Honorable Mention / 2018 / Nature / Flowers

Golden light

  • Photographer
    Keiichiro Muramatsu

I went to Paris to make preparations for my exhibition, and
found that the Parisian sunlight in June was strong, glaring and
impactful. Upon returning to Japan, at once, while the light
shining in through window of my atelier still generated a feeling
as similar to the Parisian sunlight as possible, based on my
fresh memory of it, I arranged flowers, and produced the second
series of photographs. This series involves the presentation of
lotuses while keeping in mind the notions of “moving” and
“cutting off”, which arise out of the strong contrast between
light and shadow, and focuses on “shiny, strong beauty”, which
represents yet another aspect of the golden light.

Keiichiro Muramatsu 

Keiichiro Muramatsu was born in 1972 in Shizuoka, Japan. He attended a Focal Point professional photography course in Vancouver in 2001-2002. After going back to Japan, he established a portrait studio ”The Fourth Avenue Studio” in 2008 in Shizuoka, Japan. He has started to learn “Nageire” (literally, “thrown into”) which is a freer form of flower arrangement, placing innocent wild flowers simply in rough-hewn vessels, from 2013. He also established an atelier for producing his works in 2014. 


April. 2019 "SHINE A LIGHT" at Marie-Robin (Paris, France)
Nov. 2018 "WHITE LIGHT" at Marie-Robin (Paris, France)
April. 2018 "Struct" at Marie-Robin (Paris, France)
June. 2017 "Lumières d’Or/Golden Light" at Marie-Robin (Paris, France)
Nov. 2015 "A STAGE" at Marie-Robin (Paris, France)
Aug. 2002 "Vancouver" at Center A (Vancouver, BC)


June. 2002 "Focal Point's Full Time Graduate Exhibition" at Exposure Gallery (Vancouver, BC)  
May. 2002 "Explore Asian 2002 --- One more time" ar Turks (Vancouver, BC)
1998-2002  Annual Exhibition ---"Relation" etc. at Ai gallery (Shizuoka, Japan)


FOTOFEVER PARIS 2017 10>12 NOV. 2017 at CARROUSEL DU LOUVRE (Paris, France)


*TIFA 2018 (Tokyo International Foto Awards) Gold Prize, "White Light", Professional-Nature/Flowers
*IPA 2018 (International Photography Awards) Honorable Mention, Professional-Nature/Flowers
*IPA 2018 (International Photography Awards) Honorable Mention, Professional-Fine Art/Still Life
*PX3 2018 (Prix de la Photographie, Paris) Honorable Mention, Professional-Nature/Flowers
*IPA 2017 (International Photography Awards) 1st place, "Goleden Light", Professional-Nature/Flowers
*IPA 2016 (International Photography Awards) Honorable Mention, Professional-Nature/Flowers
*PX3 2015 (Prix de la Photographie, Paris) Second Prize, "A STAGE", Professional-Nature/Flowers
*PX3 2015 (Prix de la Photographie, Paris) Honorable Mention, Professional-Fine Art/Still Life
*IPA 2015 (International Photography Awards) Honorable Mention, Professional-Nature/Flowers
*IPA 2015 (International Photography Awards) Honorable Mention, Professional-Fine Art/Still Life
*2015 the 40th exhibition of the JPS (Japan Professional Photographers Society) Honorable Mention
*2013 the 38th exhibition of the JPS (Japan Professional Photographers Society) Honorable Mention