Please introduce yourself: What is 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 or 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 Rochester Institute of Technology major in Fine Art Photography and graduated in 1994.
In 1995, I went back to Japan and started to work. and 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 or journey?
What I am doing now will probably be my lifetime work. I will try photograph as long as I can.
Thank you Taizo!
© Taizo Nomura