This time, I wanted to create a series of photographs based on the theme “From Japan, to the world”.
By adding Japanese-type emotions and items, my goal was to produce art that incorporates the Japanese spirit while also integrating various international elements. I went location scouting in temples and shrines in Kyoto, taking photos in several places. At one temple I asked them for a big favor — to light up the lanterns along the temple’s stone stairway in the early morning. I then had a model wearing high heels stand on the stairs and took photos of her. She stood absolutely still with an umbrella in hand, and the umbrella had a flash installed inside. It was summer and very hot, so the session was pretty brutal. …
A photographer living in Nagoya, Japan, HASEO is a full member of APA (Japan Advertising Photographers’ Association). He is committed to capturing real images, and refuses to alter his work with synthesis or CG. Focusing on the darkness of the human mind and society, his photography expresses original stories based on his unique view of the world. He developed his own “policy” of capturing all women beautifully, which is widely appreciated by photographers and hair stylists in Japan.
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