Nipporini is a persona created by Takahiro Wada, who was born in Tokyo in 1963, and for nearly 30 years has enjoyed a career as a professional commercial photographer. Through his commercial work he is known as something of an expert with digital cameras, publishing articles and how-tos in Japanese camera magazines. Since the early 90s, he has also been exhibiting more conceptual, personal work, including photo-sculptures and photographs made from a customized toy camera.
“Nippori Guidebook”, from which the above photo is taken, is a series of photographs made with both of digital and analog techniques, and is Nipporini’s attempt to explore the town of his birth and it undergoes many modernizing changes. Please also see our gallery of work from Wada’s Nipporini Guidebook.