The book celebrates the 80th anniversary of NIKKOR, the brand of camera lenses produced by Nikon Corporation, under the theme of “ART meets TECHNOLOGY makes HISTORY”. The books have invited world-renowned photographers to illustrate the art of photography. The photographers have contributed works using Nikon cameras and NIKKOR lenses.
A new art book of photography with photography all taken with Nikon Camera and NIKKOR lens and story around the lens.
The book introduce the world’s leading 21 photographers’ original work with story around the lens used for the work. The book will also introduce the technology and decades of craftsmanship of NIKKOR lens by the Nikon engineers.
|Release||December 10, 2013|
|Availability||Japan, the U.S., and countries in Europe and Asia|
|Languages||English, Japanese, Chinese|
|Specifics||210 × 297 mm, 192 pages, soft cover|
|Publisher||D.D.WAVE Co., Ltd.|
|Photographers||Ahn Jun, Andrea Bruce, Bob Martin, Colston Julian, Craig Jones, Daisy Gilardini, Donald Miralle, HASHi, Hiroshi Kaneko, Kabo, Marcelo Gomes, Keith and Mark Sutton, Norihito Ogata, Phil Knott,Taisuke Koyama, Takao Fujita, Tomoko Suwa-Krull, Topaz Leung, Yoi Kawakubo, Yuhki Touyama|
As Ahn Jun began her studies as an Art History major, she wished to do her own interpretation of expressing via visual language. Graduating from Parsons The New School of Design with a MFA, she based herself in Seoul, Korea and NY. Harold Edgerton showed “scientific perspective” experimenting apple piercing bullet instantly cannot be seen with a human eye that captured by 1/1,000,000 second using stroboscopic flash. It influenced her to realize and sense the aesthetic importance. As an artist who uses photographic medium, experimental her project on seeking ways of showing the “hidden beauty, hidden structure of the world that cannot be perceived in naked eyes.”
A documentary photographer who brings attention to people living in the aftermath of war. She concentrates on the social issues that are sometimes ignored and often ignited in war's wake. Her awards include top honors from the White House News Photographers Association titled as Photographer of the Year four times, the International Pictures of the Year contest, the prestigious John Faber Award from the Overseas Press Club in New York, and many more to name. In 2012 she was the recipient of the first Chris Hondros Fund Award for the “commitment, willingness and sacrifice shown in her work.”
Bob Martin is a multi-award winning sports photographer specialising in shooting action, graphic and editorial photography for advertising, corporate and editorial clients. For the last thirty years, Bob has photographed every major sporting event; from the last thirteen Summer and Winter Olympics, to Elephant Polo and Horse Racing on Ice. His work has taken him to the farthest corners of the world, and his photographs have been published in numerous publications including Sports Illustrated, Time and The New York Times to mention just a few. Recognized by more than 57 national and international awards. He is a three time winner of the prestigious British Sports Photographer of the Year also having won the World Press Photo Sports Picture in 2005.
A Bombay and Toronto-based photographer, Julian was born in the Bombay suburb of Bandra and went on to train in cinematography before later shifting his focus to photography. Though having no formal training in still photography, he presently has the distinction of being India’s only underwater fashion photographer, and additionally is deeply interested in the realm of adventure. An extensive client list includes such names as Levi’s, Benetton, Nike, Omega, Amazon, Microsoft, Unilever, Sony and Honda. Prominent celebrities he has photographed, meanwhile, include actors John Travolta and Amitabh Bachchan, actress Isabelle Adjani, international composer Zubin Mehta and cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne to name but a few.
Craig Jones is a professional wildlife photographer, an experienced expedition and workshop leader, who runs his own photo tours to many places throughout the UK and further afield around the world. Skilled as a wildlife photographer by interpreting and presenting wildlife as he sees, in a way that invokes beauty, mood and emotion with each moment captured. Finalist in the Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010 and the GDT European Wildlife photographer of the year 2011, and commended in BWPA. His images are widely published throughout the world having graced the covers and pages of numerous premier publications.
Daisy’s images have been published internationally by leading magazines and organizations, such as National Geographic, BBC Wildlife, World Wildlife Fund, among many others.Her work has received awards at the most prestigious international photo contests such as the “IPA International Photography Award”, “BBC Wildlife photographer of the year and many more. Her passion for the natural world has grown into a lifelong commitment to disseminate conservation messages and inspire others to respect and preserve our fragile planet. She strongly believes in the education of younger generations, impressionable minds that will one day become the decision-makers of the future.
