Koichi Nishiyama was born in 1968 in Yokohama, Japan. He studied contemporary art at B Seminar School in Yokohama. After graduation, he undertook performance art, Installation art, and organized exhibitions. He took up photography in 2007 by studying “Workshop Calotype” by Jun Shiraoka in Tokyo.
He comments on his own work as follows: “The landscapes in my work convey both a feeling of emptiness and vacancy, as well as a certain sense of intimacy that can yet be found in the middle of that desolation. My works represent an attempt to retrieve a connection to the world that has been lost by confronting the spectacle of absence and disappearance.”
See also our extended Gallery by Koichi Nishiyama with more images from the Nowhere series.