Biography

Tokio Kuniyoshi

photographer

Born and raised in Okinawa, JAPAN, based in New York. He moved to San Francisco in 2002 and got into the photography world. He started learning from the basic by himself and looking everywhere through the finder. After spending 4 years in SF, he relocated himself in New York to seek his unknown possibilities and new opportunities. He currently owns his own photo studio "Studio11 New York", focusing on shooting more of his fine arts photography. The philosophy behind his photography is to look into the objects differently. He has his own unique way of looking into the world and capturing the way that brings photography to not just a framed scene but also an artwork. His works can tell a story and stimulate your senses, and before you realize, you are in his world.


2002
moved to San Francisco
CCSF Photography major

2006
moved to New York

2008
established shootinglife LLC in New York

2009
set up own photo studio in New York

now
Currently in New York

Awards

international photography awards

• 3rd Place (professional)
2015 Fine Art Abstract

• Honorable Mention (professional)
2009 Buildings, Lifestyle
2010 Buildings
2011 Portrait
2013 Advertising, Fine Art, Portrait, Product, Digitally Enhanced, Ohter_S, Other_FA
2014 Fine Art, Landscape, Abstract
2015 Aerial
2017 Night Photography, Fine Art Abstract

6th Dave Bown international Art competition

2013 Honorable Mention

NEW YORK CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC ART

• urban landscapes
2013 2nd place

"Best of Photography" by Photographer's FORUM

2013 finalist
2015 finalist
2017 finalist

PX3 “Prix de la Photographie, Paris"

2015 Honorable Mention

The Motif Collective

• Sunrise and Sunset
2015 finalist

FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS

2015 Nominee in Conceptual (professional)
2017 Nominee in Night Photography, and Abstract (professional)

MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS

2016 Honorable Mention

Exhibitions

one year

July 2005 / Okinawa, JAPAN

silence and motion

July 2006 / San Francisco, U.S

SYNK vol 3

February 2007 / New York, U.S

wordless eloquence *07

March 2007 / New York, U.S

The King of Funky Soul

July 2007 / New York, U.S

inspiration

September 2007 / New York, U.S

Art of Autumn

October 2007 / New York, U.S

$99 Art Fair

December 2007 / April 2008 / June 2008 / New York, U.S

Jazzlicious

May 2008 / New York, U.S

The Beginning of New Classics

September 2008 / New York, U.S

The Art Market

December 2008 / New York, U.S April 2009 / New York, U.S

TORAPOTE -ride it!-

June 2009 / New York, U.S

82FM

September 2009 / Okinawa, Japan

Traces of Nature

March 2010 / New York, U.S

Tokio Kuniyoshi Photography

October 2010 / Okinawa, Japan

Love Save Japan

March 2011 / New York, U.S

Dear Japan, With Love, New York

March 2011 / New York, U.S

eye of the wolf

April 2011 / New York, U.S

RISE JAPAN

April 2011 / San Francisco, U.S

ASCENSION

May 2011 / New York, U.S

B SOL

September 2011 / New York, U.S

Essential ~EroticA~

March 2012 / New York, U.S

Beauty in the Beast

April 2012 / New York, U.S

GIMME SHELTER

May-June 2013 / New York, U.S

Art at GARI

July - December 2013 / New York, U.S

Art Beasties exhibition

January 2014 / New York, U.S

75 Years

February - March 2014 / San Francisco, U.S

Fluid Destination

March 2014 / New York, U.S

Dumbo Arts Festival

September 2014 / New York, U.S

twelve

March-April 2015 / Washington D.C, U.S

Time Difference:Seattle-New York-Tokyo

April-May 2015 / Seattle, U.S

Japanese Artist Collective Pop-Up Exhibition

April 2015 / Seattle, U.S

PASSPORT DC

May 2015 / Washington D.C, U.S

Time Difference vol.2: New York-Seattle-Tokyo-Kobe

June 2016 / Kobe, Japan

TOUCH

July - August 2017 / Tokyo, Japan

Face New York

July 2017 / New York, U.S    

Clients

United Nations
THE NEWS INC.
WORLDER Inc.
O planning
Tribeca Film Festival
teamLab
Google
MKTG (Dentsu America)
GARDEN Tokyo

IF SOHO New York
Samantha Thavasa
Manhattan Portage
TOKEN
6397
Clu
Long Journey
Mr.Gentleman EYEWEAR
understatements
BADACIOUS
pas de calais
numina
4 corners of a circle
THAYERS
HURRAW!
TUPPERWARE
NOOK
MIDOMA
The Michelin Guide
Yomi Time
PLAYBOY

Shing02
Ryu Goto
Emi Meyer
Nina Vidal
Aya Fukuda NQ

Contact

Tokio Kuniyoshi / shootinglife LLC

cell: +1 415 377 0805
e-mail: tokio@shootinglife.net
Facebook: TokioKuniyoshiPhotography
instagram: shootinglife_iphone