Honorable Mention / 2021 / Special / Special Effects

Yin-yang (to obscure)

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    Takeo Hirose
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Since the days of the camera obscura, photographers have been enthusiastic about capturing clearer images while fighting blur and bokeh.
However, in the present when you can easily take beautiful pictures with a smartphone, it is not easy to take blurring and bokehing intentionally, and therefore, like the Impressionists of paintings, I think these have become more important as a camera-specific expression method.
This series attempts to make it possible to coexist from high resolution to blurring and bokehing in one work.

Takeo Hirose was born in Kyoto, 1962. After graduate of Hitotsubashi University, he has been working for several famous food companies.

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.

Awards Exhibition
2015 New York Art Fair (USA).
2015 Stockholm Art Book Fair (Sweden)
2015 Seoul Art Book Fair (South Korea)
2016 Art Book Fair Basel (Switzerland)
2017 Quoz Arts Fest and GPP Photo Week (Dubai)

2013 JPS (Japan professional photographers association prize), honorable mention
2014 JPS (Japan professional photographers association prize), honorable mention
2017 International Photography Awards, honorable mention (2 works)
2018 International Photography Awards, honorable mention
Selected every year at several domestic photo contests