Hiroshi Takizawa is a Tokyo based photographer who graduated from Mejiro University Faculty of Human Sciences Department of Psychological Counseling in 2006. Recently Hiroshi was awarded the Tokyo Frontline Photo Award 2012. "The reason why I take pictures is probably due to my desire to know about the root of everything. Of course, there is always more than one essence to things, and opinions differ depending on where you stand.
However, there is only one truth. Perhaps, preparation and experience is required to accept this antinomy. It seems difficult to know the root of everything in this antinomy, but I will continue to compare the inside and outside in my works, based on the belief that everything is connected."
Kodai Iwamoto (born in Kagoshima, Japan) starts his study of product design at Kobe Design University in Japan. While a bachelor's degree there, he joined a DESIGN SOIL, which is an educational design project by teaching staff and students. Through the project, he had participated in several international design fairs such as Milan Design Week.
After the study in Kobe, he then moved to Lausanne in Switzerland, where he lived for 2 years to gain practical skills at master course in ECAL( École cantonale d'art de Lausanne ).
After life in Lausanne, he moved his base to Tokyo and has been actively working with some furniture brands both in Japan and abroad.
Saori Ichikawa is 26 years old, lives in Japan as a textile designer. She studied textile design in Tokyo and Stockholm. She has been designing woven and tufted rugs. She is currently a Textile designer at FIBER ART STUDIO in Tokyo, Japan.
Mari Kojima was born in Shimane, Japan, but since then has spent time on and off living abroad. Because of a family crisis at home, she returned back to Japan in 2008, and soon after discovered photography as a means to express the inner turmoil and happiness that exists within her. Besides taking photos, she has worked as a fashion designer assistant, curator, FM radio DJ, project manager, event planner.
Since Fall 2010, she started running a little publishing company called Bathysphere Books. She now works and lives in Tokyo.