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Yohaku Yorozuya, also known as Takafumi Suzuki, is an artist with Fukurou. Professor Suzuki, has had multiple exhibits over his forty-two year career as a photographic artist. He is renowned for his use of classic darkroom techniques spending days perfecting his images.

IMG_0025For one technique he develops his images using salt water, following in the tradition of some of the masters. He ventures down to Tokyo Bay to use the waters closest to his home in Itabashiku, Tokyo.

He’s used Ansel Adams’ Zone system, polarization, solarization as well as a Camera Obscura and many other methods over his carrier to perfect his art. He is a true craftsman of his art, ensuring that all his techniques are executed in the darkroom.

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Some of his images are prophetic like the Twin Tower series, which depict the Twin Tower’s in the 1980’s. He took the photographs while living in New York City for a year and a half. He found himself compelled to record the towers at various perspectives. His images immortalize their memory.

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His portrait of Tienamen Square is also prophetic as it was shot a year before the Tienamen Square protests and massacre.

Yohaku is a professor of Nihon University in Tokyo (Department of Photography, College of Art). He’s indispensable to the College. He’s been there since 1976.

He is the Assistant Dean and a professor with the University of International Fashion, in Tokyo, with branches in Osaka and Nagoya.

He owns Gallery Storks of Tokyo.

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He is also the director of The Japan Society for Arts and History of Photography, as well as a member of Kokugakai (Society of Masters of Modern Japanese Art), the Japan Society of Image Arts and Sciences and the Photographic Society of Japan.

He owns Gallery Storks of Tokyo.

He is also the director of The Japan Society for Arts and History of Photography, as well as a member of Kokugakai (Society of Masters of Modern Japanese Art), the Japan Society of Image Arts and Sciences and the Photographic Society of Japan.

He visits Maine yearly.

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