As well as being a passionate photographer, Yoshihiko is also a professional sound designer in the very demanding video game industry. The long days and nights debugging games or sitting in a sound studio would eventually wear him out.
In search of something new and fresh, Yoshihiko’s passion for photography started in 2011 when he purchased his first DSLR, a Nikon D90 which was the beginning of his unique photography career.
Waterfalls were his first obsession and found himself totally enamored with the surrealistic smooth flow caused by ND filters and found himself visiting a creek near his home every weekend, and experimenting with various filters.
He gradually changed his preferences and photography style. He now finds himself in his most comfortable place in the black and white fine art architectural genre. He found inspiration from both Julia Anna Gospodarou and Joel Tjintjelarr, who are pioneers of this genre. He learned the basics of this distinct post process style from them, daylight hyper long exposure with high contrast black and white processing. He now incorporates his own ideas, themes, colorings, and methods into his images.
He find his subjects mostly in his home country, Japan. He says:
“Having travel and visit famous architects are OK, but usually we don’t have much time there, and tend to shoot them with similar compositions, which we’ve already seen before in someone else’s photograph. Rather it’s much interesting to find subjects in our locals, and make unique compositions which no one had tried before. ”
He is pretty much interested in huge structures in urban areas, especially bridges and junctions.
In 2016, his panoramic long exposure bridge-city scape “The Land of Connections” have topped on many photo competitions, including one of the prestigious award, International photo award (IPA).
He believes his photographs are not so philosophical or difficult,and everyone can easily understand them when they first see them. He thinks of his photographs as an entertainment. If people can be entertained and feel joy from them he’d be very happy.
CameraLucida (in English, Spasnish, Japanese)