Motohiko Hasui is a photographer and an 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” was published. Motohiko Hasui photo book “VIATOR / SWELL” was published in 2023. 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 にてファウ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。以降、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』をイギリスの出版社 Bemoaned より出版する。その後、『Deep Blue – Serena Motola』など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 年には写真集『for tomorrow』(Libro Arte)、2021 年には『写真はこころ』(Printed Union)、2023年に『VIATOR SWELL』(Libro Arte)を出版する。コミッションワークにおいては雑誌や広告のほか、2018 年に吉岡里帆写真集『so long』を撮影。G20 大阪サミット 2019 では、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

2023  flowers in the time of silence, flotsam books, Tokyo
          you are there, Banshan Gallery, Tokyo
          Like a viator, Gallery Kto, Tokyo
          In the swell, CANDLE CAFE & Lacoratory ∆I, Tokyo
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
2016  Anata no Mizu ni Naritai, ROCKET, Tokyo
2015  10FACES 02, Panof, Tokyo
2014  Personal Matters, Place M, Tokyo
2013  10FACES, Gallery Common, Tokyo

Group Exhibitions

2022  Long Season Slideshow, T3 Photo Festival Tokyo
          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
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


2023  VIATOR / SWELL, LibroArte, Tokyo
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, DIE ZEIT, 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


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

Featured Articles

Photo & Culture Tokyo, 2022

CAPA, May 2021
Fused Magazine, 2019
Dazed Digital, 2015
aPhotoEditor, 2014

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