Yoshinori Mizutani’s (*1987, Japan) works suggest new expressive possibilities that mix the domestic traditions of personal and street photography with those of foreign conceptual photography.
Mizutani attended the Tokyo College of Photography after graduating from Nihon University College of Economics. In 2014, was selected for the LensCulture Emerging Talents Awards 2014 Top 50 and the Foam Magazine Talent Call 2014.
Mizutani has quickly established worldwide recognition and amassed an impressive list of solo exhibitions in numerous countries, including, Tokyo (IMA), Beijing (aura gallery), Belgium (ibasho gallery), Switzerland (Christophe Guye Galerie), London (Webber gallery) and Milan (mc2 gallery). Books (selection): Tokyo Parrots (2014); Yusurika (2015); Hanon (2016); Des oiseaux (2019).
Publishers: the(M) éditions /// IBASHO
Image credits: Yoshinori Mizutani / the(M) éditions
Cherry blossoms are so beautiful
that I don’t think I’ve spent as much
time looking at anything else
Facing a sakura tree
my eyes shift
from one petal to another
from one flower to another
until the whole picture is grasped
I attempt to visualize
the move of my observing eyes
and crystallize the visual experience
of meditating and wandering upon
the blooming tree
As a result
the images show that
photography captures not only
a specific moment
but also the passing of time
By The Way
Cover: Tokyo Parotts, 2013 © Yoshinori Mizutani Courtesy of the artist and IMA gallery.
Book Specs: Sakura by Yoshinori Mizutani published by the(M) éditions and IBASHO (2021) | Design by Akiko Wakabayashi | Book Size 21x30cm | Pages 96 pages | Soft Cover | ISBN : 979-10-95424-23-9. Available here.