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Born in Tokyo in 1970, he began his career after graduating from Tokyo Visual Arts. In addition to his career as a photographer and educator, he currently runs Gallery Niepce in Tokyo. His series “STREET RAMBLER“ and many others have been published as photobooks. Having held solo and group exhibitions of his work both in Japan and abroad, he received the 24th Tadahiko Hayashi Award in 2015 and the 29th Higashikawa Special Photographer Award in 2013.
I’m constantly amazed at the level of artistic freedom when shooting with the PEN-F. Instead of using a computer after shooting, you can adjust the Monochrome Profile Control and Colour Profile Control while looking through the viewfinder to achieve your own unique vision for photos in real time while shooting with the camera. This is a completely new shooting sensation I’ve never experienced before.
My favorite setting is Monochrome Profile 3 with sharpness, contrast, and film grain set to +1. This setting lets me capture photos with extreme levels of black texturing for images with real impact. I’m completely satisfied with the infrared film feel of the finished images.
The beautifully-crafted PEN-F is ideal for street shooters, as a second camera for studio pros, and for anyone who loves vintage design and photography.