Ryosuke Takamura describes himself as a “street photographer”. His work focuses on Fukui, a “small and quiet place” on the east coast of Japan. “One of the reasons I’m into street photography is every photo has got meanings hidden in there,” he tells It’s Nice That. “When I see other photographers photos and find their thoughts, I feel like I could talk to them and want to get to know more about them. I wanted to do the same thing, wanted people to find my hidden thoughts and talk to other people through my photos. And to let people find my thoughts, I express myself in my photos by variety of means. I am still working on it, and I will do for a while yet.”
Ryosuke’s images are deceptively simple, but each holds a twist: a single moment which shifts the photographer’s work out of the realm of ordinary. “I believe that expression is the everlasting theme to taking photographs and how I express myself and my thoughts in them. I think that expression is created from your knowledge and experiences, and I look forward the change of my expression as I get older.”
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