Isao Naruse, CV

As some say “Photography is Language”, since I started taking fine art photographs, what I’ve been trying is to reveal and translate my inside feelings to the outer world through the photographs. That is what my photography is.

Long before I started photography, I wanted to be a musician. So my photograph also express music element as same as language. Edward Weston once said “If I could feel Bach when I took a photo, the photo is already completed as an art”.

J.S.Bach is the most influence for my art works as well. All the time, I face to the fine art photographs as I listing to and feeling the sound of Bach. Bach influenced against my Poetry as well.

I take photographs and write poetries, but what I’m trying to achieve is to bring them up to the high place of the music as a musician.

It will be the most honor if you could feel some like music through my creations.

Best regards,
Isao Naruse


  • Apr 2005 “trans”, Gallery DAZZLE, Aoyama, Tokyo
  • Sep 2005 “sumposion”, Gallery DAZZLE, Aoyama, Tokyo
  • Mar 2006 “sumposion”, La Machon, Paris
  • Aug 2007 “Yousei-tachi-no-torimichi”, Book Launch Exhibition, NADIF Modern, Shibuya, Tokyo
  • Aug 2007 “Yousei-tachi-no-torimichi”, Book Launch Exhibition, Paleana, Kagurazaka, Tokyo
  • Oct 2007 “Yousei-tachi-no-torimichi”, Book Launch Exhibition, Arujimauke, Bashamichi, Yokohama
  • Nov 2007 “sumposion”, Launch Pad Café, Motomachi, Yokohama
  • Dec 2007 “sumposion”, Arujimauke, Bashamichi, Yokohama
  • Mar 2008 “trans”, Grail, Nishiazabu, Tokyo
  • Mar 2008 “sumposion”, Mayanchi, Kamata, Tokyo
  • Dec 2008 “floating time”, Arujimauke, Bashamichi, Yokohama
  • Mar 2009 “floating time”, Launch Pad Café, Motomachi, Yokohama

[Group Exhibition]

  • Jul 2009 “Launch Pad Café 3rd year Celebration”, Motomachi, Yokohama
  • Apr 2014 “Mt. Rokko International Photo Festival Official Event: Portfolio Exhibition”, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Chiyoda, Tokyo


  • 2001 Poetry book “Roadside of Memory”, Chuseki-sha
  • 2007 Photo-Poetry book “Yousei-tachi-no-torimichi”, Leyline


  • 1997 Best Photographer of the Year、Midwestern State University、
  • 1997 2nd Prize of the Sport Photo、TIPA (Texas Intercollege Press Association)、Texas、USA


  • 2013 “Mt. Rokko International Photo Festival” Participating Artist