Born, raised and residing in South California, Donald Miralle completed his BA in Fine Arts at UCLA and has worked as a professional photographer for nearly two decades for clients like Getty Images, Newsweek, New York Times, Golf Digest, ESPN the Magazine, Men’s Journal, Nike, Ironman, Outside, National Geographic and NFL Players Association. Donald has received over 40 international awards for his work including five World Press Photo Awards. He has served on the contest jury for the Best of Photojournalism, Swedish Pictures of the Year, and the Wisconsin and Utah Press Photographers Associations Contests.
Hashi moved to the US in 1968. In 1974, he established Hashi Studio, Inc. in NY. Working with a multitude of advertising agencies in America and internationally, his work has come to represent over five hundred of the world’s top companies. Hashi has also continued his endeavors in fine art photography. Highlights include his limited edition work entitled “Rainbow in Space" which was created for WFUNA (World Federation of United Nations Associations); "Cheers" which was selected as Esquire Magazine's Fiftieth Anniversary poster and which is part of his series A Moment's Eternity; and his Future Déjà vu series which embodies the world of HASHIGRAPHY a unique combination of photography and painting. After the successes of his solo exhibition at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography and at the National Museum of Western Art, in Japan, Hashi has opened a studio in Tokyo and has started new fine art projects in both his native country and in NY.
Hiroshi Kaneko was born in Omori, Tokyo in 1953. He graduated from Tokyo Photography Academy in 1974. Kaneko has covered 502 F-1 races since his first shoot at the Fuji Speedway in 1976. He has made a career as a specialized in race coverage. Aside from serving as the overall F-1 cameraman coordinator for Asia at the appointment of the FIA, Kaneko is also a member of the Japan Racing Photographers Association and the Formula One Photographers Association who devotes much effort expanding and developing racing photography.
Kabo studied photography on her own before becoming a freelance photographer in 1993. In 1998, she was in charge of still photography for Hong Kong director, Eric Kot’s film “Dragon Heat,” and has since been presenting her unique style in fashion and music magazines, advertisements, CD jackets, and music videos while based out of Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Taipei. While Kabo’s photos have an Asian air to them, yet also possess a sort of stateless individuality. Her new style of photography seems familiar in any city but belongs to none of them.
Born and raised in Brazil, Marcelo lives and works between São Paulo and NY. He attended the University of Iowa on a full athletic scholarship (basketball) and graduated with a BA in Political Science. He has had two books published by Hassla Books (NY): ‘Love and Before, Green and After’ in 2008 and ‘Taciturn Heart' in 2010. In May of 2010, Marcelo was part of a group show at Brooklyn Academy of Music in NY titled ‘Younger than I'll Be', which also featured Jack Pierson, Roberto Longo, Larry Clark and Nan Goldin. His first solo show, titled ‘Exploding, Still' opened in June, 2010 at Family in L.A.. Marcelo has a new book of photographs coming out on Morel Books(London) this summer. Marcelo's photographs have been published in The New York Times Style Magazine/T, Art Review, Bloomberg Businessweek, New York Magazine, The Wire, Popeye, Brutus, Huge, Modern Matter, Harper’s Bazaar, The Plant Journal, and many others.
Born in Tokyo, 1975. Attended Maine Photographic Workshop (1999), Photography department at Herkimer County Community College (2001), and Osamu Kanemura Workshop (2003). Ogata photographs the façade of urban architecture, which is constructed as in-between the state of real and virtual, past and present, fundamental and superficial. His past exhibitions include On the Shoreline （G/P gallery, Tokyo, 2012）, Algorithm（g³/ gallery / Spiral Garden, Tokyo, 2010）, Ogata participated in the Descubrimientos PH E08, Photo Espana 08 (Madrid Spain / 2008). Selected for Jury Recommended Work at the 15th Japan Media Arts Festival 2012.
