Mamoru Sugiyama points his lens at things close to him to capture everyday life. These photographs were shown at the exhibition titled “Still Life” in 2001 also “LIFE” in 2003, and he continues to photograph this subject.
Things in daily life exist in peace in his photographs, and the presence of objects is highlighted by light. He finds reality of life in everyday scene, even in the roadside commonplace objects. Works are closely connected to everyday life of photographer himself; maintain the light distance from him at the same time.
“May be because I have more time being alone and I like going for a walk, I see commonplace objects in everyday life,” says Sugiyama. He captures things in daily life, which have their own life even fading with time. In the masses of light and shadow, Sugiyama sees things, that is not passing by but exists, and that should be exist.
Around 40 gelatin silver prints are exhibited.
Born in Aichi prefecture, 1951. Graduated from the Department of Photography, College of Art, Nihon University, 1976. Staff photographer, Nippon Design Center, Inc., 1978-1983. Freelance photographer since 1983. Received Special Award, APA Exhibition (APA= Japan Advertising Photographers’ Association) while a student in 1975, and received many awards for his advertising photography.
One-person exhibition: “A Silent Noon” Photo Gallery International [P.G.I.] (1999), “Portfolio: Still Life” P.G.I. (2001), “LIFE” P.G.I. (2003)