'My belief is that contemporary photography should be based on conceptual ideas and should be directed to creation. In order to pursue this direction, needless to say, enthusiasm and strong will are required. If someone should think that an artistic expression is valid in taking pictures of one's life such as girlfriends and families, it would be too idle an attitude. To bring out 'the power of photography' in any era or situation, a strong passion (based on the photographer's mindset to structure concept) is essential.' —Risaku SuzukiRead More
Born in 1963 in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan, Risaku Suzuki currently lives and works in Tokyo.
The artist is known for his dedicated productions that capture scenes in Kumano, Wakayama Prefecture; one of Japan's most holy places and also Suzuki's hometown. One of Japan's most prominent photographers, Suzuki presents quintessential Japanese subjects-such as snowfall and cherry blossoms-in a manner that is at once timeless and refreshingly new.
Suzuki has held exhibitions worldwide and has received many prizes, including the Kimura Ihei Award, the most renowned award in the field of photography in Japan.
Text courtesy Christophe Guye Galerie.
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