Although I’ve been remotely inspired by the song Winter Wonderland, my main focus is to explore the idea of a wonderland in wintertime Japan. Winter in Japan can be extremely harsh but I seek moments of euphoric serenity that it also offers every now and then. That’s where I believe Winter Wonderland resides.—Takeshi Suga
It’s almost as if we’re looking through snow-dusted glasses at Japanese photographer Takeshi Suga‘s new series. Serene and quiet, Suga brings a warming glow to his wintery landscapes.
Now based in Kobe, Japan, Suga lived and worked in the UK until 2012 working predominantly for NME, shooting on the road with bands Mogwai, Frank Turner and The Wombats. His personal work is often whimsical and delicate.
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