ATOM

ATOM

Profile

ATOM is a Japanese photographer born in 1980. He traveled to 64 countries over 6 years and encountered many cultures and many people. The experience gained from the trip raised many questions for himself.
What does it mean to life, coexistence with nature, happiness and purpose of living for?
By leaving Japan, he reconsidered his homeland and pondered about living as a Japanese and a modern people. Conscious of his identity as a Japanese, he uses the motifs of symbols that symbolize Japan, takes a photo of the present age, and prints it on the most precious handmade Japanese paper in Japan.
He will continue to travel and explore and express the meaning of living as a Japanese in the present age.
ATOMは1980年に生まれた日本の写真家です。彼は6年かけて64カ国を旅し、多くの文化、多くの人々に出会いました。旅で得た経験は彼に多くの疑問を生みました。 生きるとは? 自然と共存する事とは? 幸せとは? 何の為に生きているのか? そして、「私はなぜこの時代の日本に生まれたのか?」という根源的な疑問です。
日本を離れた事で彼は母国を見つめ直し、日本人として、現代人として生きる事を熟考しました。日本人としてのアイデンティティを意識した彼は、日本を象徴するものを被写体にし、現代を写し撮り、日本で最も貴重な手漉き和紙に印刷しています。
彼はこれからも旅を続け、日本人として現代に生きる意味を探求し表現していきます。


Activities
Group Exhibition
・Invited to chambre07 Photo Festival at France
・Ginza Fujifilm gallery at Tokyo,Japan
Prize
・Kyotography portfolio award nominee
・Washington Post photo contest
・NIKON 100th anniversary contest

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HINOMARU

Projects

In ATOM’s artworks, he captures a moment of our time and set the stage for people to think about our lives in the present era.
The society has changed with the times, and the common sense has changed, too. Even though our life has become more and more convenient due to the evolution of the technology, we are too busy to focus on the problems that are caused by the changes. And those problems become more acute before we know it.
He minimally expresses the changes of the times and the issues in his artworks. It’s because he wants to give people who see his artworks plenty of food for thought. The simple and clear visualization will encourage people who are living in this complicated society to quickly grasp the issues that we have in our daily lives. And it will inspire people to make a discussion about a better future.
ATOMの作品は現代を切り取り、見る人に現代と向き合うきっかけをつくります。
時代の変化と共につねに社会は移り変わり、常識も変化してきました。しかし、テクノロジーの進化によって加速度的に便利になっていく現代社会では、その問題点に目を向ける暇さえも与えられません。そして、問題はそうして気づかぬうちにどんどん深刻になっていきます。
彼が時代の変化や問題点をミニマムに表現しているのは、作品を見た人の脳内に多くの思索を生み出すためです。単純にして明快に可視化することで、煩雑な現代社会に生きる人々にスピーディな問題点の把握を促し、よりよい未来のための議論を呼び起こすでしょう。

JAPONISM & MINIMALISM - (2017- )
Minimal expression produces maximum thinking. The aesthetic sense of Zen's simplicity was to generate many thoughts and lead to enlightenment. By expressing it in a minimal way, Atom is try-ing to create a lot of thoughts in his brain by seeing the problem from the past, the present and the future in a bird's eye view.
最小限の表現が最大限の思索を生む。禅の簡素であろうとする美意識も多くの思索を生み、悟りへと導くためでした。アトムはミニマムに表現することによって、見た人が過去と現代、未来の問題点を俯瞰的に捉え、その脳内に多くの思考を生み出そうとしています。
・Media Size: 550×440mm(21.65×17 1/3inch), Image size: 508×338.6mm(20×13.1/3inch), Edition:10
・Media: Japanese traditional handmade paper (Washi:Echizen Kizuki Bousho) 
・Number of worksː 15
・Project progressː Ongoing

HINOMARU 1952 - Restoration of Sovereignty

HINOMARU 1952 - Restoration of Sovereignty

HINOMARU 1989 - Bubble Economy

HINOMARU 1989 - Bubble Economy

HINOMARU 2011 - Great East Japan Earthquake

HINOMARU 2011 - Great East Japan Earthquake

HINOMARU 2019 - Present

HINOMARU 2019 - Present

HINOMARU 20XX - Future

HINOMARU 20XX - Future

HINOMARU

HINOMARU

KIMONO 1973 - Second Baby Boom

KIMONO 1973 - Second Baby Boom

KIMONO 1966 - Hinoe Uma

KIMONO 1966 - Hinoe Uma

KIMONO 1973 - Second Baby Boom

KIMONO 1973 - Second Baby Boom

KIMONO 2019 - Present

KIMONO 2019 - Present

KIMONO 20XX - Future

KIMONO 20XX - Future

KIMONO

KIMONO

TORII 1971 - Mail Order

TORII 1971 - Mail Order

TORII 1995 - Internet

TORII 1995 - Internet

TORII 2008 - SNS

TORII 2008 - SNS

TORII 2019 - Present

TORII 2019 - Present

TORII  20XX - Future

TORII 20XX - Future

TORII

TORII

Activities

KIMONO20XX

KIMONO20XX

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