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announce the launch of art book of photography, "Masters of the Light" and "Eyes of Nikon"

The book celebrates the 80th anniversary of NIKKOR, brand of camera lenses produced by Nikon Corporation, under the theme of “ART meets TECHNOLOGY makes HISTORY” the books have invited worldly renowned photographers to illustrate the art of photography. The photographers have contributed works using Nikon Camera and NIKKOR lens.

Eyes of Nikon

 

Eyes of Nikon

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
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"Eyes of Nikon" Contributing photographers:

  • Ahn Jun

    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.”

  • Andrea Bruce

    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

    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.

  • Colston Julian

    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

    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 Gilardini

    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.

  • Donald Miralle

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • Marcelo Gomes

    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.

  • Norihito Ogata

    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.

  • Phil Knott

    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 and Mark Sutton

    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

    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

    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 Suwa-Krull

    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

    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

    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

    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.

Masters of the Light

 

Masters of the Light

Newly taken original photography by world’s renowned photographers.
With a special support by Nikon, 10 leading world’s photographers have taken original photography using Nikon camera and NIKKOR lens to bring out the ultimate quality and to illustrate the art of photography. The book is designed by world’s influential designer, Nevile Brody.

Release:
December 10, 2013
Availability:
Japan, the U.S., and countries in Europe and Asia
Languages:
English, Japanese, Chinese
Specifics:
250 × 300 mm, 192 pages, hard cover
Publisher:
D.D.WAVE Co., Ltd.
Photographers:
David Bailey
Hanayo
Ichigo Sugawara
Iwan Baan
Juergen Teller
Marcelo Gomes
Michael Kenna
Phil Knott
Ryan McGinley
Wing Shya
Art Directer:
Neville Brody
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"Masters of the Light" Contributing photographers:

  • David Bailey

    David Bailey, born 1938, resides in London. He has been shooting iconic portraits for the last five decades, documenting leading figures of the cultural zeitgeist, including, among many others: the Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Andy Warhol, gangsters Ronnie and Reggie Kray, Mickey Rourke and Kate Moss. In his early days, he helped define and capture the atmosphere of fashionable 1960s London, when he made stars of a new generation of models, including Jean Shrimpton and Penelope Tree. He channelled the energy of London’s newly informal street culture into his work, and created a new style of casual coolness. Drawing inspiration from Modernism, he injected a sense of movement and immediacy into his work by using a very direct, cropped perspective. Although best known for his portraiture, his interests are varied, and extend well beyond photography to commercials, film, painting and sculpture.

  • Hanayo

    Hanayo is an artist based in Tokyo and Berlin with various guises as a photographer, geisha, musician, and model. She is known for installations that combine photos or collages that depict the mundane with surreal colours with music and three-dimensional art. Hanayo also actively collaborates with creators from other fields like music, film, and fashion, and has in recent years produced advertising visuals for Dior. She has released photo collections such as Hanayome, MAGMA, and berlin, and held several solo and group exhibitions worldwide. She is a member of Gallery Koyanagi.

  • Ichigo Sugawara

    Ichigo Sugawara was born in Sapporo, Japan in 1960. He graduated from Osaka University of Arts in 1985 with a BFA majoring in photography. Since then, his signature black-and-white stills have captured the imagination of the world. In 1996, he was the director of photography in the movie Blue Fish, an officially invited film of the Berlin International Film Festival. In 2005, along with Robert Frank, he exhibited his works in Made in the Shade exhibition at Pace MacGill Gallery in NY. In 2004, his work became the permanent collection of the National Library of France. As of 2010, his collection is part of the San Diego Photography Museum. In 2013 published Daylight|Blue photo book.

  • Iwan Baan

    With his combined passion for documentary and space, Iwan Baan’s photographs reveal our innate ability to reappropriate our available objects and materials, in order to find a place we can call our own. Examples of this can be seen in his work on informal communities where vernacular architecture and placemaking serve as examples of human ingenuity, such as his images of the Torre David in Caracas, a series that won Baan the Golden Lion for Best Installation at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale. Baan’s perspective mirrors the questions and perceptions of the everyday individuals who give meaning and context to the architecture and spaces that surround us, and this artistic approach has given matters of architecture an approachable and globally accessible voice.

  • Juergen Teller

    Juergen Teller was born in Erlangen, Germany in 1964 and has been based in London since 1986. In 2003 he was awarded the Citibank Prize for Photography and in 2007 he was asked to represent the Ukraine as one of five artists in the 52nd Venice Biennale. Teller’s work in books, magazines and exhibitions is marked by his refusal to separate the commercial fashion commissions from his autobiographical work. His photographs are published in influential international publications such as W Magazine, i-D and Purple. Teller has been working with Marc Jacobs on his advertising campaigns, which were collated in the book, Marc Jacobs Advertising 1998-2009 (Steidl, currently out in 2nd edition). He has also had long collaborations with other designers over the years, including Helmut Lang, Yves Saint Laurent, Vivienne Westwood, Celine and more. Teller’s solo exhibitions include Do You Know What I Mean? at The Fondation Cartier Pour l’art Contemporain in Paris (2006), Touch Me at Daelim Contemporary Art Museum in Seoul, Korea (2011). More recently, The Girl with the Broken Nose was held in Milan at Palazzo Reale (2012) and a major solo exhibition in the UK at the ICA in London (2013) entitled Woo!.

  • Marcelo Gomes

    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 LA. 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.

  • Michael Kenna

    Born 1953 in Lancashire, UK. Studied photography at London College of Printing and in1976 graduated with a National Higher Diploma. The following year began working as a photographer based in San Francisco. Predominantly photographs at dawn and dusk, Kenna’s landscape photography uses traditional methods and composition. The originality and quality of his photographs are created through superb print techniques and his unique aesthetic. His original style expresses slight changes of light and air; sometimes making the viewer feels as though it is in a different dimension. Consequently, his prints have received high praise for their lyricism. Constantly creating new pieces, Kenna’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world.

  • Phil Knott

    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).

  • Ryan McGinley

    New Jersey native Ryan McGinley began documenting his friends and Lower East Side subculture in New York City when he was just a teenager. The fine art community took notice of his work when he printed a fifty-page, inkjet book entitled The Kids Are Alright in 1999. His large-format color photographs soon graced the walls of the Whitney Museum of American Art, where he was the youngest person ever, at the age of 25, to be given a solo exhibition. His newest photographs, shot both in natural settings and in studio, continue to present a testament to his ever-evolving aesthetic and maturity as an artist.

  • Wing Shya

    Wing Shya is a Hong Kong-based photographer who works in fashion, film, and art. Born in 1964, he started his career as a graphic designer after studying at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Canada. Upon his return to Hong Kong, Shya set up Shya-lala Workshop, a design studio in which over the years, has won numerous international awards. Shya has also been the exclusive photographer and graphic designer for Wong Kar Wai’s films, which have included Happy Together, In The Mood for Love, Eros and 2046. In March 2006, Shya held his first solo art exhibition at the Mori Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo. In October 2007, he had two solo photo exhibition: one in Xintiandi, Shanghai, and another exhibition Wing Shya – The Archives Unlocked in Hong Kong. In 2008, he was also took part in China Design Now, which was exhibited at V&A Museum.