Tatsuki Masaru was born in 1974, Toyama, Japan. He published Decotora, a collection of photographs of decorated trucks and their drivers, taken between 1998 and 2007. In 2006, he started photographing in Tohoku region in Japan and has recently published his second photo collection, Tohoku, with Little More Books. This photo collection is about the culture and rituals of the people from the Tohoku area in northern Japan. Of this region he writes, ‘It is becoming urbanized, but the manners and landscapes remain. I find that this is a representative state of Japan today’. After the earthquake some of these landscapes captured by Masaru have been lost forever, and part of the profits of this book will be donated to relief efforts.
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