The tiger lives in the bamboo forests a thousand miles away

PrizeOfficial Selection in Shoot (photo/video)
CompanyTakeo Hirose
Artisttakeo hirose

The title is a Japanese proverb, meaning that excellent people are not limited to a narrow range, but are active in a wide world. However, today's tigers are endangered and live only in zoos or designated areas. In my work, I tried to make tigers live in various bamboo forests in Japan.

Takeo Hirose was born in Kyoto, 1962 and presently lives in Chiba, Japan. He started studying photography in earnest in 2011 when Japan suffered from the huge earthquake disaster. Through the earthquake he understood that the beautiful sceneries are not eternal but actually very fragile, and noticed the importance of taking photos of the Japanese beauty. His production concept is to express the world of traditional Japanese paintings and ink paintings with modern Japanese sensibility and the photo technology.