RASHINGA〜裸心画〜 English web site
Shooting nudity of women.
That means express the heart of the women.
Women are wonderful.
Photographer Nakata Shinobu’s mission is
to express it in photography.
It will certainly change the fate of women
in a wonderful direction.
Expressing each person ’s mission
and a wonderful future as a story.
It is the mission of Nakata Shinobu.
To women who want to live more like themselves.
I want you to feel the joy of expressing yourself.
I sincerely hope.
A resolute state of mind
Japanese women are like formation of a pearl
they wrap themselves in layers of beauty as the lunar phase changes.
The story of their mysterious layered veil
cannot be easily deciphered.
Their subconsciously intertwined beauty has a charm of its own,
and that is the distinctive charm of Japanese women.
Images of nudity which project pure allure and
beauty reflect the inner mind of Japanese women.
Photographs are the key to recall one’s memory.
Whenever you take a look at a photograph,
it brings you back to the exact moment when it was taken.
Photographs capture the truth, and then what does the truth in these photographs tell us?
I believe it tells us everything about the journey of the person.
The way you look at life creates the way you look,
and photographs capture all of it good or bad.
Your state of mind is captured as it is in photographs.
I call this 【Shashin】 ーcaptured mindー
Photographs taken by Nakata Shinobu capture everything about you
from your hidden thoughts to your desire to become somebody.
Photographs are Shashin (captured mind), and they define who you are.
While taking photographs, I always feel I was destined to meet the woman before me and that our encounter is predestined.
I wonder what made her decide to have her unclothed photographs taken, how she was feeling until today.
She must have taken a good care of herself till the moment she stood up in front of my camera.
As I think about how she must have felt, she becomes adorable to me, and just perceiving every feeling she has had makes my heart skip a beat.
I am in the middle of nothing.
Then, I shoot images. The shutter sound energizes my heart like magic.
Shooting is meditation.
Soundwaves stir my subject’s soul and liberate her trapped emotions and herself as if the old her fell to pieces.
Her broken shells transform into sparkly glitter and return to the universe.
And then, she forges her own path in life from there.
Nudity × Life
◆ 2014 osaka
◆ 2019 osaka & NY
2003 Winner of the 3rd Zexy Grand Prize
2007 JWPG Grand Prix Winner
2010 JWPG 3rd place
Media that appeared
TV TOKYO 【Takeshi’s Japan’s Mikata!】
Asahi Broadcasting 【Cast】
Asahi Broadcasting 【Story of Mr. A after the rain】
Mainichi Broadcasting 【Is Messenger ◯◯OK?】
TV KANSAI 【yo-i don!】