Hi I am Rui. Hola Me llamo Rui.
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I was born in Yokohama, raised in Kamakura, Japan. I graduated from Nihon University College of Art, Department of design, Tokyo, Japan. (Field of Specialization: Graphic Design. Degree; Bachelor of Fine Arts.)


I worked as a graphic designer for editorial designing in Tokyo, Japan. Specialized in composing design covers for books, magazines, posters, CD jackets and etc..


Moved to New York, I graduated from The International Center of Photography (ICP) NYC, USA.; One-year certificate program in General Studies (GS) 2005-2006. After attending internship, I worked at the ICP library.


During traveling and shooting, mostly I focus on light and shadow which are latent in peoples mind in the universe. Currently taking portraits of music / live music and film stills.



  • Director’s Fund Scholarship of International Center of Photography for the project named “Distancia Final”, NYC, NY, 2005

  • Dean Prize of Nihon University College of Art for the graduation work "TABI no BOOK", Tokyo, Japan, 2002

Solo Exhibitions

  •  “Incognitos”, Epson Imaging Gallery - epSITE -, Tokyo, Japan, December 2009 - January 2010

Group Exhibitions

  • Film is Not Dead / “Distancia Final Reboot ver. 2020”, Design Fest Gallery Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan, December 2020

  • PHOTOGRAPHIA ZERO PIXEL / “Falling”, Magazzino 26, Trieste, Italy, November 2021 - December 2021



日本大学藝術学部デザイン学科 コミュニケーションデザイン学部 卒業。

大学卒業後、書籍・雑誌の装丁デザイン会社勤務を経て、2005渡米。International Center of Photography (ICP), One-year certificate program in General Studies, New York City, New York, U.S.A.2006年に卒業。

ICP Libraryにて勤務後、帰国。





  • 2005年 フォトプロジェクト"Distancia Final"にて、International Center of Photographyディレクターズファンド・スカラーシップ 受賞

  • 2002年 卒業制作 "TABI no BOOK" 日本大学 藝術学部 藝術学部長賞 受賞


  • 2009年 ~ 2010"Incognitos", Epson Imaging Gallery - epSITE - 新宿


  • 2020年 Film is Not Dead / "Distancia Final Reboot ver. 2020"、 デザインフェスタギャラリー原宿

  • 2021年 PHOTOGRAPHIA ZERO PIXEL / “Falling”、Magazzino 26、トリエステ、イタリア

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