Toyama Hiroto


Toyama Hiroto says:

I’m so sensitive to things we make because maybe I was born and grew up in Hokkaido, Northernmost Japan. This sensitiveness gets stronger as I get older. Things made by human influence are “unnatural“, there the senses are limited and meanings are distorted selfishly.

We should remember that our body is a part of nature and should decrease the amount of meaning generated from our intention. Five years ago, I was shocked by a silver salt printed photo made with a large format camera. Due to its perfection, photography is “natural“.

A camera is the machine made by the “unnatural“ to find the “natural“. I moved to the University of Tsukuba, the important place for Japan’s photography history.

Though I‘m older than 40 years, I have been researching photography as a university student. Now I‘m struggling to find the “nature“ between the “unnatural“ human intention and the camera.

Past Exhibitions & Events

  • Exhibition
Now Closed
5 November to 4 December 2021
  • Exhibition
Now Closed
12 March 2021 to 5 March 2023