Shimada Yohei, a graduate of Kansei Art University, worked for several years in Tokyo as a studio assistant and intern. He moved home to Nara and found there wasn't a lot of work for a commercial photographer. So Shimada Yohei developed his own style and created his Workman series, portraits that evoke the subject's profession and seem to show something more within the subject. He shares his secrets in this article by Irwin Wong.
Irwin Wong writes:
Nara, Japan -based commercial photographer Shimada Yohei’s Workman series involves lit, cinematic portraits of everyday tradesmen at the local level. Today, a look at how he creates the images — and the importance of the self-generated project.
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