Rinko Kawauchi

I believe that Rinko Kawauchi is one of Japan’s more recognized female photographers. Her dreamy square-format images are delightful and uplifting to look at. She manages to capture beauty in the most mundane in life: an egg, a watermelon, an ant. It’s like looking at the world through a child’s eyes, ever so curious. There seems to be an invisible force of tenderness wrapping around her photos.

I found some images from her latest book, Semear, where she captured the life of Japanese-Brazilian immigrants.

© Rinko Kawauchi

© Rinko Kawauchi

© Rinko Kawauchi

[all images © Rinko Kawauchi]

There are some interviews with her over here and here. Images from her book Aila can be found here. Japan-Photo.info also wrote an excellent post on her. More images can be seen here too.

What can I say…she’s really popular!