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Tatsuro Nishimura

Photographer + Director

New York, NY




Q: What song do you play on repeat?

A: "Tighten Up" by Archie Bell & The Drells.

Q: What's the best way to start the day?

A: Sipping a cup of strong coffee and seeing my daughter's smile.

Q: What are you most looking forward to this year?

A: Going to the beach with my family.

Q: What is the most impactful project you've worked on and why.

A: My personal work, Thinking of Home. It is very personal and helps me to connect my family and


Q: Which art/photo exhibit that you've seen has impacted you the most?

A: A retrospective exhibition of photographs by Hiro, at Pace Macgill Gallery in NYC, 2016.

Q: What mystery do you wish you knew the answer to?

A: What happens after death.

Q: What are some things you had to unlearn?

A: How to use chopsticks properly - I used to hold them in a very strange way.

Q: What fictional place would you most like to go?

A: Paradise.

Q: What book impacted you the most?

A: HIRO (Photography book).

Q: What risks are worth taking?

A: The risks I know I would regret if I didn't take.

Q: What are the first 3 chapters of your autobiography titled?

A: 1. Childhood, 2. Tokyo, and 3. New York.

Q: What do you spend the most time thinking about?

A: Photography and my family.

Q: Best and worst advice you've ever received.

A: Be creative.

Q: One thing you can't show up to a shoot without - Besides a camera ;)

A: My eyeglasses.


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