Junku Nishimura


Observing Junku Nishimura's work is like translating a simple moment into a deep sentiment. Capturing a "human life second" into a cinematic moment... or vice versa.
No high contrast, light is everywhere. 

Born in a small coal-mine village in 1967, in Yamaguchi prefecture, western Japan, where he lived until 18. Entered college in Kyoto and he studied Latin American affairs. After college performed as a club DJ, worked as a construction worker and he got a job with a cement manufacturer, worked tunnel construction sites across the country as a concrete expert. And he got a Leica and he began photographing the places he worked. After 18 years working, he quit his job and photographed countries and regions wandering around the world. He now works as a freelance photographer based in Yamaguchi.

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