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Tokimaru Tanaka is a Tokyo-based photographer that specializes in portrait and street photography.

Ever since he was a little boy, Tokimaru was interested in photography. Born and raised in Nagasaki , he was fascinated by the vast sea and nature一it was the culture and nature of the island. He loved walking up and down the coast streets and just looking at people. When Tokimaru was just ten years old, he got his first canon camera. Not long after, young Tokimaru decided to pursue a career in photography.

What makes Tokimaru’s work so recognizable is that he is always trying to create beautiful, vibrant images. He tends to capture raw, human emotions without using too many props, and he makes the subjects feel relaxed during the shoot.

To see the most prominent of Tokimaru’s work, be sure to check out the Work page.

Exhibitions

2018 PHOTO CAMP, B&C Hall, Tokyo, TTT
2016 NEW JAPAN PHOTO EXHIBITION, commune246, Tokyo, curated by Einstainstudio, a girl
2016 New City Art Fair, hpgrp GALLERY NEW YORK, USA, curated by Einsteinstudio, a girl
2016 LA art book fair, The Museum of contemporary art Los Angeles, USA, New Japan Photo
2015 PlaceM, Tokyo, Personal Data 2006-2015
2015 I Never Read, Art Book Fair Basel 2015 as a selected artist by Einsteinstudio, Switzerland, sunday
2014 IVVA, Tokyo, make up unknown
2012 studio couleurs, Tokyo, imamura

Publications

TTT Sixty Seven, 2020
Kokubunji Rhapsody, 2018
DÄFTT, 2017
New Japan Photo, EINSTEIN STUDIO, 2016
HUNGRY ISSUE.4, EINSTEIN STUDIO, 2015
Don’t Panic, Self-Published, 2014
Where the Streets Have no Name, Self-Published, 2013
Snack Aki, Self-Published, 2012
Imamura, Self-Published, 2011

Clients

Art and Commerce
Baycrews
Condenast Japan
Cyber Agent
DHC
DewMagazine
ELEGANT MAGAZINE (USA)
Editorial Magazine (Canada)
Fashion in Motion Magazine (Switzerland)
JUN Group
Privatebrand S.F.S
RECRUIT
Rita Jeans Tokyo
SHUEISHA
Takahashi Shoten
trans cosmos
VOGUE Italia

Awards

2013 (non)fiction, reviewed, Shiogama Photo Festival

2012 IMAMURA, private photo collection championship, Photo Technique Digital, Genkosha