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Kohei Yoshiyuki

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Kohei Yoshiyuki - untitled, 1973 From the series The Park Gelatin Silver Print 20″ × 24″
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So I discovered a new Japanese photographer today someone I should have known more about in the past since his work is somehow related to my voyeuristic tendencies albeit on the internet.  Kohei Yoshiyuki's made series of black-and-white photographs of people he saw having casual sex in Tokyo parks at night and the people watching them from the 1970s. He used a 35mm camera, with infrared film, and flash.
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LOVEYONE Yasumasa Yonehara Official Site | ラブヨネ 米原康正 オフィシャルサイト

LOVEYONE Yasumasa Yonehara Official Site | ラブヨネ 米原康正 オフィシャルサイト | Japanese photographers | Scoop.it
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I discovered a new Japanese photographer when I was researching people who collaborated with a singer I like a lot: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. Yasumasa Yonehara (aka Yone) is one Japan’s most well-known and influential fashion magazine editors and photographers. Anyway he has a wicked Instagram profile of cute sexy Japanese girls. https://instagram.com/yone69harajuku/

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Inspiration and Lifestyle - ShootTokyo

Inspiration and Lifestyle - ShootTokyo | Japanese photographers | Scoop.it
Inspiration and Lifestyle fit are things that they me to determine if a camera is right for me.
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I came across this new website and although it is not a Japanese photographer and Dave is american his blog is very interesting if you want to see what Tokyo looks like. I love his photos and it's interesting to see the city through western eyes. Enjoy ;)

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EIKOH HOSOE

EIKOH HOSOE | Japanese photographers | Scoop.it

As I am scooping around I just discover new photographers that I choose to talk about because they are closely related to my sense of aesthetics. Here is EIKOH HOSOE and what I could find about him.

 

Eikoh Hosoe is one of Japan’s notable post-war photographers and film-makers. Hosoe was born in 1933 in Yamagata prefecture, as Toshihio Hosoe. He changed his name to Eikoh after the Second World War, to symbolize the new Japan he was photographing. He studied at the Tokyo College of Photography and graduated in 1954 to become a freelancer. Later, Hosoe worked for photography magazines and womens magazines. Hosoe gained professional acclaim when he won the Fuji Film Award student category

 

Early on in his career he abandoned the documentary style prevalent in the post-war years and produced photographs that breathed a sense of experimentation and freedom into photography. By calling on mythology, metaphor and symbolism he created images that broke the bounds of traditional photography. Hosoe developed a unique style situated at the crossroads of several different art forms, combining photography with elements of theatre, dance, film and traditional Japanese art.

Hosoe gained recognition in the late 1950s when he began to develop his close-ups of the human body. Embrace, a series of black-and-white, abstract nude photographs, encapsulates Hosoe’s strive for originality in this photographic genre.

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OKURA Shunji / TATSUKI Yoshihiro / FUJII Hideki. Muses (1992) : A Japanese Book

OKURA Shunji / TATSUKI Yoshihiro / FUJII Hideki. Muses (1992) : A Japanese Book | Japanese photographers | Scoop.it
Rare Japanese Photobooks and Illustrated Books...
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Weird Japanese Pictures

Weird Japanese Pictures | Japanese photographers | Scoop.it
What a weird and wonderful place Japan is. Here are some weird Japanese pictures gathered by Michael over at MMOABC.
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Emerging Japanese Photographers | Spoon & Tamago

Emerging Japanese Photographers | Spoon & Tamago | Japanese photographers | Scoop.it

Lieko Shiga

Yukikazu Ito

Hiroshi Sugimoto

Ryo Owada

 

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KOBAYASHI Shinichiro / NARAHASHI Asako / TAKANO Ryudai.. Kiss in the Dark — Contemporary Japanese Photography (2001) : A Japanese Book

KOBAYASHI Shinichiro / NARAHASHI Asako / TAKANO Ryudai.. Kiss in the Dark — Contemporary Japanese Photography (2001) : A Japanese Book | Japanese photographers | Scoop.it
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Heading East: Berkley's Japanese Historical Map Collection

Heading East: Berkley's Japanese Historical Map Collection | Japanese photographers | Scoop.it
Raul Gutierrez on life and photography....
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Kimbei Kusakabe | ND Magazine

Kimbei Kusakabe | ND Magazine | Japanese photographers | Scoop.it
Kusakabe Kimbei (1841 - 1934) was a Japanese photographer operated a studio in Yokohama from the early 1880s until 1913. Kusakabe Kimbei worked with Felice B
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Kimbei Kusabe was one of the first Japanese photographer trained by Felice Beato and baron Raimund von Stillfried in the late 1800s. He started off as a colourist. You can still but some of his prints today. 
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Discourse BLOG: Nobuyoshi Araki

Discourse BLOG: Nobuyoshi Araki | Japanese photographers | Scoop.it
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This guy looks petty kinky but there is a whole history behind his sexy bondage pictures which are only a small part of his work but that is most of what I could find. Bjork is an admirer and his works are held in numerous museum collections including the Tate and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. 

 

About Japanese bondage that inspires his work here is some more info"Bondage, in a sexual context, first emerged in Japan in the late Edo period (the mid-1800s), but wasn’t popularised until the 1950s, when magazines like Kitan Club and Yomikiri Romance began printing the first naked bondage photographs, and the 1960s, when Nawashi (rope masters) began to appear in live S&M shows. Kinbaku is generally practiced with ropes that are six to eight metres in length and is based on specific rope patterns for binding and suspension."

(source: http://www.anothermag.com/current/view/2130/Nobuyoshi_Araki_Bondage)

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Japanese photography legend Shomei Tomatsu dies - British Journal of Photography

Japanese photography legend Shomei Tomatsu dies - British Journal of Photography | Japanese photographers | Scoop.it
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I was reading the British Journal of Photography just discovered another Japanese photographer today but unfortunately I also found out he just died last December. Shomei Tomatsu - looks like he was great photographer who knew how to capture incredible aspects of post-war Japan like no other before him. He became famous in the 60s. I will certainly research more about this photographer as I am attracted to his compelling images.

 

 

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Readymade Distortion | TABlog | Tokyo Art Beat

Daido Moriyama proves he still matters in 2012...
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Daido Moriyama | PhotoSlaves

Daido Moriyama | PhotoSlaves | Japanese photographers | Scoop.it
Daido Moriyama is a Japanese photographer noted for his images depicting the breakdown of traditional values in post-war Japan.
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Heavy Light – Contemporary Japanese Photography

Heavy Light – Contemporary Japanese Photography | Japanese photographers | Scoop.it

The International Center for Photography, in New York, hosted an exhibit entitled Heavy Light – Recent Photography and Video from Japan. 

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Dodge & Burn: Diversity in Photography History: Japanese Photographer Mika Ninagawa

Dodge & Burn: Diversity in Photography History: Japanese Photographer Mika Ninagawa | Japanese photographers | Scoop.it

I love Mika's fierce style!

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