Welcome to the photography of Takeshi Nishiyama.
This site introduces the work of Takeishi Nishiyama.
Photographs tell the truth and it is ark which keeps contacts with the past, present and future.
Photographs record images as they are. They can then be altered to create something contemporary and modern.
These images of the present and past are then recorded for the future and are memories in out hearts.
I send this message to everyone who loves the beautiful art of photography.
Please contact me for information about where I display my work, or to purchase my images.
My images are now being displayed for sale in department stores in Japan and are also being shown in Japanese media publications.
I graduated from Osaka University of art in March 2000 and completed my masters in 2002
I remained as a researcher until 2004
During 2007 and 2008 I worked as an Instructor for Pentax Photo School
In 2002 I was awarded gold at the Canon Digital Creators Contest and Michael Horsham
and Jeff.S of the American Advertising Photography association said my work
was of a very high standard and quality
I have won three photography Grand Prix in Japan and finished highly in many other competitions.
I am currently displaying my work in major Japanese department stores as well as various media publications.
2000 Osaka University of art Chairman’s Prize
2001 Nikon Salon Juna21 (nomination for ‘Plants’)
2001 Ueno Hikoma Prize (Grand Prix) (first place)
2002 Fuji Photo Salon newcomer’s prize (Grand Prix) (first place)
2002 Canon Digital Creators Contest 2002 (Gold Award) (Grand Prix) (first place)
2003 ‘Plants’ Collection displayed at Kiyo Sato Photo Art Museum
2004 ‘Yomiuri Photo Grand Prix’ Digital Art section Award
2005 The 15th Annual Grand Prix for the art of flowers Newcomers award
2005 Entered the Japan Realism Photo Group Shiten (viewpoint) 30th exhibition
2005 Entered the 9th AMATERAS Exhibition for Excellence
2005 The second Concrete Art Museum Award (second prize)
2005 Tokyo Wonderwall Prize award
2005 ‘Paris’ Collection displayed at Kiyo Sato Photo Art Museum
2005 ‘leaf collection’ entered in The 18th Mihama Art Exhibition
2005 The 9th Sogo Photo exhibition Excellence award and ‘Motor M’ award for ‘Lily’ Collection
2007 ‘Windows’ collection entered in the Japan Photographers Association 32nd JPS Exhibition
2007 Japan Photographers Union 2nd Open Exhibition recommendation For ‘Havens Garden’
2007 ‘Rises’ entered in the Japan Photo Federation Nara photo Exhibition
2007 Heartland Karuizawa Drawing Biennale 2007 (grand Prix) for ‘Projection’
2007 The 7th Iwago Mitsuaki Nature Photo contest fine work prize
2007 The 11th Sogo Photo Exhibition Judgment recommendation award
2010 Entered the 14th AMATERAS Exhibition for Excellence
2001 Shinjuku Nikon Salon / Osaka Nikon Salon. ‘Plants’ exhibited.
2001 Ueno Hikoma Prize work exhibition: Tokyo Photo Museum/ Fukuoka Asia Museum/ Kyushu Industry University.
2001 Design Collaboration Ninseihyoryu Exhibition. Shanghai Colon TaihuChateaw
2002 Fuji Photo Salon Newcomer’s Group Exhibition. Tokyo Ginza / Osaka Umeda / Nagoya / Sapporo.
2002 Canon Digital Creators Contest 2002 / Spiral Garden America, Europe etc.
2002 Japan Photo Association’s monthly exhibition. Miura Art Gallery, Osaka
2003 Japan Photo Association’s monthly exhibition. Sen Space, Osaka
2005 The 15th Annual Grand Prix for the art of flowers Exhibition. Astia Kasai, Hiyogo. ‘Spiral’ exhibited.
2005 The 30th Shiten Exhibition, Tokyo Museum. ‘Paris 17e’ exhibited
2005 The 2nd JCI Concrete Art Exhibition, Nagoya International Convention. Centre. ‘Luna’ exhibited
2005 Tokyo Wonderwall, Tokyo Modern Art Museum. ‘Chaos exhibition
2005 The 18th Mihama Art Exhibition, The Atomic Energy PR Centre, Mihama / Fukui Museum, Fukui / Hiyogo
Art Gallery, Hiyogo. ‘Leaf’ Exhibited.
