Masahiro Kodaira was born in Tokyo in 1972 and graduated from Tokyo Zokei University in 1997. He studied photography under Yutaka Takanashi and Akihide Tamura. Joined the archive project for thework of Kiyoji Otsuji in 1996, he produced modern prints from Otsuji’s negatives and also organisedexhibitions of Otsuji’s works. Motivated by his interest in the fundamental mysteries regarding hisrelation to the world, Kodaira shoots intuitively in response to various environments. He then fixes hisimages, through his sophisticated darkroom techniques, as works with unique visual intensity. His soloexhibitions include Dr. Lorenz’s Butterfly, Sirius Aidem Photo Gallery (Tokyo, 2002), tsuzuki-nokawarini (Instead of Continuation), Gekkoso (Tokyo, 2009), The Wholly Other, Omotesando Garo(Tokyo, 2013), The Wholly Other, Taka Ishii Gallery Photography / Film and Plaza Gallery (Tokyo,2015) and I am that I am, Taka Ishii Gallery Photography / Film (Tokyo, 2018). His works are includedin the collection of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Text courtesy Taka Ishii Gallery.
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