Daisuke Yokota was born in Saitama, Japan, 1983. Graduated from the “Nippon photography institute” in 2003. Selected the honorable mention of “the 31st Canon New Cosmos of Photography” in 2008, and the grand prix of “1_Wall Award”. Yokota had his solo exhibition ‘Site/Cloud’ at G/P gallery in 2013. He has also been exhibited his works in many shows including “New Cosmos of Photography Tokyo Exhibition 2008″ (2008, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo), “1_Wall Exhibition″ (2010, Guardian Garden, Tokyo), “MP1: Expanded Retina” (2012, G/P gallery Tokyo), “On the flow” (2012, G/P gallery, Tokyo). Recently he is working as a member of an international artists collective “AM projects.”
(artist’s website http://daisukeyokota.net/)
Born in a small coal-mine village in 1967,in Yamaguchi prefecture, western Japan, where he lived until 18. Entered college in kyoto and he studied Latin American affairs. After college performed as a club DJ, worked as a construction worker and he got a job with a cement manufacturer, worked tunnel construction sites across the country as a concrete expert. And he got a Leica and he began photographing the places he worked. After 18 years working, he quit his job and photographed countries and regions wandering around the world. He now workｓ as a freelance photographer based in Yamaguchi.
“I have cultivated several personalities within myself. I constantly cultivate personalities. Each of my dreams, immediately after I dream it, is incarnated into another person, who then goes on to dream it, and I stop.
To create, I destroyed myself; I made myself external to such a degree within myself that within myself I do not exist except in an external fashion. I am the living setting in which several actors make entrances, putting on several different plays.”
― Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet
— Catherine Lacey, Nobody Is Missing Ever