Midnight boozer with leica m5.
trial and error is goin' on ne ne on ne on.
catch the beat. catch the soul.
Junku Nishimura Photography
- Hands 66 photos, 239 members
- Burn My Eye Photography Contest "ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD 103 photos, 324 members
- No made 101 photos, 22 members
- SDP Street & Documentary photographs 65 photos, 19 members
- Vertical Framing Street Photography 388 photos, 260 members
- "LOOKING AROUND IN B&W" 5,241 photos, 201 members
- Third Dimension 145 photos, 198 members
- Cha Chan Teng 茶餐廳 177 photos, 43 members
- Asia Street Photography (ASP) 314 photos, 346 members
- The Crème de la crème 21 photos, 4 members
- Street Photography Monochrome 12,953 photos, 3,435 members
- Invisible Ph t grapher Asia (IPA) Flickr Community 8,112 photos, 953 members
- biAnco e neRo - Art and Shadows 2,197 photos, 370 members
- RFTH (Rangefinder Thailand) 172 photos, 47 members
- BSP (Best Street Photography) 4,511 photos, 212 members
- CIRCHOLE - Photography. Not for all. 0 photos, 2 members
- STREET HEAVEN 45 photos, 9 members
- Still**Life - Street Photography 30,193 photos, 813 members
- The Free Photographers (P2 C2) 89,838 photos, 2,930 members
- ScattoMatto 5,332 photos, 480 members
- *F/ILM - Visual Narratives (E-zine Submissions) 229 photos, 365 members
- WACC Photographic Competition 2011 283 photos, 245 members
- The Places We Live - Artistic Photography of the Streets 496 photos, 97 members
- CHARITY PRINT AUCTIONS - PHILIPPINES 0 photos, 1,416 members
- Zines & Books by Richard Payne - fotorich.com 1 photo, 139 members
- Vertically speaking (35mm black and white only) 118 photos, 15 members
- Artists, openings, galleries and "gallerists" Japan 97 photos, 8 members
- NPR Picture Show 128,774 photos, 5,867 members
- Sentimientos y emociones. 874 photos, 144 members
- A Time to Every Purpose Under Heaven 3,965 photos, 546 members
- TOKYO-GA ┃ 東 京 画 43,171 photos, 1,337 members
- Prima Luce 346 photos, 84 members
- The resurrection of Film:film is back 17,548 photos, 677 members
- MGDR Photography Stream 679 photos, 50 members
- Rojo & Garabato Magazine -submissions- 1,401 photos, 237 members
- Perception of the Magic Reality 1,864 photos, 1,272 members
- The Editions FP&CF present: TELL MUM EVERYTHING IS OK #2 8 photos, 511 members
- The Inspiring Street 1,873 photos, 69 members
- Masters of the 21st Century 86 photos, 190 members
- Strolling the night with Leica 4,155 photos, 272 members
- My best black and white 19,582 photos, 801 members
- Dusk 'til Dawn on film ... 3,591 photos, 228 members
- Streephers 5,183 photos, 534 members
- 'SHADOW WORLD' 1,148 photos, 59 members
- Minchia che foto! 73,117 photos, 3,602 members
- Wet Print Portraits (NO neg scans) 1,205 photos, 257 members
- Ingmar Bergman's 63rd Film 9,917 photos, 862 members
- Foto Club Aversa 3,471 photos, 346 members
- STREET TIME 667 photos, 76 members
- WWW.XLNCZ.COM 20 photos, 36 members
"Only one thing: My favorite contemporary photographer on Flickr and IN JAPAN, period.:)"
5th November, 2013
Aries Rachmandy says:
"Love your photographs !!"
3rd August, 2012
"Enhorabuena, you has been blogged here:
10th June, 2012
ююю ююю says:
2nd May, 2012
""...you will see a myriad of thought-provoking cinematic stills and interesting personas that had caught the attention of the shooter’s inquisitive eyes."
10 questions with Junku
Thank you Junku. you are a legend and a "true" street photographer."
4th April, 2012
Be gemot says:
"surely one of the best street photographers I know
(and by far)
I really appreciate his work in its being an objective reportage of true life and intimate (cozy I would say) at the same time"
27th March, 2012
"Soul Mate, Man with Soul
More than a great photographer he is a humanist.
Took him in the ghetto, he will show you the light, and the beauty of the place.
Forever Junku !!!!"
28th February, 2012
nicholas dominic talvola says:
"You could show me 300 photographers photos, i could tell you who is junku. original, inspiring and a real sound cat. Marking his spot in the book of history."
6th February, 2012
"Beautiful person. Love. X"
16th July, 2011
Eclectic Market says:
"The only stream here in flickr I took my time to look through photo by photo. I think this is enough saying about Junku! :)"
19th April, 2011
"Very inspiring and often surprising. I love the approach and human expressions taken onto film.Your work makes me want to quit my day job and stroll the streets with my camera at night. Shoot at night, sleep at day.. a vampires life ;-)"
12th April, 2011
"Absolute stunning work.
