Mikiya Takimoto - Japan
Photographer / Cinematographer
Born in Aichi Prefecture in 1974. Apprenticed to Tamotsu Fujii in '94. Went independent in '98 and founded the Mikiya Takimoto Photograph Office. Active in a wide variety of fields spanning everything from advertising photography, graphic art and editorial work to personal creative endeavours, commercial films, and cinema. Mikiya Takimoto has also shown his skill in advertising photography and commercial film through numerous posters and videos that still brim with keen and original concepts despite many restrictions. Mikiya Takimoto also drew upon his experiences in photo and film, along with his perspective as an expressionist, to create a unique cinematic world as the cinematographer of the films “Like Father, Like Son/Soshite Chichininaru” and “Our Little Sister/Umimachi Diary” and "The Third Murder/Sandome no Satsujin"
Major photo collections include LAND SPACE (’13), SIGHTSEEING (’07), BAUHAUS DESSAU ∴ MIKIYA TAKIMOTO (’05). Also began filming movies in ’12. Debut film "Like Father, Like Son / Soshite Chichininaru" (directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda ) won the Jury Award at the 66th Cannes Film Festival’s Competition Category. Has also won many other commendations such as New York ADC Annual Awards Winners GOLD, Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity GOLD, ACC Commercial Festival Grand Prize, New York CLIO AWARDS GOLD、and London D&AD Professional Awards YELLOW PENCIL.