Photographs are the origin of all emotions, motivations, and inspirations.
People who see photographs may experience emotions such as joy and sadness, and they often develop feelings of longing, hope, admiration, and respect for the places captured and the photographer behind them.
Mr. Riki Shinagawa uses delicate shading to depict Japan, showcasing the culture, architecture, landscapes, and activities shaped by those who came before him.
Based in Kyoto, Mr. Riki Shinagawa captures a myriad of scenes, from the traditional landscapes of Kyoto to iconic Mount Fuji and the bustling streets of Tokyo.
Mr. Riki Shinagawa accurately describes Kyoto, which is the center of Japan, such as temples with traditional roof tiles and torii shrines that people have loved and left behind over a long history.
And the photographs of Mt. Fuji reflected in the calm lake have a deep stillness that makes it almost audible, and the photographs of the city capture the majestic presence of Mt. Fuji.
In his images of Tokyo, a representative metropolis of Japan, Mr. Riki Shinagawa takes interest in the mundane moments of people’s lives, blending into the city as he captures them.
With deep respect for Japanese culture and a desire to convey the spirit of the Japanese people to others, Mr. Riki Shinagawa continues to capture photographs today.