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Born in Kofu City, Yamanashi Prefecture in 1959. He was a member of the photo magazine ”Landscape Photography” when first published. Currently contributes to photography magazines, judges contests, teaches photography classes lectures, and leads photography club meetings. Author of many books, his latest is ”Landscape Photography: A Complete Guide” (Genkosha). He has also published a photo book, ”Color X Season” (Keiki Shashin Shuppan). His photo exhibitions include ”Color X Emotion” in 2015, ”Color X Season” in 2019, and ”Shiga Kogen -Whisper of the Scenery-” in 2020.
He is the vice president of the Japan Society of Landscape Photographers (JSPA), an instructor member of the Japan Landscape Photography Association, and an instructor member of the Japan Student Photography Club.
He is also Vice President of the Japan Society of Landscape Photographers (JSPA), a guiding member of both the Japan Landscape Photography Association (JNP) and the Federation of Student Photography Clubs of Japan (FUPC).
He is also a lecturer at the OM Digital Solutions Olympus College and the Fujifilm Academy X.
Landscape photography cannot be successful without acknowledging its link to vegetation. It takes both a leading a supporting roles as important compositional element in a landscape. If you extend this concept further and consider the fact that it nurtures the world and allow us to live and breathe, we should be actively engaged in the preservation of vegetation. Even the bushes found in out-of-the-way corners of cities can be captured beautifully if you train your eye to photograph them. In this work I focused on a passion of mine, trees in vast landscapes. Sometimes your encounters with nature can be fleeting and sometimes you may spend a long time I the landscape.
For a photographer to only spend a brief moment in an environment photographing their subject, you may wonder if they are able to capture the image they desire. For this assignment I was able to capture the fleeting glimpse of beauty and truth that I desired, as the location I chose had both long and fleeting encounters.
With the OM-D E-M1X in hand, I set of a place I know well, aiming to see what I could find through the lens. In the briefest encounters with a subject, I found the E-M1X a true partner that I can rely on. Even in challenging situations I had seen many times before, the E-M1X never failed to deliver a perfect shot of the environment. I was left with a sense of the true power of what happens when a person and camera act as one.
Of the many functions the E-M1X is equipped with, I am most drawn to three; the powerful image stabilisation, High Res Shot and Live ND. The integrated vertical grip of the E-M1X delivers extreme reliability. Mastering these three functions will lift the world I seek to capture to new heights. I can’t wait to start my journey with the new E-M1X.