GALLERY

Iori Kinoshita

“ jamais-vu ”

  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
loading

1992Grand Prize

ARTIST STATEMENT

jamais-vu

Since I was small, I’ve loved animals, and I was always surrounded by them. There were always farms near my house. Besides cows, there were also horses, goats, dogs, etc. at the farms, and I used to enjoy playing with horses and goats and dogs. But, I didn’t pay attention to the cows. However, when I pointed a camera, the cows became expressive beyond belief. Seeing the cows smiling or being nervous, I snapped the shutter with excitement. From that point everyday, I’d go home from the farm covered in cow slobber and dung. By starting photography, I was able to become friends with the cows. From now on, I’d like to point my camera at things I want to photograph, with the exhilarating anticipation of what new friends I can make next.

Selecting judge: Nobuyoshi Araki

It has a lot of impact. It seems like she thought, I want to photograph that! and just ran up to it and shot it. She is also displaying it in a straightforward manner, without sprucing it up to try to make it look better. In the end, it’s the straightforward strategy that’s strongest.

close

PROFILE

Iori Kinoshita

1971 Born
1992 Received an Excellence Award at the 4th New Cosmos of Photography (selected by Nobuyoshi Araki)
and won the Grand Prize at the New Cosmos of Photography 1992
Corection
1998 Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts in Yamanashi, Japan

Currently shooting mainly portrait.

close

1992Grand Prize

Iori Kinoshita

jamais-vu

loading