Junku also reminds me of Daido Moriyama. High contrasty and intimate approach to his subjects. Its always exhilarating to go through Junku's photostream."
10th October, 2010
hand down, man down says:
"when i'm bored and dont know what to do on the internet i always wind up on junku's stream. Distinctive style, class and generosity. favorite"
25th September, 2010
"Congratulations. Nice work, look fantastic ..."
10th September, 2010
Dion Setyotomo says:
"Junku-san works like addiction, cannot wait see where he is to show next.. such an inspirational person and vision. I can feel he is a kind and warm person behind those lenses, hope to see get to know you one day."
29th June, 2010
"i just started photography with my new nikon d5000. his photos have inspired me to keep taking pics, even if i suck now :)"
10th June, 2010
"Junku's images are surreal and strong; They brings out the life in society with such impact that one could never forget.. A different yet unique portrayal of the street and it's contents... Truly a genius!"
25th April, 2010
HAVE A SPECIAL EYE. IS A POINT OF REFERENCE .
PRODUCE A SMILE ON MY SOUL PHOTO.
20th March, 2010
"I admire his photographs for their timeless quality and their humanity. It's a great gift to have the skill to capture these things and a great gift to the Flickr community to share them. Thanks."
31st October, 2009
Emre Ucar says:
"His vision is so inspiring. I love his photos."
16th October, 2009
18th September, 2009
Candice Nguyen says:
"I've started to add some of your pics as fav' but there's too many actually... thanks for bringing dream into reality, light into dark atmosphere, shadows into human complexity... some pieces of life, some pieces of us, thanks.."
15th September, 2009
"A camera, a lens, some film, a very good eye and a vision .... my respect for junku-newcleus work."
14th September, 2009
Jiang D 蔣世基 says:
"He's my inspiration for BW street .. along with moriyama"
12th May, 2009
fail tem reven says:
"Japan has a great legacy of so called reportage photography with the highlights of Tomatsu Shomei, Moriyama Daido and Hosoe Eikoh, and Junku Nishimura is one of the best followers of the genre with his own fresh expression. Each photo is precious. Спасибо, Дзунку!"
2nd May, 2009
"simply my favorite photographer"
28th April, 2009
tung tang says:
"enjoy junku san's photostream in full screen slideshow mode on flickr, you'll experience the best trip, ever!"
24th April, 2009
"hard edged cinematic cool. gritty and real."
16th March, 2009
"Junku Nishimura... Even the name inspires me! This man simply has to go down as an all time great photographer! When I first came across his stream I was simply astounded, as everyone else is ;)
I now just have to keep coming back for a refill of courage and inspiration. It must be an amazing and wonderful experience, and a great honour for anyone, to witness his genius from up close."
5th December, 2008
Citizen L says:
"Junku is a great artist, with a vision, and a personal aesthetics; truly my favourite here on Flickr."
18th October, 2008
"I am a his monochrome addict.
His works are full of human touch, but they are not always just beautiful
, yet the people in his photographs look animated and are humane."
28th November, 2008
"I love your pictures, they are exactly the kind Of pictures I would love to take...You are absolutely the best flickr Photographer for me, every time a see a new picture of you it makes my day. Thanks for sharing your precious captures.
18th September, 2008
"Non lo conosco personalmente.. ma posso dire di avere di fronte immagini che rappresentano un mio lato, nascosto... che vorrebbe uscire. E' noir come vorrei essere io... la persona...le sue foto.
Senza esagerare le sue sono le più belle foto in bianco e nero su flickr.
Un vero Artista......un grande Maestro."
26th July, 2008
Chia Tea says:
"i really enjoy to view mr. junku 's photographs. like he said, in his picture, he surely catch the soul and the beat. all his photos really represent the japanese soul. its very old school, its very juicy. but at same time, he add his funky beat into the picture. his photo also looks very modern, especially the highly contrast and texturing. i have no idea on his gear leica, but im sure he choose the right gear for his need. hope you all enjoy as much as i do."
18th May, 2008
"Respect and a lot of recognition goes to his photos.
If photos where a vehicle, his would be a light-year traveling one.
I see his photos and I want to be there.
Thanks for sharing."
27th March, 2008
"junku's photographs are just amazing, with the use of black and white he manages to capture every scene with serene beauty and essence, every shot a pure shot,
great work junku san
keep it up!!"
24th March, 2008
"I love Junku's pictures.His photography to me is like dark urban poetry.They show times, people and places i know i may never see.All those moments captured like dreams and memories."
12th February, 2008
7th February, 2008
"An amazing artist, his work speaks for itself. In this world overwhelmed by easily-likable digital art I love the texture of his pictures, it's refreshing, classic and new at the same time."
15th December, 2007
"JUNKU, what can we say but simply be shaken by a shock of recognition of burning talent which strikes rarely in a world of
tired images and everydaygroupthink"
9th October, 2007
Jill. Coleman says:
"Junku Nishimura is an inspiration to me. My respect for your work."
