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photographer / JUNJI KUMANO    

 

くまのじゅんじ

湘南で生まれ育ち17歳の時にサーフィンに出会い、大学生の時に写真を始める。日本写真芸術専門学校後、スタジオスタッフを経てフリーに。2009年12月から2011年2月までニュージーランドを旅する。ニュージーランドでは山歩きの楽しさを知り、帰国後は海と山とフィールドを広げ活動中。

 


PHOTO EXHIBITION

2014 patagonia (yokohama)

2015 Natural Law (shounan)

2016 Fujisawa City Art Space (fujisawa city)


PROFILE
Born and raised approx 50 kilometers south of tokyo in a small surfing town named fujisawa.
I started surfing at age 17 and was hooked ever since.
The local-name of my home ground is called shonan and we have many mello reef and surf breaks.
At age 21, I witnessed my first longboard barrel ride and decided that I wanted to savor those images forever.
Shortly after that, I visited Bali and witnessed the terror incident, needless to say but that made me realize that lifes to short not to
live your dream and so I started in photography.
Upon graduation from college, I attended photography school here in Japan.
I went on from there to work in fashion design and photo studios.
In 2008, I became a photographer.

Starting in december of 2009, I stayed in New Zealand for 1 year and 3months to study surfing and photography.

Coming to know the fun of the outdoors and walking the mountains in New Zealand, when I returned home, I widened my field to include works of the sea and the mountains.