Series concept:
The mass of the material is chipped off in the photograph, and there is also no unevenness due to the stroke of the brush, so it is only on the surface.
Maybe the way of looking at what it expresses varies according to the feeling of the person looking at it, and they can look at the surface at a glance.

With the photograph as the medium, I mix reality and fiction, and by the process of creation, I’m creating the work while facing reality and fabrication myself.
As for transversing the solid body and the level surface, even though I’m dealing with reality and fabrication directly, I think it’s a suitable method.

Up to now I’ve been making a series of photographic works using an organic design, but although I’ve tried to represent the space with the same method, it hasn’t been successful.
By means of whichever organic design, the atmosphere of how I thought the space should be expressed was obstructed.
Because of this, I stopped using wire and thread, made a more simple solid object with paper, and I represented it at first glance as an inorganic space.

A familiar scene made into a motif.
I captured that scene in the photograph and made it into a work by making it into a solid object with the unneeded forms simplified, then took the photograph again.
The shining of the light brings it closer to a photograph made into a motif.
Ultimately, I’m attempting to extract something which has a connection to my spirit.
It could be said that the theme of this series is me as the subject looking at that scene.

By making this series for this space at the same time as the “Fragment of LTM series”, I wonder whether the contrast and blending of organic and inorganic things comes out.
In all, with the blending of the subject and environment, I hope to enlarge upon my theme of the state of reality and fiction.

I made the title of this series the “Polytope series”.








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Tokyo graphic passport (Portfolio viewing award)

PX3 Prix de la photographie paris
Silver winner and honorable mention
IPA International Photography Awards
Honorable mention

Kontinent Awards 2013
Official selection
6th_Photography Masters Cup
London International Creative Competition 2013
Finalist and Honorable mention

PX3 Prix de la photographie paris
Bronze winner and honorable mention
IPA International Photography Awards
1st place (gold) winner and honorable mention
Kontinent Awards 2014
Official selection
ND Awards 2014
Honorable mention

PX3 Prix de la photographie paris
honorable mention
IPA International Photography Awards
honorable mention


1996 Clue select exhibition

1997 5th International exhibition MILANO-TOKYO

1998 Tama select exhibition

2010 Tokyo graphic passport (Portfolio viewing award)

2011 白黒ショー vol.3 / +81 Gallery+Lab Photo exhibition

2012 The Collective & The Collection ArtGallery Bat-Yam Israel

2014 Group exhibition Vol.65 +81 GALLERY New York

2015 FLUX EXHIBITION at Royal College of Art Kensington

2016 FLUX EXHIBITION at The Old Truman Brewery

2016 IPS – Flowers of My Soul at Forografia Pino Giannini