/ 2020 / Fine Art / Collage

Yin-yang

  • Prize
    Gold in Fine Art/Collage
  • Photographer
    Takeo Hirose

Yin is characterized as an inward energy that is feminine, still, dark, and negative. On the other hand, yang is characterized as outward energy, masculine, hot, bright, and positive.
The two opposites of yin and yang attract and complement each other. Yin elements can contain certain parts of yang, and yang can have some components of yin.
These works are composed of the illuminated bamboo forest image and its B&W reversed image which is inspired by ink-wash painting, Suiboku-ga.

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)

Prize
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