I was born in Hokkaido, Japan. Around 2013, I bought a Sony mirrorless camera and started taking small items. After that, I started to shoot beautiful landscapes of Hokkaido, but I originally liked to draw pictures, and eventually I started to create works by synthesizing photographs.
Since last year, I have been attending an online course by world-famous photographer Kent Shiraishi, where I have learned a lot of meaningful things. From that time on, I started doing photo manipulation.
It is a two-wheeled rose flower.
The camera model I am currently using is Sony 7. I have never used a camera other than Sony, but if there is a good camera in the future, I would like to use other cameras as well.
I want to hold a solo exhibition all over the world and publish a photo book. And I want to create works that exceed my imagination.
It's very encouraging to be told, "It's an idea that no one else can think of."
I have been influenced by many wonderful photographs and the works of painters. Recently, I've been influenced by Magritte.
Surreal, darkness, hope
This was my first attempt at this award, but I am very honored to receive this wonderful award. And I was convinced that the work I was doing was not wrong and gave me confidence. thank you very much.
"One Summer Adventure" is a work in which my son is the main character. Just as the world was scared of infectious diseases, I wanted to create something that made me feel hopeful. Through Magritte's work, "Mother" was able to learn that everything on this planet is surrounded by motherhood. "Unleash myself" is the same as "Mother", and I expressed my thoughts through Magritte's world view. I wanted to express that photography is very free and has infinite possibilities.
This award was full of innovative and memorable works, which made me want to test my strength.
It was last year that I started applying for photography awards outside Japan. However, it was my first time to win the Gold Award, so it definitely had a big impact on my career.
Kent Shiraishi. Magritte is not a photographer, but he is one of them.
The work must be beautiful. This is the advice I received from Kent Shiraishi.
Learn under a leader you can trust and follow the path you believe in. That is absolutely not wrong.
I think it's something to try anyway. If you don't do it, nothing will start.
I try to save the exchanges with everyone in the online course and the works I met on the Internet and SNS, and look back over and over again.
If I can participate, I think it will be a great learning experience, so I have a desire to try it. (email@example.com)
Experience the inner thoughts of Haruka Nishizaki, and her adorable son who sometimes model for her images.