regardless of how pure it is intended to be, inevitably, it gets contaminated. This is because impurity is a part of humanity. And yet, ironically, this is also what makes everything interesting.
My works are the results of calculated hazard. During the creation process, it is essential to rely on calculated control. At the same time, but in opposition, uncontrollable chance is equally important. I believe that only when these two factors are present I can create a work of art truly touch people’s heart. There is a notion that the universe consists of two opposite forces, Yin and Yang. I think control as well as has two facets, which coexist and rule together. Humans have tried to dominate nature. At the same time, humans have the wisdom to live in harmony with nature. Being endowed with this dual approach, how can we improve how we live with nature? How can we strike a better balance? I hope my work will make you reflect on this question. 私は「コントロール」をテーマに作品を制作している。



そこには、計算という一種のコントロールと、その反対に、コントロール不可能な偶然性が不可欠なのだ。 そして、この二つが揃ってこそ、人のこころを動かせるものが生まれると思っている。 この世の森羅万象が陰と陽で構成されているという考えがあるように、コントロールも支配と共存の二面性を持つのではないか。 自然を支配しようと努力してきた人類。 自然と共存してきた叡智を持つ人間。 そんな二面性を持つ私たちは、どうやってバランスをとって生きていくべきなのか。私の作品が、そんなことを考えるきっかけになれば幸いである。
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