Takashi Homma, ‘Kinoko-04’, 2010, Japan Society Benefit Auction 2016

Today a leading figure of contemporary photography, Takashi Homma began his career in London in the early 1990s as a contributing photographer to the cutting-edge fashion culture magazine i-D. He was catapulted into prominence later in the decade with his photobook "Tokyo Suburbia" (1998), which captured the consumerist culture and drifting lives of youth in Tokyo's suburbs, earning him the Ihei Kimura Prize. His "Children of the Forest" series, to which this photograph belongs, reveals the variety and distinct characteristics of mushroom species that thrive across Japan's forests, lending them an almost portrait-like individuality. Works from the series were exhibited at Japan Society in the exhibition "In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11."

Framed, comes with certificate.

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Series: Children of the Forest

Image rights: Courtesy of the artist Taro Nasu Gallery

About Takashi Homma

Takashi Homma is known for his landscape photography of contemporary Tokyo’s suburbs and city center, as well as portraits of their inhabitants. His work documents the rapid economic changes and youth culture of the city in a deadpan style, partially influenced by his experiences as a fashion and commercial photographer. Homma likens his practice to creating a chronicle, and mourns that that “no matter how many photographs I take every day, the actual landscape keeps moving faster than what is in my head.” This interest in the landscape of post-war Japan is deeply influenced by the work of Takuma Nakahira. Since the 2000s, Homma has produced photographs of more personal subjects, taken largely in his studio or otherwise indoors.

Japanese, b. 1962, Tokyo, Japan, based in Tokyo, Japan