Ontoshiki: The Night Watchman
This fine art photograph was hand selected by the PurePhoto curation team for placement in private collections and interiors by the world’s leading art & design professionals.
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ontoshiki is a literal translation of the photographer's Chinese name to Japanese. the artist was raised in Australia and currently lives in Tokyo, Japan where he creates his artwork.
main themes: life, death, angst, alienation, lust and love and the exploration of the urban environment, elements and life and the human psyche and body.
fascinated by. the cinematic, nostalgic, poetic, enigmatic, unknown, unpredictable, dark and sinister. drawn to. dreams, symbolism, the cryptic nature of photography i.e. the way it conveys moods and feelings beyond the need for lexicon and how colors affect mood and feelings.
most of his works are shot on film camera; either on a 6x6 medium format or 35mm.