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Yosuke Shimizu: Street Photography

Born in 1981, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. Currently lives and works in Nagoya, Japan.


With his street photography and snapshot aesthetic, Yosuke Shimizu presents human life in everyday surroundings. 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. It is in this proximity that the viewer finds something unique yet relatable.

Yosuke Shimizu is a self-taught street photographer primarily practicing snapshots of unexpected encounters in his hometown and among his family. His work lives on the internet as small encounters of fragments of everyday live facilitating a unique insight into cityscapes of Japan and the lives inhabiting them. The contribution Street Photography is a collection of photos taken during the last few years.

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Edited by Nikolaj Ahlefeldt