My intention through photographic activities is to change our ordinary life into an amusing delightful world.
The object I always choose is those who are close to my life as friends, office workers, high school girls.
Through that, my approach rests on “photograph persists in enjoying our ordinary life”, and I intend to express my works
without forgetting the exciting feeling that I had when I started my photography.
The object that arouses my interest is something symbolized and that hides its individuality, as business suits and school uniforms.
It stands for my own private motivation as a respect to my father who’s passed away, and as a complex I had at my adolescent life.
Based on these intentions, I try to produce the world that has been likely to exist but hasn’t, through producing character
in my objects and symbolizing its individuality that hasn’t been seen in our society.
Even in daily ordinary life, there can be produced a new change in the world by adding one action or by taking a look from other point of view.
I make much of the pleasant during shooting session, more than of artificial twist of world by CG or composite technology.
The object I choose is Japanese unique, and I intend to show them as present Japanese thing with much humor for foreigners.
Born in 1978 in Aichi, Japan.
Lives in Tokyo, Japan.
1978 Born in Nagoya, Aichi prefecture
1998 To get rid of the complex he had, started his journey to go through Japan by bicycle.As fascinated with scenes during his trip to Hokkaido, his road as a photographer began as well.
2001 Took trip out to the world twice, to decide what to do in the future.The first round was through 23 countries, from Eurasia to America, where he met with 9.11 in NYC.
2002 During his second round, took a sudden return from Guatemala, decided to dedicate his profession as a photographer.
2004 Studied a professional photographic course at Tokyo Photo School.
2005 Established “YUKAI HANDS Yuki Aoyama Photo Office” after his graduation from the university.
2005 University of Tsukuba, School of Human Sciences, College of Psychology / Graduation Thesis: How to become “high”
Prix de la Photographie, Paris competition
CANON New Cosmos of Photography 2007, Prize of Excellent Works, selected by Fumio Nanjo , a director of Mori Art Museum
Tokyo Wonder Wall, public competition
34th Japan Advertising Photographers’ Association, public competition
” SOLARYMAN ” Wada Garou, Tokyo
” undercover ” Wada Garou, Tokyo
” SOLARYMAN OLYMPIC TOKYO 2008 ” Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo
” undercover ” PUNCTUM Photo+Graphix Tokyo
” Solaryman -JUMPING PAPAS- ” Shinjuku Ganka Garou Gallery, Tokyo
” Welcome to YUKAI HANDS ” PUNCTUM Photo+Graphix Tokyo
” JUMP EXPO 2005 ” PUNCTUM Photo+Graphix Tokyo
” The Three Musketeers of Photography 2 ” Shinjuku Ganka Garou Gallery, Tokyo
” The Three Musketeers of Photography ” Shinjuku Ganka Garou Gallery, Tokyo
” GLOW, OVER, MEN ” MOTT gallery, Tokyo
” Canon New Cosmos of Photography Competition 2008 ” Fukuoka, Nagoya, Osaka, Sendai
” Canon New Cosmos of Photography Competition 2007 ” Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
” Selected works of Tokyo Wonder Wall 2007 ” Museum of Contemporary Art of Tokyo
” The 8th SICF（Spiral Independent Creators Festival）” Spiral Hall, Tokyo
” Wonder Seed 2007 ” Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya
” THE EXPOSED of the art vol.1 PHOTOGRAPHS（Noboru Tsubaki×Shigeo Goto）” CASO, Osaka
” The 34th Japan Advertising Photographers’ Association ” Osaka, Tokyo
” ART FAIR KYOTO ” Hotel Monterey
” SCOPE New York 2010 ” Lincoln Center Damrosch Park
” ULTRA002 ” Spiral Hall, Tokyo
” ART Singapore 2009 / ASIA International Photography Fair ” Suntec Singapore
” ART OSAKA 2009 ” Dojima Hotel
” YOUNG ART TAIPEI ” Sunworld Dynasty Hotel
” NEXT 2009 ” Merchandise Mart, Chicago
” SEI-YAKU ”
” PHOTOGRAPHERS ” Raicho-sha / ISBN : 978-4844135517
” TWS-Emerging 2008 ” Tokyo Wonder Site
” YUMEBOUKEN ” / ISBN : 978-4990403812
” Kono shashin ga sugoi 2008 ” Asahi Press / ISBN : 978-4255004396
” 200 Photographers’ Portfolio ” Graphic-sha Publishing / ISBN : 978-4766118285
” SHIBUYAMICHI ” Raicho-sha / ISBN : 978-4844134329
art_icle Vol.10 AUGUST 2008, QLAM RESEARCH
THE OLYMPUS PURSUIT, OLYMPUS
THE TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR 2010, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo
Small Gallery Apartment, kurage, Tokyo
YUKAIHANDS,1-9-6 #402 Nihonbashi-Bakurocho,Chuo-ku,Tokyo 103-0002 Japan