PRESENTED BY ROYAL ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS:

Practices revolve around Photography and Imagemaking. Multidisciplinary background.

Previous degree in Visual Design, Kuwasawa Design School, Tokyo, Japan.

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Description

The ongoing photographic project focuses on the journey of a pregnancy of Nagakura Nami, a single mother I met in Japan, who I perceived to be an embodiment of female strenth and equality, directly and symbolically associated with mother nature. As much as it was a personal project I believe there was also something very human—the way that we bonded and reflected one another, organically without many labels attached, the inner strength she demonstrated, the feeling that life was always present and love was around. I felt a constant undercurrent of mystery, awe and connectedness during the process. The soon to be finished photographic book of the project touches upon these topics with visual storytelling through this micro lens. It is also largely inspired by Japanese mythology, and aims to underline female empowerment and compassion, and their relevance to the world we currently inhabit.

PUBLISHED WORKS
It’s Nice That IGNANT VICE NOWNESS
MilK Magazine COEVAL Magazine

Fisheye PHOTOBOOK/VOL.3
FREE Magazine 2018 ISSUE 7 “Personal” FAR-NEAR Volume 2 Taste–Distaste

EXHIBITIONS

16th “1_WALL” Photography Finalist Exhibition Tokyo, 2017
Fotografiska New York x VICE Media Group New Visions Exhibition New York, 2020

EDUCATION

From September 2019 til Now
Graphic Design Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp.

From April 2015 to March 2017
Visual Design Kuwasawa Design School, Tokyo.

From April 2014 to March 2015
Comprehensive Design Kuwasawa Design School, Tokyo.

From April 2013 to January 2014
Fashion Design Bunka Fashion Collage, Tokyo.

WORK EXPERIENCE

2016 Graphic Design KOTENHITS hitsfamily.com

2017 Art Direction & Production +81 PLUS EIGHTY ONE plus81.com, Publishing & Graphic Design PRINTINGS.JP printings.jp

2018,2019 Art Direction & Photography Ms MIN msmin.com