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 for debugging games or sitting in his sound studio would eventually wear him out.
In search of something new and fresh, Yoshihiko’s passion for photography started in 2011 when he got 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.
Although waterfalls are one of his favorite subject, 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.
Bridges, junctions and modern buildings, those huge structures are his main source of inspirations, plus
his sense of sound surely makes his images different from others.
In 2016, his panoramic long exposure bridge-cityscape “The Land of Connections” have topped on many photo competitions, including one of the prestigious award, International photo award (IPA).
Adding to that he was awarded as “Discovery of the year” at 2017 Tokyo International Photo Award(TIFA), with his 10 panoramic cityscape “The city of Juncture”.
He finds his subjects mostly in his home country, Japan. He says:
“Having oversea travels for visiting famous architectures are attractive. But usually as a part time photographer like me, we don’t have much time for spending there, and ended up shooting them with similar compositions which has already seen before in someone else’s photograph. Rather it’s much interesting to find subjects in our regions: having thorough research and aiming ideal weather and light, you can achieve much greater images than merely visiting famous architectures.
Yoshihiko’s philosophy: Shoot ordinary scenes, and make them extraordinary.
CameraLucida (in English, Spasnish, Japanese)