Koh Takeda

Japanese photographer based in Tokyo

[English translation below]





My name is Koh Takeda and I am a photographer based in Tokyo, Japan.

Light and darkness, the angels and devils in women are important, timeless themes for me. I want to express my view of women in a beautiful way. In portraying this feminine beauty, the texture of the skin matters a lot to me. Depending on the work the skin will look like porcelain, or silk, or milk. In this way pores, wrinkles, and irregularities disappear, as much as possible. According to some, this is a distinctive mark of my work. 


I have been interested in nude photography since when I was a student, from the very first time I held a camera.

Capturing frozen moments with a camera was interesting, of course, but the moment when the images form on photographic paper inside a darkroom feel more interesting to me. I was inspired not only to invert negatives but also try various effects, limited only by imagination.

None of that feeling has changed for me, even though now I shoot in digital. Shooting is just the first step in creating a work. When I press the shutter, I have the same feeling as if I was sketching a landscape; developing and retouching are simply coloring. 

Enjoy my work!


* Thanks to Adam Landis for his time & help in translating Koh Takeda’s text.



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