British born, Brooklyn based Photographer Phil Knott has been producing Images for over 15 years. Rich in content and creativity, Knott presents a style that is beautiful, soulful and honest in its capacity to extract what is raw from his subjects. Knott has invented a niche for himself, attracting a wide range of clients including Paramount Pictures, Stussy, Sony Records, RCA, Universal, EMI, Steve Madden, Hennessy, Afro Punk, +81 Magazine and many more. Moving on from that, Knott has curated an art magazine titled Tally Ho which he owns and started. Tally Ho has gone from being hand distributed to being distributed nationwide in the US. Knott has exhibited in many shows in the UK and the US (NY).
Keith Sutton’s career as a freelance motorsport photographer took off when a young Ayrton Senna approached him and employed his services as he made swift progress up the motorsport ladder in Britain during the early 1980s. Keith went on to form Sutton Photographic in 1985 with his younger brother Mark. The company aimed to cover every Formula One Grand Prix in addition to other motorsport formulae from all over the world. Much has changed in the years since Keith and Mark first started their motorsport photography but one thing remains the same: the joy of capturing a car driven at speed by the finest exponents of the art remains undiminished.
Taisuke Koyama was born in 1978 and now lives in Tokyo. He is the leading young abstract photographer in Japan with an eye for magnifying the parts of the normal things that fill our daily lives in his images until their true nature becomes apparent. Koyama has featured in the talent issue focusing on up-and-coming photographers by Dutch modern photography journal Foam Magazine in 2009. He has also held many solo and group exhibitions such as the Daegu Photo Biennale 2012 "Photography is Magic!" and the Setouchi Triennale 2013. Taisuke was awarded the 15th Agency for Cultural Affairs Japan Media Arts Festival Judges’ Recommendation Award.
Takao Fujita was born April 11, 1964 in the Takumacho, Mitoyo City in Kagawa Prefecture. He fell in love with baseball as a student and set his sights on becoming a sports photographer after finding himself unable to set his passion for the playing field aside. Captivated by the stoic images of athletes as they better themselves through hard work, Fujita strives to present sports photography from a journalistic perspective. He has covered not only many major events like the Olympics and World Cup, but also track and field, swimming, gymnastics, and other amateur competitions that lead up to the Olympic games. He is a member of the AIPS (Association Internationale de la Presse Sportive) and the AJPS (Association Japan de la Presse Sportive).
Tomoko was born in Tokyo, Japan. In 2000 she moved to London, UK where she made BA in fine art photography at the London College of Communication. She now works on her own photography projects and as a freelance photographer and has shot portraits of creatives like Chris Cunningham, David Bailey, Juergen Teller, Husam el Odeh and Julie Verhoeven. Her portrait work was part of the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery London for the Photographic Portrait Award in 2007 and her portrait series of 15 years old girls “Blaue Blume” is a part of collection of the Wilson Centre for Photography. Her story is observing the emotions we have in our lives and how they might transform us. It leaves an impression with us and that encourage us to create our own stories.
Topaz Leung previously worked as a journalist and feature editor in various magazines such as Cream, East Touch and City Magazine, in which she has gained various experiences in magazine editorial as well as fashion and art photography. Later she started her career as a fashion and commercial photographer. Her photographic work was regularly featured in commercials, magazines and publications. In 2010, she and her partner Martin Cheung founded Studio TM for advertising and commercial photography, and also non-commercial art educations and projects. She is currently the Creative Director of Studio TM.
Yoi Kawakubo was born in 1979 in Toledo, Spain, where he lived until the age of 18. After graduating from the University of Tsukuba, Kawakubo left graduate school in 2005, to work in the world of finance as a day trader in order to fund his photographic endeavors, giving him a unique background among photographers. However, he left the stock market in 2007 in order to devote himself fully to production. Kawakubo’s photos are characterized by extraordinary portrayals of space and time, such as momentary scenes in natural or structural motifs that can’t be seen by the naked eye or portrayals of subjects as they change over a long period of time. His tranquil vision that unites advanced techniques with philosophical concepts has earned the support of many fans around the world. His past awards include being chosen for the 36th Japan Advertising Photographer’s Association Public Exhibition APA Awards 2008, as well as second place at the Bishin Jumonji competition at the Photograph Note Exhibition.
Yuhki Touyama was born in 1983 in Chiba. She began her career after graduating from the photography department of Tokyo Visual Arts. Despite all the brilliant developments in digital technology recently, Touyama has made a name for herself as a young photographer who prefers working with film and analog cameras. She continues to present images that capture fragments of scenes or daily life and depict a unique vision of light, shadow, and a storytelling presence.