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Born in Tokyo, 1970. Left Waseda University to pursue a photographic education. Graduated from the Tokyo School of Visual Arts in 1994. Received the Higashikawa Distinguished Photographer Award in 2013 and the Tadahiko Hayashi award in 2015. Published monographs include Night Crawler, STREET RAMBLER, and White Noise.
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.