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Yosuke Shimizu: Street photography

Nagoya, Japan


With his street photography and snapshot aesthetic, Yosuke Shimizu presents human life in an obscure way. Often focusing on humorous and ambiguous rendezvous, the photographs of Yosuke Shimizu showcases a complex world balancing between resolution and reluctance. In this intricate world, one person’s convenience is another person’s inconvenience. The street photography by Yosuke Shimizu encapsulates the resilient lives of those of us who live in the modern world, and make us feel that we too can see ourselves in others.

Yosuke Shimizu was born in Aichi Prefecture, Japan in 1981, and is currently based in Nagoya. His photographic work is primarily snapshots of unexpected encounters in his hometown and his family. Using a Leica MP+35mm camera-lens, Yosuke Shimizu portrays human life on the streets of Nagoya that may seem bizarre yet mundane. In reality, it is in this proximity that the viewer finds something unique yet relatable. 



Edited by Nikolaj Ahlefeldt