By Kou Kato | Exclusively authorized prints
Landscape and street photographer based in Kyoto, Japan, Kou Kato aims to take photos with the theme of “making people realize that everyday life is full of wonderful moments.”A wonderful moment happened in his life when he stumbled upon a photography book and became enthralled. Initially a casual and inconsistent photographer, his camera soon came with him on a daily basis as he quickly became absorbed into snapping the street scenes we see today. As a policy, Kou edits as infrequently as possible (“all my photos need to be real”), and tone is consciously linked to the emotions of his photos (much like it’s used in the movies he’s so influenced by). His photos have won awards, including in the 2020 Tokyo camera club U-22.