Takeo Hirose was born in Kyoto, 1962. He started studying photography in earnest in 2011 when Japan suffered from the huge earthquake disaster. Through the earthquake he understood that the beautiful sceneries are not eternal but actually very fragile, and noticed the importance of taking photos of the Japanese beauty. His production concept is to express the world of traditional Japanese paintings and ink paintings with modern Japanese sensibility and the photo technology. For the past few years he has produced the works with a motif of bamboo, which can be associated with Japan.
The fine art and landscape photography series “Apex” reflects on the order and chaos within the natural organic forms and scapes, contrasting to the uniformity of social structures and routine lifestyles, and aims to displaying them through a setting that offers a sense of serenity and tranquility. The photographer believes that the facets of the mountain forms the perfect juxtaposition between ordered complexity and simplicity, establishing a different perspective on natural beauty.
Nus Nous photographs seem to represent human bodies or parts of them, in reality it is the observer who wants to see them. When we observe anything, even a situation, we observe it emotionally and for this reason, we often let ourselves be deceived. In the Nus Nous images, it is evident how the element of ambivalence turns into a subtle elaboration of the mind that takes us away from reality to lead us into an imaginary labyrinth made up of suggestions.
A series about the beauty of sunsets, moonrises, and reflections. Due to the different light conditions during the day the same building can look different each time you look at it. During the retouching process, the buildings get isolated from their environment to bring out the uniqueness of the buildings and to be able to edit the sky. In some cases, they are also manipulated to give it a more surreal touch.
Landscape with grasses, mosses, flowers and other plants that looks a small world are spread at their feet. Photographer Katsuhiro Ohkuchi takes photography to make it look like a big world by using trick of the eye. An 1 inch tall dwarf goes on a journey around the small world. A dwarf eyes are the imaginary world of their childhood. It makes reminds them of their childhood.
This series is focused on the abstract rock formations created over billions of years or in this case eons. The aim was to show the beauty in nature. The photographs is a series capturing abstract compositions created by nature. It should transport the viewer away from negative energy and transport them to a calm state of mind.
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