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Forest of Misty Vision
This work was shot over a period of seven years in the forest of Shirakawa Lake, which is flooded by meltwater for a month in the spring. Themes of the work are "the world woven by the humidity", unique to the northern basin surrounded by mountains; "the world woven by mountains, forests, and rivers" that create it; and "reality and unreality. Kazuaki Koseki is looking for answers to the environmental problems that occur at the same time while conveying the beauty of this scene created by the construction of the dam.
Born in 1977 in Yamagata prefecture,Japan.
Kazuaki Koseki was born into a family photo studio business, of which he is the eldest son. With photos forming a familiar part of his life since early childhood, Koseki now conducts his private photographic work while running the studio he has since taken over.
Mountains. Forests. Rivers. Koseki forges his way into the wilderness of Yamagata and Tohoku region throughout the four seasons, and has dedicated himself to capturing the natural majesty of the area in many of his works, including in his landmark series Summer Faeries.
Awards Including the award at Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021,LensCulture Critics' Choice 2021(Chris Pichler selected/Nazraeli Press), BigPicture Nature world Photography Competition 2021.2023,Photoville FENCE 2020, He has received numerous awards at home and abroad.
Solo exhibition "Forest of Misty Vision" (2022, Fujifilm Photo Salon, Tokyo, Osaka).
Including photo exhibitions in the World Economic Forum (Davos, Switzerland),the Natural History Museum in London, the California Academy of Sciences, 11 cities in North America, and Russia, as well as being published in the Japanese edition of National Geographic magazine.
2022 Published the art book "Forest of Misty Vision" (TOSEI Publishing Co.)