Nobuto Osakabe was born in 1984 in Shizuoka Prefecture. In 2003 he entered Tokyo Polytechnic University, graduating in 2007 and winning the university’s Fox Talbot Award in 2006. Since finishing his education Osakabe has been working as a commercial photographer while pursuing his own personal work, with exhibitions at Nikon Salon in 2007 and Konica Minolta Gallery in 2009. This autumn, Osakabe’s Holiday Making series, from which the above photo comes, was an Honorable Mention selection by photography critic Minoru Shimizu for the annual Canon Cosmos of Photography competition.
More work from Holiday Making can be seen in a special extended Japan Exposures gallery.