Judge: Nagayuki Kojima
I'm a photographer living a simple life in a rural town called Mima in Tokushima, Japan.
I started photography when I was 30 years old with documenting my children.
I shot with film at the time and honed my skills in competitions in Japan.
So I did not go to school for photography or art.
I have no teacher. Even the industry has changed from film to digital, I am all self-taught.
I started challenging world wide competitions in the fall of 2017, 10 years after I became a professional.
I have learned a lot in the three and a half years.
Competitions are the best place to learn and improve your skills.
I think the key to being a good photographer is to never lose your curiosity and never give up on what you love.
WPE Master Photographer 1St place Winner
WPPI Gold Distinction Award & 1st place Winner Associate of WPPI
Asia-WPA Grand Elite, Photographers of The Year 2020-2021
EPA Master Photographer 2020 Photographers of the Year