Kuni Takanami /STMAG Director, Photographer
東京都板橋区出身 [1978.8.29] / 神奈川県 在住

 

「気づけばストーリーを想起している」
彼の作品を眺めているうちに、気がつけば写真の中にある世界観に引き込まれていた。
どんな時でも、彼の撮影は被写体のことを知ることから始まり、現実世界の背景と共に写し込まれる。

だから写真の中には偽りが全くないとは断言出来ないまでも、「信じてみたい」そう思わせるのだろう。

言うなれば被写体が自然体そのままの姿をさらけ出しているのだ。それは時に美しく、時に何かを考えさせられる。
Kuni Takanamiが大切にしていることはただ一つ、被写体がプロのモデルであろうと、旅先で出会う道行く子供達であろうと変わらない。

「被写体の心の状態を知り、その波動(波)に繋がること。」

柔らかく優しい光を操りながら、リアリティーを写真に残して行く彼のやり方は、どんなシチュエーションでの撮影にも高い融合を可能にし映し出される描写は色鮮やかで柔く、同時に躍動感さえも表現している。

Text/ Hellyes Phoenix , 翻訳 K Yokote

 

2015年実績 (※順不同)

  • アシックス(Advertisment)
  • Moussy (Fashion)
  • パプアニューギニア航空 (Advertisment)
  • ガルーダインドネシア航空 (Advertisment)
  • スカルキャンディー (Advertisment)
  • ニューカレドニア観光政府 (Advertisment)
  • 新島観光局 (Advertisment)
  • Yahoo(オーストラリア)(Media)
  • Blue Magazine (Media)
  • Honey (Media)
  • 月間サーフィンライフ(Media)
  • Avex
  • Patagonia (Advertisment)
  • Oshmans (Advertisment)
  • Surftrip journal (Media)
  • Slide Magazine(Aus Media)
  • Stab magazine(Media)
  • Surfing world(AUS Media)
  • Colors Magazine (JPN Media)
  • HLNA (Blog)
  • 日経ビジネス (Media)
  • Tracks Magazine (AUS,Media)
  • Billabong international (Advertisment)
  • NSA 東京 (Advertisment)
  • Fine (Media,Fashion,lifestyle)
  • 73riders (Fashion,lifestyle)
  • Makavelic (Advertisment)
  • Daddy's girl (FAshion,Lifestyle)
  • Big John (Advertisment)
  • Edwin (Advertisment)
  • Cloveru (Advertisment)
  • Nikon (Review)
  • Salt Magazine (Germany Media)
  • Common Ground Byron Bay (Media)
  • Patagonia (Advertisment)
  • Stacey Surfboard (Advertisment)
  • Vista (Advertisment,Film)
  • Elders Home AUS (Advertisment)
  • Glidz wet suit (Advertisment)
  • Equipage wet suit (Advertisment)
  • Ryoske Hori Shape (Advertisment)
  • Green room magazine (Media)
  • Aerial7 (Advertisment)
  • Lazy bonez (Advertisment)
  • Australian National geographic (AUS Media)
  • Shop to you drop magazine (AUS Fashion)
  • Makavelic [A day trip] (Film)
  • Endless Piero- Kamen-B (Official PV)
  • Vista Welcome to Wanderlust (Short Film)
  • MT Warning Forward miles (Official PV)

その他多数

 

 

PhotographerKuni Takanami

Born in 1978, Kuni Takanami grew up in Itabashi, Tokyo.

Developing a passion for surfing after graduating Junior High School, circumstances led Kuni on an international search for new waves, friends, landscapes and experiences. Picking up photography as a hobby, Kuni’s skills developed as he travelled the globe with camera in hand. Upon returning to Japan, Kuni became the student of renowned Tokyo fashion photographer Akira Ishikawa, and further enhanced his natural camera sense.

Combining lessons learned through his youth, travel, and under the watch of Akira san, Kuni has spent the past decade shooting high-fashion, travel, lifestyle and surf photography. A philosophizing and excitingly original photographer, Kuni is now based in Byron Bay, Australia, splits his time between life on a Byron Bay farm, visits to Tokyo, and shooting for international media and clients around the world.

CLIENTS
Moussy,Big John Jean,Makavelic,Yahoo!7, Patagonia, BLUE Magazine, Slide Magazine, Surfers Journal, Surfing Life Magazine, Surfing World Magazine, Glide Magazine, Tide Magazine, On The Board Magazine, Shop til you Drop Magazine, Australia Geographic Outdoor, Colors Magazine,Travel & Indulgence (The Australian), Hula Heaven, FINE Magazine, Surf Tech, Japan Professional Surfing Association (JPSA), Billabong, Quiksilver, Aerial 7, Oshmans, 73Riders, Cloveru, Body Glove, Makapu’u, Honey Creeper, Garuda Indonesia, G- Shock, Nikon, Sony, and many more.

Awards

Japan Pro Surfing Tour2007 Official Photography Award
 

TESTIMONIALS

TAYLOR STEELE (Filmmaker and Director): “Kuni has been documenting my recent
works, shooting stills Behind the Scenes on film sets and music projects. His quiet approach and sharp eye have provided us with some great portraits for media and PR useage. Kuni is an absolute pleasure to work with, professional and always delivers.”
http://www.taylorsteele.tv

SYBIL STEELE (Photographer, Film Director, Producer, Stylist): “Kuni has been a great support and teacher to me in my own photography career. Working with him on fashion projects has helped me to achieve better results and any set with Kuni on board is a fun and calm atmosphere to work within. It is always a pleasure to have him on my team or to help on his sets.” http://sybilsteele.com/

DAVE RASTOVICH (Billabong professional free surfer, environmental warrior): ”Seems like anyone can shoot a good photo these days. But not everyone has the eye for detail, composition, light and texture that is required to make a great photograph. Kuni is a photographer who possesses the ability to capture the magic of a moment, and also add to that moment his own unique interpretation and colour. With a un-intrusive demeanour Kuni can be accepted into intimate places in life that allow him to capture pieces in time that others simply cannot photograph. I feel utmost gratitude for being able to work with Kuni and see pieces in time captured by his skills with the camera.” http://www.billabong.com/us/team-rider/surf/17/rasta

WAYNE LYNCH (inventor of vertical surfing, professional free surfer, shaper): “I would rate kuni as one of the very best photographers ive ever worked with, his unimposing presence and approach is a pleasure to experience. I was very impressed with his ability to produce photos that not only captured unique surfing moments but also the beauty and ambience of the land, cliffs and sea. Some of his photos of the coast where I live are my most treasured and capture the essence of this area in a way I have not seen before.” http://www.patagonia.com.au/surf/global-surf-ambassadors/wayne-lynch/

GLEN CASEY (Surf Manager for Patagonia Australia): “Kuni is a photographer we enjoy spending time with, his natural, generous nature is a pleasure to work with and nothing is a stress with him around. We have always selected photographer’s with an eye for something special, something unique that align’s to our brand’s values. Kuni has that special artistic eye, and matched with a truly deep understanding of his craft, he has never failed to deliver us brilliant
work.”
http://www.patagonia.com.au/

SAGE JOSKE (Valla surfboards, shaper, surfing ‘soul’ master and extraordinaire): ”I have shot with Kuni in Japan and Australia and have always had fun and got great shots. I like how Kuni seems to blend into his surroundings when he’s shooting and the interesting angles he
gets.”
http://www.vallasurfboards.com.au/