PROJECTS

1997

A woman driving a rental-car (ゎナンバーの女)*2019

This piece was not able to get a prize, but it was nominated by one of the reviewers at a portrait exhibition.

I used silk screens and chemical effects to print it onto stainless steel with electricity.

I’m starting to feel that the sharing economy has brought a huge change for woman, because they now have more opportunities. 

A man wearing a skirt(スカートを履く男) *2019

I think that men are starting to look more like women and not only people who work in the fashion industry.

Although this is portrait piece, I didn’t let them show much of their faces.

To display them at the exhibition, I was careful about the angles, balance, layout, and naming to make the photographs look vague. Of course, this printing method makes them look vague as well.


UNTITLED*2019

This piece was chosen by a reviewer at Onaeba Yokohama which is one of the largest photography exhibitions in Japan, and I got first place there.

This piece was my first portfolio, gathering together some of the photographs that I had taken so far.

Although I didn’t give it a name, I wanted to make this portfolio into a kind of handmade frame.

Before I made it, I had heard about the micro-plastic environmental issue, so I wanted to avoid using plastic paper for pigment prints.

I came up with using WASHI, I put the photos into something that looked like a type of Japanese sun blind called SHOJI, which softly lets light through from the back.

After Onaeba, two of those photographs were chosen by a major commercial gallery in Tokyo to be displayed along with those of some professional photographers at an exhibition called “Light and Architecture”.

UNEXPECTED #1 *2018

This piece is the entrance of Head Office of Kawasaki Bank's old building which was deconstructed, moved to an open-air museum called Meiji Mura, and then reconstructed on-site.

UNEXPECTED #2 *2018

This piece is an interior of Telephone Exchange, Sapporo's <important cultural property> old building which was deconstructed, moved to an open-air museum called Meiji Mura, and then reconstructed on-site.

Resembling the masterpiece by Shoji Ueda *2018

I came up to reference with a masterpiece by Shoji Ueda, one of the most famous photographers in Japan. I think you may know his art as well.

So how did I take a photograph like his? Well, I came up with the idea to use some small toy people made for train models. I guessed that a shop for train geeks would have many kinds of these, and I went there and discovered that I was right.

I set up the toys in a way resembling Mr. Ueda’s piece,  plus included a little bit of a joke in the photograph, but I’ll let you find it on your own.

I was fortunate enough to get second place at an exhibition along with a nice tripod.