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
burn my eye
invisible photographer asia
gallery(limited edition print)
IPA Gallery Singapore
Unlimited Grain Gallery Holland
in)(between. Gallery France
i used to be Dj
mixmaster junku on wheels of steal
and everyday life
- Awful Nice Street Photography 410 photos, 697 members
- "À la sauvette" (street candid photography in motion) 8,283 photos, 2,828 members
- Huffington Post Photo 20,242 photos, 291 members
- Hands 161 photos, 397 members
- Burn My Eye Photography Contest "ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD 150 photos, 460 members
- No made 350 photos, 103 members
- Vertical Framing Street Photography 435 photos, 308 members
- "LOOKING AROUND IN B&W" 16,923 photos, 285 members
- Third Dimension 201 photos, 330 members
- Cha Chan Teng 茶餐廳 501 photos, 49 members
- Asia Street Photography (ASP) 299 photos, 922 members
- The Crème de la crème 18 photos, 3 members
- Street Photography Monochrome 11,669 photos, 6,384 members
- Invisible Ph t grapher Asia (IPA) Flickr Community 26,053 photos, 1,651 members
- biAnco e neRo - Art and Shadows 1,954 photos, 533 members
- RFTH (Rangefinder Thailand) 196 photos, 47 members
- BSP (Best Street Photography) 9,082 photos, 330 members
- CIRCHOLE - Photography. Not for all. 0 photos, 2 members
- STREET HEAVEN 55 photos, 8 members
- Still**Life - Street Photography 131,311 photos, 2,795 members
- The Free Photographers (P2 C2) 134,662 photos, 3,189 members
- ScattoMatto 7,579 photos, 466 members
- *F/ILM - Visual Narratives (E-zine Submissions) 193 photos, 435 members
- WACC Photographic Competition 2011 278 photos, 243 members
- The Places We Live - Artistic Photography of the Streets 494 photos, 145 members
- CHARITY PRINT AUCTIONS - PHILIPPINES 0 photos, 1,343 members
- Zines & Books by Richard Payne - fotorich.com 1 photo, 130 members
- Vertically speaking (35mm black and white only) 112 photos, 17 members
- Artists, openings, galleries and "gallerists" Japan 106 photos, 8 members
- NPR Look At This 160,429 photos, 6,326 members
- Sentimientos y emociones. 961 photos, 141 members
- A Time to Every Purpose Under Heaven 3,618 photos, 591 members
- TOKYO-GA ┃ 東 京 画 65,839 photos, 2,110 members
- Prima Luce 305 photos, 84 members
- the resurrection of film: film is back 67,625 photos, 2,087 members
- MGDR Photography Stream 806 photos, 50 members
- Rojo & Garabato Magazine -submissions- 2,812 photos, 272 members
- Perception of the Magic Reality 1,763 photos, 1,294 members
- The Editions FP&CF present: TELL MUM EVERYTHING IS OK #2 8 photos, 481 members
- The Inspiring Street 1,971 photos, 68 members
- Masters of the 21st Century 84 photos, 192 members
- Strolling the night with Leica 6,015 photos, 382 members
- My best black and white (closed!) 31,995 photos, 1,330 members
- Dusk 'til Dawn on film ... 4,195 photos, 280 members
- Streephers 4,749 photos, 521 members
- 'SHADOW WORLD' 2,331 photos, 81 members
- Minchia che foto! 94,164 photos, 3,644 members
- Wet Print Portraits (NO neg scans) 1,350 photos, 279 members
- Ingmar Bergman's 63rd Film 8,853 photos, 837 members
- Foto Club Aversa 3,315 photos, 333 members
Roland Dahwen Wu says:
"Junku is one of my photographer idols, I always feel hopeful about the medium when I look at his work. I really hope to meet him one day.
March 10th, 2015
"The first time I saw a photo of Junku Nishimura, I took a huge slap!
A true and very strong emotion.
A unique and creative photographic eye, poetic, inspired, timelessly ...
a "Master" essential and incontestable contemporary photography in my eyes.
Thank you, thank you very much Mr. Nishimura Junku."
May 18th, 2014
"Only one thing: My favorite contemporary photographer on Flickr and IN JAPAN, period.:)"
November 5th, 2013
Aries Rachmandy says:
"Love your photographs !!"
August 3rd, 2012
"Enhorabuena, you has been blogged here:
June 10th, 2012
ююю ююю says:
May 2nd, 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."
April 4th, 2012
Jean Banja 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"
March 27th, 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 !!!!"
February 28th, 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."
February 6th, 2012
"Beautiful person. Love. X"
July 16th, 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! :)"
April 19th, 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 ;-)"
April 12th, 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."
October 10th, 2010
"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"
September 25th, 2010
"Congratulations. Nice work, look fantastic ..."
September 10th, 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."
June 29th, 2010
"i just started photography with my new nikon d5000. his photos have inspired me to keep taking pics, even if i suck now :)"
June 10th, 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!"
April 25th, 2010
HAVE A SPECIAL EYE. IS A POINT OF REFERENCE .
PRODUCE A SMILE ON MY SOUL PHOTO.
March 20th, 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."
October 31st, 2009
Emre Ucar says:
"His vision is so inspiring. I love his photos."
October 16th, 2009
September 18th, 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.."
September 15th, 2009
"A camera, a lens, some film, a very good eye and a vision .... my respect for junku-newcleus work."
September 14th, 2009
Jiang D 蔣世基 says:
"He's my inspiration for BW street .. along with moriyama"
May 12th, 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!"
May 2nd, 2009
"simply my favorite photographer"
April 28th, 2009
tung tang says:
"enjoy junku san's photostream in full screen slideshow mode on flickr, you'll experience the best trip, ever!"
April 24th, 2009
"hard edged cinematic cool. gritty and real."
March 16th, 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."
December 5th, 2008
Citizen M says:
"Junku is a great artist, with a vision, and a personal aesthetics; truly my favourite here on Flickr."
October 18th, 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."
November 28th, 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.
September 18th, 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."
July 26th, 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."
May 18th, 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."
March 27th, 2008
[ Noktor-Matic ] says:
"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!!"
March 24th, 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."
February 12th, 2008
February 7th, 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."
December 15th, 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"
October 9th, 2007
Jill. Coleman says:
"Junku Nishimura is an inspiration to me. My respect for your work."
October 5th, 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."
September 28th, 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."
July 5th, 2007
(Eric Rose) says:
"To me life is all about simple pleasures. Music, friends, warm afternoons, laughs, waffles, new photos from Junku."
June 21st, 2007
Olive Bordello says:
"earthquake by junku.
da best earthquake ever!"
June 15th, 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.
May 11th, 2007
"everytime i come visit his stream i'm amazed. excellent work, one of my favorites on flickr."
May 10th, 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."
April 24th, 2007
"If there's such a thing as photgraphy kabuki, Junku's work best exemplifies it :-)"
April 21st, 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."
April 17th, 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."
February 25th, 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'"
October 13th, 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."
September 27th, 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"
August 20th, 2006
"Robert Frank has a secret son, and his name is junku-newcleus"
August 8th, 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"
August 5th, 2006
jon madison says:
"OLD SCHOOL DJ *and* classic photographer
a man after my own heart.
i'm blessed knowing of you!"
July 13th, 2006
"I think this is what we would see if James Brown carried a Leica."
May 31st, 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."
May 9th, 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"
April 27th, 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."
April 20th, 2006
- JUNKU NISHIMURA
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