TIFA 2022 Fine Art / Moving Images

Guided By The Inner Light

  • Prize
    Silver in Editorial/Moving Images, Gold in Fine Art/Moving Images
  • Photographer
    Kohei Ueno
  • Agency / Studio
    Kohei Ueno Photography
  • Technical Info
    1/120-240 / F5.6-11 / Iso100-500
  • Photo Date
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A girl dives in to the ocean washing away the weight of the past into darkness. Holding a small torch, she shines a small pathway that guides her toward the bright light at the end of the passage. 過去の重荷を洗い流すかのように海に潜る少女。小さな灯りを持ち、通路の先にある明るい光へと導かれる。

Kohei is an international award winning photographer from Japan, specialising in freediving and underwater photography based out of Asia. He picked up his first camera in 2014 when he quit his job at Google to travel the world, capturing images along the way that won him 1st place at the 2016 Alpha Awards. Since then, he's taken the camera underwater combining it with his passion for freediving. Since then he’s won multiple awards with numerous work published locally and abroad, including 2nd place at the Sony World Photography Awards, and winning the 2019 IPA Sports Photographer of the Year.