VNDL: Describe your work/process?

MN:  When I am in a good mood while soaking in the delightful sunshine, I search the light and shadow upon my girlfriend face, body, or on the leaves of trees, then release the shutter. Or I just find myself clicking the shutter whenever I feel happy. That’s how I take photographs.

2 3What have you been up to recently? (trips, projects, work?)

I make a living cutting people’s hair at my atelier. I also create dolls in my spare time. I am getting married to my girlfriend this year, and that is my biggest project now.

4 5Favorite Quote?

A:”浅き川も深く渡れ”:Even/When crossing a shallow river, cross (it) as if it is deep.
   “行雲流水”:serenity of mind becoming a person who is identified with the clouds in the sky and the stream below.

6 7Advice to other creative’s/aspiring artists

As we always do since ancient times, if you try to find something to enrich your spirit in everyday life, your world would be grateful.

8 9What are you currently listening to/reading/ watching?

   Shugo Tokumaru, Cat Power, Sigur Ros, Lau Nau.
   “What I talk about when I talk about Running” by Haruki Murakami.
   “The Future” by Miranda July.

10Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Still living, taking photographs, most likely, of my wife and kids.

11Who is or where does your inspiration come from?

My girlfriend, sunshine, trees, shadows, language.

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Any emerging artists to watch out for?

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 Matsuki Narishige Is a photographer living and working in Tokyo, Japan.




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