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Osamu Jinguji

Osamu Jinguji was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1962. Now, he is a photo artist and a creator but his first career as an artist is an actor and a model. After their activities for 5 years, he has retired owing to bad health. Additionally, after taking over 25 years of twists and turns, he had made a decision to live as an artist again and finally selected to become a photographer which he liked the best of ever and fit his current life style very much.

His current career by them has re-started since his first poetry-photo book has been published in 2009. After that, he has been ever participating in a lot of group exhibitions, art fairs in New York (ex; SCOPE), in Miami (ex; SPECTRUM), in Spain (ex; ARTEANDO) and in Germany (ex; BERLINER LISTE), etc. Also, his works, which were specialized in B&W on/off the street, for the last several years and at many countries, have been featured on a variety of Art Web Magazines including 'The Arte Fotografica' (Portugal) and so on. In February of 2014, they have finally appeared in the PhotoVogue Collection (A collaboration w/ VOGUE Italia) at Art +Commerce in New York.


Artist statement

For me, living as a photographer must be my last resort to survive in this world but I don’t simply just take photos. It is more like an expression of my passions, memories and ideology. Especially, through B&W (“Giclée” type printed on Inkjet Fine Art Paper of A4, A3+ or B2 size), I can revive them as parts of past myself by pouring my aesthetics, philosophy and soul into all-layer subjects flowing in parallel with unconscious world or invisible phenomenon in space-time without boundaries. And, once before I have took photos of models, musicians or performers live several times, not at studios, but now I prefer to shoot on/off the street, which I don’t know what will happen, whom I will meet to, someday or somewhere because I get great joy from new discoveries whenever I’m shooting there.

So, my current B&W photo art style can be strictly defined as “BORDERLESS” (No Border), a word, which encapsulates the following 7 concepts: (1) A renaissance of the soul (2) Symbiosis with all this world’s phenomena (3) The eternal conflict with time and space in the universe (4) Beat myself, beat my core and beat my existence* (5) Resistance against all invisible pressures (6) Warning against the hegemony of civilization, science and fashion (7) One love in Chaos. (*The origin is one of my basic slogans: “To beat my SELF, beat my CORE and beat my EXISTENCE. That’s my PASSION, my CHALLENGING and my LIFE. And…! That’s my ART & SOUL in this world.”) Additionally, my simple philosophy for living on in this world and for taking photos is: “Everything is in flux and nothing is permanent. No one can stop the flow of time. So, the act of me taking pictures in an instant is a modest resistance of just that.” 



1980 – 1983 Nihon University College of Art, Tokyo, Japan Section of Theatre




Jan “Malta Exhibition” Cavalieri Hotel, Malta, the Mediterranean, from Jan-1st (the end of this exhibits: TBD)

Mar “ArtExpo Rome March 2017” International art exhibition of “ARTISTS IN THE WORLD” in Rome, Italy

May “Wild Open Eye” International Photography Collaboration Project at Solas Art Gallery (Leitrim, Ireland) as a community member of Echiquier International Collective of Photographers (Head Office: France) “Art in Lisbon” International art exhibition produced by “ARTISTS IN THE WORLD” (Rome, Italy) at Atelier Natalia Gromicho Art Gallery in Lisbon, Portugal

May - Jun “artem” by Jelmoni Studio Gallery at Oratorio Della Passione in Milan, Italy

Jun “ArtExpo Rome Summer 2017” International art exhibition of “ARTISTS IN THE WORLD” in Rome, Italy

Jul “Biennial 2017” the second International Biennial event of Photography at St Augustin Church in Paris, as a community member of Echiquier International Collective of Photographers (Head Office: France)

2016 Jan “Malta Exhibition” Cavalieri Hotel, Malta, the Mediterranean, from Jan-1st until Dec-31


Jan “Paper Art Collection” ARTconcept DEN, Berlin, Germany, from Jan-1st until Nov-30

“Malta Exhibition” Cavalieri Hotel, Malta, the Mediterranean, from Jan-1st until 2016 (Month: TBD)

“Japan Festival 2015 in Berlin", Urania, Germany

Dec “Art Takes Miami” The Final SeeMe Exhibition at SCOPE Miami Beach 2015 (USA, Miami)


Mar “Berlin Meat Tokyo” Berlin-Steglitz Exhibition, Berlin, Germany “Year in Review 2013” The Digital Group Show by See/Me, NY, USA

May “Made in Japan” Gallery “ARTconcept DEN” New Opening Exhibition, Berlin, Germany “Paper Art Collection” ARTconcept DEN, Berlin, Germany, for 1 year from May-2-2014

Jul “Malta Exhibition” Cavalieri Hotel, Malta, the Mediterranean, for 1 year from Jul-25-2014

Dec “SPECTRUM Miami Art Show 2014”, Miami, USA

2013 Mar “SCOPE Art Show” The International Art Fair, NYC, USA

Apr “Kunstwerk Winkler Gallery Exhibition”, Berlin, Germany

May “Art Fusion: Japanese Contemporary Pioneers 2013”, NYC, USA

Jun “Kunstwerk Winkler Gallery Exhibition”, Berlin, Germany “Creatives Rising” See.Me at Big Screen Plaza Premiere, NYC, USA Jul “EXPOSURE 2013” See.Me Exhibition, NYC, USA