5th October, 2007
"One of the preeminent street photographers alive today; Junku Nishimura understands light. and form. and grace. He goes out into the night, bows to intuition, and delivers--consistently. Junku has a legitimate, unique style, which every photographer aspires to develop. He will be in galleries for many years to come."
28th September, 2007
marco pedrana says:
"everybody has writers who he would like to know and befriend after reading their works: junku is one of these for me.
he may not write books, but his shots are the kind of narrative i treasure the most.
because it's humanistic in the best sense, close to men and women and how they work inside and how they feel.
it's intimate without being intrusive, it cherishes humanity and it's like it smiles back at its characters, partaking their little or big sufferances and making them feel maybe better for that.
it's friendly but so calmly balanced that it hids its craftmanship, letting its characters and story shine, for the brief time of a single picture, out of the darkness in which everybody is bound to fade in.
but for that brief instant, they brightly shine.
yeah, i would so much tag along some of junku' stories."
5th July, 2007
(Eric Rose) says:
"To me life is all about simple pleasures. Music, friends, warm afternoons, laughs, waffles, new photos from Junku."
21st June, 2007
Olive Bordello says:
"earthquake by junku.
da best earthquake ever!"
15th June, 2007
"I love old Japanese movies Kurosava style...these photos are just like old movies but all about modern life of Japan.There's something in all of them,somekind of spirit,scent,mood.
11th May, 2007
"everytime i come visit his stream i'm amazed. excellent work, one of my favorites on flickr."
10th May, 2007
Adam Schuetze says:
"Junku has been one of my contacts for a while now, and I've recently gone through his stream from start to finish, and I feel compelled to write a testimonial. You sir, do wondrous things, especially the night street photography. Brilliant, funny, and a great eye for observation."
24th April, 2007
"If there's such a thing as photgraphy kabuki, Junku's work best exemplifies it :-)"
21st April, 2007
japanese forms says:
"Junku-newcleus sure has an eye for great photographs. A genuine talent whose b&w photography can only be described as being quite stunning. Captures not only the moment but also a whole spectrum of emotions. Sublime."
17th April, 2007
"Junku-newcleus pictures breath such emotion and atmosphere. Beautifully captured in each of them. The contrast makes the pictures strong. This is one of my favourite techniques. He is one of my inspirations to develope my own style."
25th February, 2007
"This is photography at its best. Junku can actually motivate you to go out there and try to make good images. His compositions are out of this world and the moods,contrasts and styles are on the money. You have your own voice man!! All I can say is thank you for sharing this with us it's "real" I guess by now you guys figured that I really, really like his work. Cheers man and keep doin' what you doin' cause it's workin'"
13th October, 2006
Just impossible to resist to the strength of his b/w poetic vision. Though it's not romantic poetry. His shots open slowly a little door that lead directly to the core of the visual event. We can see the rough beauty of a smiling yet desperate lady and the thin fingers of a sleeping drunken man. We can enter the darkness of an unknown japanese night just to meet the expressive eyes of a singing woman.
Through Junku's lense reality is enfolding like a fiction-film full of rich shadows, enigmatic dialogues and hard lights.
I love the density of this reality. Junku's visual sincerity is a precious gift to us.
He's one of the best photographers I know."
27th September, 2006
(Fight this Generation) says:
"why write a testimonial for junku,because you see japan night life,you can feel something that you can't see and this is wonderful this is magic"
20th August, 2006
"Robert Frank has a secret son, and his name is junku-newcleus"
8th August, 2006
Nicola Okin Frioli says:
"What about Junku? i think he was born with the "photographer's eye".. His shot remind me to a new conception of "classic photographer".. Go ahead Junku!! I respect U"
5th August, 2006
jon madison says:
"OLD SCHOOL DJ *and* classic photographer
a man after my own heart.
i'm blessed knowing of you!"
13th July, 2006
"I think this is what we would see if James Brown carried a Leica."
31st May, 2006
"Junku is a tenacious photographer with a passion for catching the difficult and beautiful photos so many people can't catch. As he himself might say: Junku finds it, Junku closes in, and Junku shoots. His Leica makes him who he is, I feel; and I have a huge amount of respect and understanding for that connection of camera and photographer. Most importantly, his photos inspire me to take more photos.
If photography was a battle, I'd want to be fighting on his side. Keep going, Junku."
9th May, 2006
Laurence Guenoun says:
"Your pictures have an incredible soul and texture. They look like taken from movies, movies you had directed. Your B&W treatment is a must. Just don't stop shooting, and get a good publisher ! I wish to see you on the walls of gallery soon. A fan, Lulu"
27th April, 2006
"junku-newcleus is one of my favorite "human emotion" witness, all his shots express so much power and drama. His vision and angle are sharp and genious. His work can talk much more than words, and every one of his pictures takes you to the moment and fills you with a variety of emotions."
20th April, 2006
- JUNKU NISHIMURA
- November 2005
- deep in moutain
- Live in Far East from Westerner
- I am:
- junkuphotography [at] gmail.com