Taizo Nomura • Singapore

Please introduce yourself: What’s your name, where are you from, what do you do?

My name is Taizo Nomura, born in 1968 and raised in Japan. I am an ordinary Japanese man who has been working in Singapore for two years, doing sales man seriously. So I always have my compact camera in my business bag and shoot whenever beauty strikes me.

What is your relationship with photography? How did you get into it & and what keeps you interested/ motivated?

After high school graduation in Japan, I went to US to study English and find what I want to do. Being in a new place gave me a new view to my eyes and it lead me to the filed of photography. I first studied it in Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Nebraska. Then I transferred to the Rochester Institute of Technology major in Fine Art Photography and graduated in 1994.

In 1995, I went back to Japan and started to work, photography gradually faded out of me. In 2015, I had an opportunity to work in Singapore. I left my family and moved to Singapore. Being in a new place gave me a new view to my eyes again and made me buy my first digital camera in Dec 2016. Ordinary places/things are beautiful. Even though boring places and things you see everyday, there is a day or time it makes them extraordinary. Believe or not, my heartbeat gets faster through the lens.

Is it just a magic of light or something in our mind?

What are you currently working on, and – if there is – what is your next project/ journey?

What I am doing now will probably be my lifetime work. I will try photograph as long as I can. By the way, how can I get more followers in Instagram? Ha ha ha…

Thank you very much Taizo!

Follow him on Instagram → @tomnowaits 📱

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