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JUNJI KUMANO / 熊野淳司 / くまのじゅんじ

熊野淳司 / くまのじゅんじ

湘南で生まれ育ち17歳の時にサーフィンに出会い、大学生の時に写真を始める。日本写真芸術専門学校後、アルバムの制作会社、スタジオスタッフを経てフリーに。2009年12月から2011年2月までニュージーランドを旅する。ニュージーランドでは山歩きの楽しさを知り、帰国後は海と山とフィールドを広げ活動中。

PROFILE
Born and raised approx 50 kilometers south of tokyo in a small surfing town named fujisawa. I started surfing at age 17 and was hooked ever since. The local-name of my home ground is called shonan and we have many mello reef and surf breaks. At age 21, I witnessed my first longboard barrel ride and decided that I wanted to savor those images forever. Shortly after that, I visited Bali and witnessed the terror incident, needless to say but that made me realize that lifes to short not to live your dream and so I started in photography. Upon graduation from college, I attended photography school here in Japan. I went on from there to work in fashion design and photo studios. In 2008, I became a photographer. Starting in december of 2009, I stayed in New Zealand for 1 year and 3months to study surfing and photography.Coming to know the fun of the outdoors and walking the mountains in New Zealand, when I returned home, I widened my field to include works of the sea and the mountains.

 

PHOTO EXHIBITION

2014 patagonia (yokohama)

2015 Natural Law (shounan)

2016 Fujisawa City Art Space (fujisawa city)

2017 STUDIO 467 (fujisawa city)

 


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