images courtesy the artist, POETIC SCAPE & Ibasho Gallery
In his series 'Somewhere not Here' Watanabe goes into the depths of his consciousness to create his magical realistic images. In his photographs of real landscapes, such as the sea, the city, and vegetation, reality disappears, resulting in a feeling of being 'not here, somewhere else'. Both instability and beauty exist in the pictures for which Watanabe used infrared effect. The series 'Somewhere not Here' uses society as a subject, focusing on the something that appears and disappears underneath everyday life.
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Mr. Toshiya Watanabe was born in Fukushima (Japan) in 1966. In 1990, when he was an undergraduate graphic design student at Tama Art University, the prestigious PARCO art competition in Japan chose him as one of the top 20 most promising photographers. Currently, he divides his time between being an art director for advertising and a photographer.