Takeshi Suga is a Japanese photographer based in Kobe and London. He is fast making a name for himself thanks to his dreamy and nostalgic photos taken predominantly with analogue cameras.
Photography is a vehicle for me to render my aesthetic and philosophical vision. With discerning aesthetic principles, photographic imagery can stimulate our perception and foster our curiosity, encouraging us to contemplate the things around us with greater philosophical depth.
Through photography, I want to deal with the state of ambiguity that lies beneath the feelings and emotions such as nostalgia, sentimentality, euphoria and loneliness. It can be colours, light or the mood and narrative of a certain place that trigger a mixture of these feelings and emotions. The scenery I photograph is somewhat whimsical and delicate, blurring the boundaries between reality and fantasy. It is the state of ambiguity itself. By presenting an image of the world that bears ambivalence between reality and fantasy, I hope to invoke the viewer’s own perception and emotion, stirring up trains of thought within them.3 hearts