Biography

Motohiko Hasui is a photographer and artist born in 1983 and raised in Japan.
He studied Photography in Central Saint Martins Art and Design and London College of Communication. After graduating university, he moved back to Tokyo, his hometown, in 2007. Hasui published his first photobook, compiled from 4 years of snapshots, titled “Personal Matters”, with British publisher Bemojake in 2013. In 2019, “Personal Matters Volume II” was published. In 2020, he published a book of black and white photos titled “for tomorrow” (Libro Arte). In 2021, “Photographs of the Heart”, which he photographed cities under the depressed mood of pandemic was published. In 2019, Hasui was commissioned to photograph the culture of the tea ceremony held in Tofukuji temple in Kyoto. The resulting pictures were presented as photobook made for families of presidents and prime ministers attending the 2019 G20 summit in Osaka.


蓮井元彦 プロフィール

写真家。1983年生まれ、東京都出身。
2003年渡英、Central Saint Martins Art and Design にてファンデーションコースを履修した後、London College of Communication にて写真を専攻。卒業後、2007年帰国、東京を拠点に活動する。2013年、4年間の日常生活を記録したスナップ写真からなる写真集『Personal Matters』(日本語訳「私事」) をイギリスの出版社 Bemojake より出版する。その後、数冊の私家版小冊子の発表を経て2019年、続編の『Personal Matters Volume II』(Bemojake)を出版。2020年にはモノクロのスナップ写真をまとめた写真集『for tomorrow』(Libro Arte)、2021年にはコロナ禍の沈んだ空気の中で、都市を題材にした写真集『写真はこころ』(Printed Union) を出版する。また、コミッションワークにおいては、2018年に吉岡里帆写真集『so long』(集英社)、2019年にはG20大阪サミット2019にて京都・東福寺で行われたティーセレモニーに際し制作された図録の撮影を手がける。



Individual Exhibitions

2022  Midtone, BD Gallery, Nagoya
2021  Photographs of the Heart, Printed Union, Tokyo
          Houses, haku kyoto (KG+, Kyotographie), Kyoto
          By This River, Banshan Gallery, Tokyo
          Marianna, JAM PHOTO GALLERY, Tokyo
2020  Ura-Yama, Banshan Gallery, Tokyo
          Torakichi, CANDLE CAFE & Laboratory ∆II, Tokyo
          for tomorrow, QUIET NOISE arts and break, Tokyo
2018  Personal Matters Volume II, QUIET NOISE arts and break, Tokyo
          Deep Blue – Serena Motola, AL, Tokyo
2017  Yume wo Miru, artless appointment gallery, Tokyo
2015  10FACES 02, Panof, Tokyo
2014  Personal Matters, Place M, Tokyo
2013  10FACES, Gallery Common, Tokyo



Group Exhibitions

2022  WAVES, same gallery, Tokyo
2021  Art to T-shirts to Watashi, haku, Kyoto
2020  Kimi wo Omou, for animals by humans, Same Gallery, Tokyo
          Personal Matters Polaroids / Polaroid Stories, Zakura, Tokyo
2016  Anata no Mizu ni Naritai, ROCKET, Tokyo
2015  Art photograph group show, Recto Verso Gallery, Tokyo
2011  Secret, Ricoh Ring Cube, Tokyo
          Kioku no Sakura, New York Photo Festival
          Kioku no Sakura, Tokyo Photo
          Editor’s Choice 2011, Ricoh Riing Cube, Tokyo
2010  Style, Gallery 21, Tokyo
          101 Allegories and words to represent the world, Primo Piano Living Gallery, Italy



Publications

2021  Photographs of the Heart, Printed Union, Tokyo
          Marianna, Migo Books, Tokyo
2020  Personal Matters Polaroids, self-published
          for tomorrow, Libro Arte, Tokyo
2019  Personal Matters Volume II, Bemojake, London
2018  so long – Riho Yoshioka Photo Book, Shueisha, Tokyo
          Deep Blue – Serena Motola, Self-published
2016  Yume wo Miru, Bemojake, London
2015  10FACES 02, W
2014  Personal Matters, Bemojake, London
2013  10FACES, super sonic, Tokyo
2011  RAIKA, self-published



Editorial Contributions


M le magazine du monde, Frankfurter Allgemeine Quarterly, New York Times, Financial Times Magazine, AD Magazine, The Travel Almanac, Dazed & Confused, Purple Fashion Magazine, 032c, Modern Matter Magazine, Carpark Magazine, Muse Magazine, Disegno, Wired, Numero Tokyo



Clients


Christian Dior Couture, UNIQLO, Descente, ASICS, TOYOTA, Nissin, Softbank, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan



Featured Articles

Photo & Culture Tokyo, 2022

CAPA, May 2021
IMA ONLINE, 2021
Fused Magazine, 2019
HOTSHOE
EyeScream
Dazed Digital, 2015
PAPER JOURNAL, 2014
WEST END CAMERA CLUB, 2014
aPhotoEditor, 2014



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