Ryosuke Saito – PHOTO Interview
Name: Ryosuke Saito
Favorite Color: Blue. Color of Sapphire.
Favorite Book: Steppenwolf by Hermann hesse
Favorite Movie: Pedro Almodóvar’s and Wong Kar-wai’s movie.
Favorite Food: Japanese, Chinese, Italian
Favorite Quote: “Don’t Panic” Douglas Adams.
For how long have been in photography?
about 15 years.
How did you start?
I used to travel a lot when I was young but without a camera. traveling with camera weaken the impression, I thought. However, the vision i could see while I was traveling from Europe to India by land, was too magnificent, too splendid. And I didn’t want to forget. That’s the reason why I started to take photo. How would you define yourself as an artist? I know that my eyes always seek Beauty in my presence. All I can do is keep on looking for that.
Where do you find inspiration?
Is Brainstorming not the only creative method use to create new concepts?
Please could you tell us about photography and digital technology?
Meaning of photography has been changed after it became digital. Before, photography was the way of capturing moment and emotion between me and subject. Now, it is the way of making a picture freely like drawing, especially by retouching. Anyhow, I love both.
Did you work for international brands? Which ones?
I don’t know my client is internationally popular or not.
Did you work with Top models? How was your collaboration with them?
Not yet. I hope I can.
Which of your projects has given you the most satisfaction?
When I could achieve to get an image what I wanted in a shooting and could have a client pleased. List of your clients? Edwin,Toyota,DHC,Fancl,sony,columbia record, etc… and japanese magazines.
Best and worst experience?
Best experience is that I could notice there is a lot of point of view. I have been under the strong influence of western culture and eastern culture in my life. Sometimes it looks totally opposite. But it depends where I stand. Worst experience is that I am under the influence of morbid commercialism in my life and i have to survive here.
Who are the photographer’s you admire the most?
Richard Avedon. I think his work ‘in the american west’ is one of the best work in the history of photography. When I watched his retrospective exhibition in paris, I was totally stunned.
What about architects and designers?
I admire Beauty they make.
What are your next projects?
movie shooting of a commercial film.