Capture of the Day: Toru Kasuya

I recently discovered the incredible work of Toru Kasuya, a Japanese photographer who was named Grand Prize Winner of the 6th Annual Nikkei National Geographic Photo Prize. His work will be shown in NYC in June. See event details below.

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In his artist’s statement he writes about his approach, “To convey these marvels, I adopted composition and expression techniques from ukiyo-e [a genre of Japanese woodblock art and painting, also known as ‘floating world’]. I am very much intrigued by this form of artistic expression unique to Japan, which had been developed before photography was invented.”

I particularly love Toru’s “Jewelry Box” gallery.

Jewelry box of Sea – Toru Kasuya Photography

Toru kasuya (粕谷徹) is a underwater photographer. This site is Toru kasuya photography. Toru kasuya is the Grand Prize Winner of the 6th Annual Nikkei National Geographic Photo Prize.

Jewelry box of Sea – Toru Kasuya Photography

Toru kasuya (粕谷徹) is a underwater photographer. This site is Toru kasuya photography. Toru kasuya is the Grand Prize Winner of the 6th Annual Nikkei National Geographic Photo Prize.

NYC Exhibition details:

HIDDEN BEAUTY NEAR THE SHORE: GALLERY OPENING

FOTO CARE PRESENTS: HIDDEN BEAUTY NEAR THE SHORE PHOTOGRAPHS BY TORU KASUYA GRAND PRIZE WINNER: 6TH ANNUAL NIKKEI NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTO PRIZE OPENING RECEPTION WITH THE ARTIST: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 6:30-8:30PM Cocktail Reception: Hors d’Oeuvres and Beverages will be served. EXHIBITION ON VIEW: JUNE 6TH – 9TH, 2018 “Even near urban areas, there is a thriving environment in the ocean.”

 

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