Sep “BERLINER LISTE 2013” The International Art Fair, Berlin, Germany

Oct “Creatives Rising” See.Me Exhibition, NYC, USA

Nov “Art Takes PARIS” See.Me Exhibition, Paris, France

Dec “Art Takes MIAMI at SCOPE Miami Beach" See.Me Exhibition, USA, Miami

2012 Jul “ARTEANDO 2012” The International Contemporary Art Fair, Spain

MEDIA EXPOSURES - Online/Printed Magazines (Overseas)

2017 Jan “BurstOut Magazine”, a featured article & photos, London, England “Niebra eternal” by Raquel Vázquez, Betanzos, Spain “Japan Creators”, a photographer’s link of “ProCameraman File 2017” published by Colors, Tokyo, Japan

Feb “FlashMode Arabia”, a featured article & photos, Ariana, Tunisia

Mar “Artists in the World”, Press Release, Poster, Flyer and Video of “ArtExpo Rome March 2017”, Italy

“” CNU Vision Alliance in China, a featured article & photos

“” China Photo Society of Integrity Cooperation Media, my works appreciation and article, China

“XSEE Corporation” Great Visual Image in China, a featured article & photos

May “Leitrim Observer (Newspaper)” A report of ‘Wide Open eyes’ photo exhibition in Solas Gallery, Ballinamore, Leitrim, Ireland

“Incirclarte” An article of “Art in Lisbon 2017” with my work, Bari, Italy


Jan “Aesthetica Magazine” Interview Wirth Photographer Osamu Jinguji, York, UK


“The Beauty of Humanity Collection” hardcover book was published on ISSUU, featuring my work that was displayed at SCOPE Art Show 2015 (including their final exhibition

“Art Takes Miami” by See.Me members, New York, USA)

Oct “ ProCameraman's File 2017 ” (By Colors: Tokyo, Japan) / A Photographer's Guide Book in Japan. Including me, Page#236+#237. Printed by all Japanese Language. Published by Born Digital Inc.


“STRKNG Editors’ Selection – #2” Publication for Photographers, Models, Designers and Brands in Cologne, Germany

“Popular Photo (PP) Magazine” New Collection of Top Photos of Our Popular Photo Photography Group, India

“Popular Photo (PP) News” Best Photos of Community of Popular Photo Photography in Facebook, in Khulna, India


Feb “Dodho Magazine”, a featured article & photos, Barcelona, Spain

“PRIVATE Magazine”, a featured article & photos, France

Apr “SHOOT ME Magazine” Issue#26, Cover & a featured article, Athens, Greece

“F-Stop Magazine” Spring/New Beginnings Issue #70 April – May 2015, Chicago, USA

“” of Lion Group and “PChome Online Inc.”, Taipei, Taiwan

“SINA com” and “HiNet News Network”, a featured article, China

May “MonoVisions”, a featured interview & photos, UK

Oct “Aesthetica Magazine” Issue 67 October/November 2015, “Artists’ Directory”, York, UK

“lamono magazine”, a featured article & photos, Barcelona, Spain

“LensCulture”, my Invite-Only Portfolio opened on Oct-25, Paris, France

Nov “Parallel Planets” on Medium (San Francisco), a featured article & photos, Philippines

“Dodho Magazine”, Chosen by them to “5 Talented Japanese Photographers”, Barcelona, Spain

"21st Century Street Photography" Selected and featured by Jim Casper of LensCulture, Paris, France

Dec “Aesthetica Magazine” Issue 68 December/January 2016, “Photographers’ Directory”, York, UK

2014 Mar “Ozarts Etc”, a featured article & photos, France

Jul “Cámara Magazine”, a featured portfolio, Spain

“The Forumist”, a featured article & photos, Stockholm, Sweden

“”, CNU Vision Alliance in China, a featured article & photos

Aug “Life Force Magazine”, a featured article & directory, UK

Sep “Rinse”, a featured essay & photos, Taipei, Taiwan

Oct “Medium”, a featured interview & photos, San Francisco, USA

Dec “Redwood Media Group”, a featured photo, Hinckley OH, USA

2013 Mar “See.Me - The Selected”, a featured photo, NYC, USA

Sep “The Arte Fotografica International Magazine”, a featured article, Lisbon, Portugal

2012 Jul “FICOBA Blog”, a part of featured participants “ARTEANDO 2012”, Spain

Nov “We Peace It”, a featured article & a photo, Poland

2011 Dec “The New York Optimist”, a featured article & photos, NY, USA


RELEASED ONLINE STORES / Site for Image Editorial Use (Overseas/Japan)

2015 Mar “Saatchi Art”, Los Angeles, USA

“”, Tokyo, Japan

May “Artfinder”, London, UK

Oct “”, Sweden

“Society6”, Los Angeles, USA

“Art Throng”, Mumbai, India

2014 Jan “PhotoVogue Collection” a collaboration of Art+Commerce/VOGUE Italia, New York, USA

2012 Nov “Zazzle” as a store name “OneTimeFirefly”, San Francisco, USA



2016 / Oct-08 A Photographer's Guide Book “ ProCameraman's File 2017 ” (Publisher: Colors, Tokyo) 

2009 / Sep-20 A Poetry-Photo Book “Sujiganeiri-no-shonen” (Publisher: Gentosha Renaissance, Tokyo)








Osamu Jinguji - Time 3 


Time 3#003

Selected from my album – “Funeral Procession of Time Part-III”

Materials: Epson UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper Size: A2 50 x 70 cm


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