"Preconception" by Mitsuru Nishimura 西村満 「先入観」
We begin with a view of Tokyo from above. The streets and buildings fill the frame. Tokyo as we know it, the city that fills our senses.This is not the street level chaos that we know from Daido Moriyama, but another view, several stages further out. Tokyo the tumultuous megalopolis.
We experience a new perspective of the City. Nishimura is from Kagoshima, almost as far as you can get from Tokyo while remaining within the Japanese mainland. He has just graduated from his 4-year course at Nihon University in Tokyo.
To him Tokyo is wonderful and thrilling. He loves the city and indulges in aerial views from high buildings in the City, Shinjuku, Ebisu, Tokyo Tower.
The perspective begins to shift.
The City is transformed. What had been an interesting, if conventional view of this City of Chaos turns into something unconventional.
Mitsuru Nishimura is newly graduated from Nihon University, Photographic Art Department. His use of 4"x5" large format camera and darkroom skills have enabled him to produce sensitive and beautiful interpretations. I have not met a young photographer with such a combination of technical ability and maturity of conception, but more importantly his determination to learn and improve. He has the ingredients to be a major artist of the future.
Publication "Preconception" published by Zen Foto Gallery, 2012
Mitsuru Nishimura "Preconception" at Zen Foto Gallery, Roppongi, Tokyo Mar-Apr 2012
西村満 「先入観」 禅フォトギャラリー 東京都港区六本木6-6-9ピラミデビル２０８