2005 The 9th Sogo Photo Exhibition, 4th floor, World Import Mart, Sunshine City,Tokyo. ‘Lily’ exhibited
2006 Peace Wall Nagasaki Exhibition, Mizube no Mori Park, Nagasaki
2006 Tokyo Wonderwall, Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office, Tokyo
2007 Japan Photographers Union 2nd open exhibition, Tokyo Central Museum, Tokyo /
Osaka Modern Art Museum,Osaka / Nagoya Noritake no Mori Gallery, Nagoya
2007 Japan Photographers Association 32nd JPS exhibition, Tokyo Photo Museum
/ Kyoto Museum / Aichi Museum, Nagoya
2007 FujiFilm ‘Photo Is’ 10000 people photo exhibition, Tokyo Mid Town HallA . B
2007 Heartland Karuizawa Drawing Biennale 2007 Poster Exhibition, Roppongi Hills, Heartland
2007 Heartland Karuizawa Drawing Biennale 2007 Poster Exhibition, ShinMarunouchi building
2007 Heartland Karuizawa Drawing Biennale 2007, Wakita Museum, Karuizawa
2007 The 7th Iwago Mitsuaki Nature Photo Contest Exhibition, Miuze FukuokaCamera Museum
2007 The 11th Sogo Photo Exhibition, Tokyo Museum
2008 Takeshi Nishiyama Art Photo Exhibition, Mitsukoshi Department Store,Ebisu
2008 Contemporary Art Fair Shibuya Style, Seibu Department Store, Shibuya
2009 Y - Generation Newcomers Photography Exhibition, Seibu Department Store, Shibuya
2009 Y - Generation Newcomers Photography Exhibition, Seibu Department Store, Tokorozawa
2009 ‘Rehabilitation’ Takeshi Nishiyama Art Photo Exhibition, Tanto Tempo Photo Gallery, Kobe
2009 Exhibition,Seibu Department Store, Shibuya
2009 Art gift fair of Christmas, Isetan Department Store, Shinjuku
2010 TempoPhoto Collection Exhibition, Tanto TempoPhoto Gallery, Kobe
2010 Sound Of Photography Exhibition, Seibu Department Store, Shibuya
On the anniversary of the French Revolution, Paris at night shows a different side of its self. The historic architecture of the city is illuminated as people fill the streets to create a symphony of celebration. The finale of this piece is the firework display that seems to cause the whole world to stand still as all eyes look up with excitement to watch these flowers of the sky.
I took these pictures to capture the beauty of that night.
Ueno hikoma prize winner.
The work is permanently stored to the Kiyosato photo art museum.
The wave of life, where will it surge and break? What do you see in the daily in the daily ups and downs of your wave? If you resist the flow, you will slip and fall.
These photos were taken as I crested a new wave in my life, a change of direction.
Inquiry：TANTO TEMPO gallery
I have created these images using plants that have evolved without soil, using only water in the air and light to survive.
The shape and form of these plants show a stark absoluteness so I’ve added color to the images to create a more dynamic picture.
These are the first images I created for my studio
The work is permanently stored to the Kiyosato photo art museum.
Legend of venice
Venice, the city of water, has had a long and remarkable history. A complex of waterways, stone walls and legends.
In February, many masked people move through the fog and gather together at the Piazza San Marco for a festival as many Spectators watch.
Each mask covers the wearer’s identity but their eyes shine through to reveal their personality. Using my camera, I try to capture the person behind the mask as they dance, sing, drink and laugh.
The day that I left Venice I felt I might find the truth of the mask the next time I return.