CV

Yoshiyuki Okuyama
Filmmaker / Photographer
Born 1991 in Tokyo.

My photography is the work of now. My medium of choice: the present tense. The fleeting moment. My purpose is to filter the everyday and transform it into the ever-present. Isolating the ordinary and refracting it into something extraordinary. Harnessing streaks of truth and echoes of memories. Distilling light and shadow into illuminating glimpses. The result of each shutter click is not a photograph. It is consciousness itself sparked from experience. Snapshots and blips of our interconnected now. From my own deeply personal perspective, I hope something universal springs forth. Something revealing about the human experience. Nothing special, while at the same time supremely special. A living stream of imagery of what connects us all. What we know to be true, but words often fail to articulate. A feeling. A sense memory. A concrete nowness. The life and light of us all. An optimistic tint to the reflection that is us. I aim to capture radiating, pure expressions of the human experience. Of now and for all time.

Awards
2016
The 47th Kodansha Publishing Culture Awards, Photography Award
2011
The 34th New Cosmos of Photography, Excellent Award
Solo Exhibitions
2019
White Light (CANON GALLERY S, Tokyo)
2017
As the Call, So the Echo (Gallery916, Tokyo)
The Town You Live in (Omotesando Hills Space O, Tokyo)
Your Choice Knows Your Right (REDOKURO, Tokyo)
2016
THE NEW STORY (POST, Tokyo)
BACON ICE CREAM (PARCO Museum, Tokyo)
2015
NEW FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY (VACANT,Tokyo)
2012
Girl (Raum 1F, Tokyo)
Publications
2019
Girl (BOOTLEG Publishing)
2018
Los Angeles / San Francisco (UNION Publishing)
POCARI SWEAT (SEIGENSHA Art Publishing)
2017
As the Call, So the Echo (AKAAKA Art Publishing)
The Town You Live in (Space Shower Books)
2015
BACON ICE CREAM (Parco Publishing)
THE NEW STORY (Self-publishing)
march (Self-publishing)
2012
Girl (PLANCTON)

奥山由之
映像作家 / 写真家
1991年 東京生まれ

受賞
2016
第47回講談社出版文化賞写真賞
2011
第34回写真新世紀優秀賞
個展
2019
白い光 (キヤノンギャラリーS、東京)
2017
As the Call, So the Echo (Gallery916、東京)
君の住む街 (表参道ヒルズ スペースオー、東京)
Your Choice Knows Your Right (REDOKURO、東京)
2016
THE NEW STORY (POST、東京)
BACON ICE CREAM (パルコミュージアム、東京)

2015
NEW FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY (VACANT、東京)
2012
Girl (Raum1F、東京)
出版物
2019
Girl (BOOTLEG)
2018
Los Angeles / San Francisco (UNION Publishing)
POCARI SWEAT (青幻舎)
2017
As the Call, So the Echo (赤々舎)
君の住む街 (SPACE SHOWER BOOKS)
2015
BACON ICE CREAM (PARCO出版)
THE NEW STORY (私家版)
march (私家版)
2012
Girl (PLANCTON)