TATSUO SUZUKI (Born 1965)

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SHINJUKU, TOKYO, 2012 by TATSUO SUZUKI (Born 1965) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

SHINJUKU, TOKYO, 2012

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PORTRAIT, SHIBUYA, TOKYO,2011 by TATSUO SUZUKI (Born 1965) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

PORTRAIT, SHIBUYA, TOKYO,2011

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A LADY AT THE STATION, TOKYO, 2014 by TATSUO SUZUKI (Born 1965) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

A LADY AT THE STATION, TOKYO, 2014

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SPEED, TOKYO, 2008 by TATSUO SUZUKI (Born 1965) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

SPEED, TOKYO, 2008

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SHIBUYA, TOKYO, 2013 by TATSUO SUZUKI (Born 1965) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

SHIBUYA, TOKYO, 2013

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SHIBUYA, TOKYO, 2013 by TATSUO SUZUKI (Born 1965) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

SHIBUYA, TOKYO, 2013

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A GIRL WITH A CIGARETTE, SHIBUYA, TOKYO, 2014 by TATSUO SUZUKI (Born 1965) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

A GIRL WITH A CIGARETTE, SHIBUYA, TOKYO, 2014

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MIRROR, SHIBUYA, TOKYO, 2014 by TATSUO SUZUKI (Born 1965) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

MIRROR, SHIBUYA, TOKYO, 2014

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MATSURI, SHIBUYA, TOKYO, 2014 by TATSUO SUZUKI (Born 1965) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

MATSURI, SHIBUYA, TOKYO, 2014

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Tatsuo Suzuki is a Japanese street photographer, living and working in Ota, Tokyo. Born in 1965, Suzuki came to photography later than most. Having had a successful career in business, he started photographing the streets of Tokyo in 2008. Although largely self-taught, in 2014 Suzuki studied for a year at Resist Photo School, Tokyo. His work was first exhibited in Kanagawa, Japan.

Suzuki uses long exposures and intense contrasts to capture the frenetic atmosphere of the Tokyo streets. He works mainly in black and white, considering it to be more emotional and more aggressive' than colour. With reference to the sharp tonal and composition contrasts of William Klein and Robert Frank, Suzuki creates a street theatre brimming with diversity and eccentricity. Working in relation to the tradition of Japanese street photography made famous by Daido Moriyama, Suzuki captures the spirit of the Japanese metropolis with courageous candour whilst maintaining a perceptive empathy.

Also a punk rock guitarist, Suzuki's images buzz with the hectic energy of the city streets. Taking up the gauntlet laid down by the greats of twentieth-century street photography, Suzuki photographs with an urgency and dynamism that allows him to produce rambunctious street scenes interlaced with thoughtful character studies. Using his camera, he slices through a scene, employing Henri Cartier-Bresson's maxim of "the decisive moment". "Hesitation", he has said, "is the enemy of street photography".

Since 2008 Suzuki has won a host of awards for his photographs and in 2015 a solo exhibition of his work was held at the second edition of Photo Shanghai. The Photographers 2015 is Suzuki's first exhibition in the United Kingdom.

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