The reason why I began to study photography at the Faculty of Art and Design (Correspondence Education), Kyoto University of Art and Design, was that as a video creator I thought I could derive some gain in technique. I had already been working in a job that was related to the video production. But once I actually studied photography anew at the university, I realized how it differed from my video work in its way of making a work. In the video work I had been doing, the clients always had some basic ideas on what to express, and my job was to take heed of those ideas or intentions and finish up the work. On the other hand, when establishing myself as an artist who is to express something of his own, I recognized that I must always ask myself what to express, what I really want to. That was as if I were asked who I really was. In the second summer of studying photography at the university, I attended the lectures by my mentor, Kunihiro Takahashi of Tosei-sha publishing company, and learned about the themes and concepts of photographic works. After that I came to think deeply about the themes I wanted to express through my work and its concepts. Photography turned into a creation of artwork, and to make my work by pondering the problem of what art is became indispensable in my life. That is my self-expression as a fine art photographer. “Art is to make visible what is not visible”̶the words from Swiss artist Paul Klee, who later taught at the Bauhaus.
The concept I want to express throughout my creation of the work is to make the invisible thing, called energy, visible by photography.

Chronology

Video designer / Photographer
Born 1977 in Tama City, Tokyo Japan
Currently lives in Sagamihara City, Kanagawa, Japan
1996-2000, Shizuoka University, Shizuoka, Japan
2003-04, Video techno Academia, Tokyo, Japan
2012-, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014 3.1-4.27 "the exhibition of ONWARD Compé ‘14" (USA)

Awards

2015
"2015 IPA ANNUAL PHOTO COMPETITION"
・HONORABLE MENTIONS Fine Art: Abstract / Fine Art: Still Life

"PX3 2015 PHOTO COMPETITION"
・HONORABLE MENTIONS

2014
"2014 IPA ANNUAL PHOTO COMPETITION"
・HONORABLE MENTIONS Fine Art: Abstract

"ONWARD Compe 2014"
・finalist

2013
"THE MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY, TOKYO 2013"
・winning a prize
"PICTORICO PHOTO CONTEST 2012"
・winning a prize in Monochrome / ・winning a prize in Challenge Division

Books from Keiju KITA

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Keiju KITA

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