The Land of Connections

PhotographerYoshihiko Wada
Prize1st Place in Architecture / Bridges
City/CountryOsaka, Japan
Photo DateThrough 2015-2016
Technical Infolongexposure, stiched panorama
Entry Description

The 5 of large, popular bridges in urban area, Japan. left to right: Tokyo, Kobe, Osaka, Otsu, Sakai They were all captured daylight long exposure technique along with 3-5 stitched panoramic image.

About Photographer

As well as being a passionate photographer, Yoshihiko is also a professional sound designer in the very demanding video game industry. The long days and nights debugging games or sitting in a sound studio would eventually wear him out. In search of something new and fresh, Yoshihiko's passion for photography started in 2011 when he purchased his first DSLR, a Nikon D90 which was the beginning of his unique photography career. Waterfalls were his first obsession and found himself totally enamored with the surrealistic smooth flow caused by ND filters and found himself visiting a creek near his home every weekend, and experimenting with various filters. He gradually changed his preferences and photography style and now finds himself in his most comfortable place in the black and white fine art genre. He finds inspiration from both Julia and Joel Tjintjelarr, who are pioneers of this genre. He learned the basics of this distinct post process style from them, daylight hyper long exposure with high contrast black and white processing. He now incorporates his own ideas, themes, colorings, and methods into his images. He believes his photographs are not philosophical or difficult and everyone can easily understand them when they first see them. He thinks of his photographs as entertainment and if people can be entertained and feel joy from them he'd be very happy.