Profile – YUJI WATANABE

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YUJI WATANABE
Language : Japanese / English

ニューヨークのマンハッタンヴィル大学への留学をきっかけに写真を学び、帰国後、都内スタジオにて2年半勤務。2012年より活動の拠点をフランスに移し、絵画、建築、音楽など、さまざまなジャンルから影響を受ける。現在はパリと東京をベースにファンタジーな世界を追求し、夢と現実が交錯する空想的な写真を撮り続けている。幻想的な世界観を持つ作品に定評があり、フランス、日本の他にアメリカ、イギリス、シンガポールのファッション誌やカタログなどで活躍の場を広げている。

Yuji Watanabe started his life as a photographer when he studied abroad during his university life to Manhattanville College in New York, United States. After returning to Japan, he spent two years and half at a photographic studio in Tokyo. In 2012, Yuji moved to France, where arts such as paintings, architectures and music were there to rebuild how he captures the world.
His photography displays illusionistic world where dreams and reality mix. Yuji’s work is known for its mysterious atmosphere and can be now seen not only in fashion magazines in France and Japan, but also in the United States, United Kingdom and Singapore.
Yuji Watanabe joined Perle management from 2014.