Not long after I begun photography, may be because they were
monochrome photographs, I was impressed strongly by
the “after image of light” rather than the particular subject in
the picture. It is like an accident when I find in a photograph,
the color and fragrance in harmony together with little feeling
of myself. I might have been always looking for somewhat
called “temperature” within the indistinctive world my daily
life. It was neither abstract nor concrete, but was
just like a dream.
1960 Born in Sapporo Japan
Graduated from Osaka University of Arts.B.F.A. in Photography Major
Worked under Mr.Osamu Hayasaki.
Travelled around France for photographic survey and Exhibition.
1996 Photographic Director for film “Blue Fish” which was
invited in erlin International Film Festival.
2004 Collected for Bibliotheque Nationale de France as
2005 Participated in Exhibition “Made in The Shade” with Robert
Frank at Pace McGill Gallery New York. Working in variety of
fields beyond photography, including opening Director for
animation film “Mushishi” In search to create new form of
expression to depict the brightness of light, Sugawara
develops Collodion Process, combining classical photo
processing and latest digital technique.
2010 Collection at Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego
2011 Exhibition “The Bright Forest” Trunk Gallery
2012 Exhibition "Tsugaru" ” Leica Ginza Salon Tokyo