TITLE: "The City of Juncture"
“The city of juncture” is focusing on the unique Japanese junctions’ scenery in urban area especially in Tokyo and Osaka. Since those huge structures were built a lot in urban areas with limited space in order to organizing traffic, we have an advantage to see them at very close distance; some of them have very unique intertwined exteriors. That’s why they’ve been captivating many Japanese photographers, who can find them as unique photogenic subjects, which have many curves, lines, decayed metals and pipes.
“Junction nightscape” is much beautiful and popular than capturing them during the day time. However during the night, those glaring lights and deep shadows were just obstacles to capture the genuine structures. Rather using day time long exposure technique is preferable way for focusing the subjects; eliminating moving objects, vehicles and pedestrians. Plus panorama technique can capture wide surroundings atmosphere with much less distortion instead of using wide angle lenses.
AUTHOR: Yoshihiko Wada (Japan)
As well as being a passionate photographer, Yoshihiko is also a professional sound designer in the very demanding video game industry. The long days and nights debugging games or sitting in a sound studio would eventually wear him out.
In search of something new and fresh, Yoshihiko’s passion for photography started in 2011 when he purchased his first DSLR, a Nikon D90 which was the beginning of his unique photography career.
Waterfalls were his first obsession and found himself totally enamored with the surrealistic smooth flow caused by ND filters and found himself visiting a creek near his home every weekend, and experimenting with various filters.
He gradually changed his preferences and photography style and now finds himself in his most comfortable place in the black and white fine art genre. He finds inspiration from both Julia Anna Gospodarou and Joel Tjintjelarr, who are pioneers of this genre. He learned the basics of this distinct post process style from them, daylight hyper long exposure with high contrast black and white processing. He now incorporates his own ideas, themes, colorings, and methods into his images.
He believes his photographs are not philosophical or difficult and everyone can easily understand them when they first see them. He thinks of his photographs as entertainment and if people can be entertained and feel joy from them he’d be very happy.
Monochrome Awards 2015 – Architecture Winners (Professional)
ND AWARD 2015 2nd place(architectere:other)
ND AWARD 2016 2nd place(architecture:bridge)
IPA2016 1st place(architecture: bridge)
TIFA2016 1st place (Architecture of the year, bridge)
IPOTY 2016 1st place (Pro, architecture:bridge)
Commended(top50) at Sony World Photo Wward2017 OPEN ,Architecture
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