Naoki Kimura is a photographic artist who based in New York City/TOKYO(2017-), gone over to the US in 1987. He has been creating only Original-print works using basic monochrome. He has produced many pieces of fine art photography set in Europe atmosphere. Kimura's guiding concept is "Nagi-fluctuation". A word with Zen-like undertones, "Nagi" expresses Kimura's quest to capture in the frame those fleeting instance of "fluctuation" with it's Qualia created by the interplay of time and space in a particular place.
All phenomena around the subject—temperature, moisture, natural and manmade light—
Form a fleeting instant of beauty. This ephemeral beauty is Kimura’s NAGI(Lull), a Japanese word expressing the calm of, say, a lake as still as glass on a windless spring morning.
Kimura’s object is to capture Nagi within the boundaries of a carefully composed frame.
The shutter opens in that brief instant when the golden ratio’s harmonious proportions converge to form an ephemeral beauty. In its quest for unadulterated beauty, Kimura’s fall back on, he crosses the boundary all alone, and once there his sure eye shears away all superfluous elements with the clean precision of a Japanese sword until only the senses remain.
“Beauty,” says Kimura, “is one of the emotions, a human instinct”.
Kimura's work over that last few years has moved in a more honed direction to acquire a depth and solemnity works, which have been succeeded even to works in Japan as setting for his subject, that has found a devoted audience among US and Euro collectors.
Swedish photographer, Fredrik Broden (currently in the US), started his career in
Stockholm at the prestigious school of Photography,
Kulturama, where he honed his photographic skills.
In his 20+ years of experience Fredrik brings with him the
minimalistic sensibility that defined him as an artist and a
forever student of his craft, from lifestyle to fashion, portraits
to conceptual, directing, motion, advertising and editorial.
He has evolved working in many different directions of
photography that caught his ever changing eye behind the
lens, as a content creator and collaborator, the finished
products are a diverse array of beautiful imagery that
speaks to the creative impulse in everyone, and in turn
invites them into his photographs making them as much a
part of his imagery as the image itself.
Fredrik’s clients have been consistently bicoastal.
Having lived in New York, LA, and Europe,
His client base is broad on a global scale
Adobe, Nike, Conde Nast, Wired Magazine, Rolling Stone,
Garden and Gun, NYT, Bloomberg, Reebok, Virgin, Neiman
Marcus, Pirelli, Esquire, and GQ, among so many others.
Awards include several inclusions into Communication Arts,
American Photography, Lucie Awards,
AR 100, SPD Awards, DSVC Awards, and PDN to mention a few.
Valerie Phillips is an artist/photographer from New York City, now living in London.
She spent her teenage years obsessed with skateboarding and music, spending most nights out at clubs seeing bands, and taking inspiration from the heady mix of post punk, hip hop & outsider art all around her home city.
Valerie’s pictures have been described as a mix of fashion, fine art and street style photography.
A gritty, graphic pop explosion.
Spontaneity, adventure and a fearless collision with real life, are evident in her personal work as well as her advertising and editorial shoots.
Her first book, ‘I Want To Be An Astronaut’ (2001) follows the daily life of Monika - a Polish high school student in Brooklyn.
Several other books followed :
Look At Me, I'm Lacy
One More Minute For Courtney, Please
Monika Monster Future First Woman On Mars
I Can't Believe A Girl Is Playing Me Metallica
Amber Is For Caution
Hi You Are Beautiful How Are You
You Left Your Ring On The Floor Of My Bedroom
Another Girl Another Planet (Rizzoli)
Alice In Londonland
I Had a Dream You Married a Boy
Valerie’s first group show was at Museum of Contemporary Arts Barcelona (2001).
Since then her photographs have been shown in New York, Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, London, and most recently at Bookmarc Tokyo.
Her advertising clients include Nike, Reebok, Stussy, Puma, Paul Smith, Selfridges, Urban Outfitters, Dr Martens, Converse, Virgin Atlantic.
She has shot record sleeves for Amy Winehouse, PJ Harvey, Tracey Thorn, Manic Street Preachers, amongst others.
Her work resides in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London
fine art photographer 90 prints in the TATE collection documentary/noir type images author of photobooks life as a night porter;weeds of wallasey,horizon icons,tokyo in hong kong,the hunter gets captured by the game,exhibited in gallerys world wide,tate lbritain london,agnesb gallerie paris,inbetween gallery paris,open eye liverpool,hup gallery amsterdam,have lived in paris since 2009