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Takashi Homma (b.1962) is a Japanese photographer born and based in Tokyo. He studied photography at Nihon University College of Art. However, he left in 1984 to take a job as an in-house photographer at a Tokyo advertising agency. Then, in 1991 he moved to London for two years to work as a photographer for i-D Magazine.
Homma’s work examines the nuances of Tokyo’s suburban districts, its urban centre, its surrounding landscapes, and its people. Consequently, his pictures tell a tender and discreet story of Tokyo discourse. Homma observes and documents sterile contemporary architecture, well-groomed highways, hidden rooftop gardens, desolate chain restaurants, quiet car parks, stray teenagers, children at play, objects in a home, snow-capped mountains and hypnotic seas.
Homma has published several photography books throughout his career. And in 1999 he was awarded a Kimura Ihei Commemorative Photography Award for his project ‘Tokyo Suburbia’ (1998). Also, he had his first solo museum exhibition, New Documentary, showing at three museums in Japan from 2011-2012.
Takashi Homma is currently a guest professor at the Tokyo Zokei University Graduate School and resides in Tokyo.