Chikashi Suzuki has presented his work in domestic and international magazines, and has been at the forefront of editorial and fashion photography since the 1990s as one of Japan’s leading photographers. A variety of subjects can be found in his portfolio, ranging from the alluring city of Tokyo to flowers, celebrities, and emerging models. Intuitively capturing the candid essence of his subjects, the beauty and wonder of each frame appears to preserve an intimate memory, frozen in time. In contrast to the immediacy of the digital camera, Suzuki explores the palpable richness that is only attainable through film photography.
Chikashi Suzuki was born in 1972. He relocated to France in 1998, launching his career as a photographer with Purple magazine. Acclaimed for his work in magazines both domestically and aboard, Suzuki has been involved in campaigns for brands such as ISSEY MIYAKE, TOGA, CEBIT, and GUCCI. The photographer has presented his works internationally at venues including Colette (Paris, 1998), MOCA (Los Angeles, 2001), and The Henry Art Gallery (Washington, 2001). Suzuki has also held solo exhibitions at notably but not limited to, treesaresospecial (Tokyo, 2005) and G/P gallery (Tokyo, 2009). Major publications include ‘Shapes of Blooming’ (treesaresospecial, 2005), ‘Driving with Rinko Kikuchi’ (THE international, 2008), ‘CITE’ (G/P gallery, treesaresospecial, 2009), and ‘SAKURA!’ (Little More, 2014).
- ”Chikashi Suzuki" ｜Text by Miwa Goroku | the fashion post | June 24, 2014