Yugo Ito is a Japanese photographer based in London as studying photography at a postgraduate course of the University of the Arts London.
He is trying to establish a connection with capturing the physical world in the belief that what we see is a result of the elementary particles of light once touch an object being perceived by the eye. This means that the elementary particles of light once touched the thing that you wish to preserve. These particles of light are then able to pass through a lens and be captured on a sheet of film. He has called this process “Physical Linkage”. Through his works, he wishes that “Physical Linkage” becomes one of your reasons to choose a film camera instead of a digital camera.
His unique theory is based on the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. Unfortunately, there were many victims of the massive earthquake who lost their photographs taken over the previous ten years because they were only kept digitally. Although most of the photographs in their digital devices disappeared, many physical photographs such as prints were saved. since he heard of this story, he has aimed at enlightening people about how much important to keep photographs physically. Especially as a son of the fourth generation of his family-business photo studio, he would take over the studio one day and hopes for customers to have printed photographs as many as possible.
Although he mainly uses film cameras and analog techniques such as Wet-Plate collodion photography for his works, he also uses a digital camera for his clients.
-2015 Thirty for Thirty, One of Thirty Emerging Artists in The United Kingdom
-2014 The 62nd Nikkor (Nikon) Photo Contest, 5th Prize in U-31 Division
-2013 The 11th Japan Photography Association, Award of Excellence
-2013 The 17th Japan General Photographic Exhibition, Two Awards of Excellence
-2013 The Embassy of The Republic Of Korea in Japan, The 1st Photo Contest, Selected
-2013 Hasselblad & The Embassy of Sweden in Japan, Innovation Photo Contest, Finalist
-2012 The 64th Chunichi Photo Contest, Selected
-2015 Thirty for Thirty Art Book
-2015 LCC Postgraduate Shows // Spotlight on (URL)
-2015 in Monthly Magazine of Chunichi Newspaper Photography Association
-2015 PG Show, LCC, University of the Arts London
-2015 Camera Work, the Leyden Galley, London
-2015 PGDip Photography Portfolio Development, LCC, University of the Arts London
-2014 BA in Management, Faculty of Economic, Sophia University, Tokyo
-2011 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Kingston College, London