PrizeFinalists in Shoot (photo/video)
Companytakeo hirose
Artisttakeo hirose

Yin is characterized as an inward energy that is feminine, still, dark, and negative. On the other hand, yang is characterized as outward energy, masculine, hot, bright, and positive. The two opposites of yin and yang attract and complement each other. Yin elements can contain certain parts of yang, and yang can have some components of yin. These works are composed of the illuminated bamboo forest image and its B&W reversed image which is inspired by ink-wash painting, Suiboku-ga.

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.