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Night in Cherry Red by Kazunori Nagashima

When you are thinking of yourself, it may not be that you’re always facing yourself precisely. But it must cause great fear to disrupt yourself in order to have a complete objective point of view.

Weightlessness / Yosuke Kashiwakura

Weightlessness by Yosuke Kashiwakura

When gazing at the jellyfish floating in their tanks at the aquarium, I find myself in a peculiar mood. These jellyfish appear as if they could be alien life forms drifting through space, or perhaps even spaceships.


A determined man by Kazunori Nagashima

The distinctive man is characterized as a guy who has determined to do something important for him. Even the context is not specified exactly in the photographs, we could imagine and relish his hiding situation and consideration like a daydream.


Soliloquy by Kazunori Nagashima

The independent modern woman is described in tones of perceptively lyrical and surreal feeling throughout the series, with the mood of the central character filling the air.


5 Talented Japanese Photographers

The Best Japanese Photographers published in Dodho Magazine. The great stories by Osamu Jinguji, Ryota Kajita, Tomohide Ikeya, Koji Tajima and Shinji Ichikawa.

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Lost highway by by Florian Ruiz

The access of the deserted roads across the 20km exclusion zone around the Fukushima’s nuclear plant is forbidden. Here, inspiring myself from the ready-made artwork, I sought to test the bounds of photography by using Google Street View images taken after the accident as an artistic material.


Hazaribagh by Kosuke Ryujin

Hazaribagh in Bangladesh isone of the most polluted places in the world. The city, situated in the southwest of Dhaka, is an industrial area that flourished as a result of its leather industry which dates back to the pre-independence East Pakistan era.

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Osamu Jinguji : Everything is in flux and nothing is permanent

I believe that the essence of the arts including every picture is also a succession of “Creation and Destruction” in this world. At the same time, I make sure that their conducts and processes for creating every art are the works finding light, beauty or brilliant matters like “Hope”, “Dreams”, and “Faith”.


Shinji Ichikawa : The essence

I was born to a family who ran a photo studio; thus, I was raised in an environment surrounded by photography. The town where I was born and grew up is famous as the spot where Japanese spirits would come to gather from all over the country in the tenth month of the old calendar.


Ice Formations by Ryota Kajita

This series, Ice Formations, captured ice patterns appearing on ponds, lakes and river in the beginning of winter around Fairbanks, Alaska.


Water – Tomohide Ikeya

We thought human could control water if we had lots of equipments and cared for risks in water, but human never be able to live in water. And we also never be able to live without water.

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Fukushima, invisible pain by Florian Ruiz

I used a pinhole camera with long exposure times to create a record of the presence of radioactive danger. A dosimeter measured the level of radiation in micro Sieverts (µSv) received during each exposure.