The sea — a great textbook of life
As a photographer of marine life, he has been taking photographs and creating videos for illustrated books, children’s educational titles, and TV programs about the sciences for over twenty years. His work base is near Suruga Bay, the deepest bay in Japan on the Pacific coast of central Japan. He also photographs in the seas of the Ryukyu Islands around Okinawa, on the West Coast of the U.S., and in Australia and Southeast Asia.
The theme of his photography is the “Preciousness of Life.” The diversity of life is immense, but people only see a part of it. Even after 20 years of diving and photographing, He is surprised by the new discoveries he encounter every time he dives. He wants to share these revelations about the beauty of our world under the sea with as many people as possible.
Why are the shapes and colors of plankton as tiny as a few millimeters so awe-inspiring? It is because the life they embody is in its perfect status — drifting to the flow of the water in a natural environment. He spends about eight hours a day — night and day — underwater, drifting and waiting for that rare moment to press the shutter.