Thursday, February 15, 2018
An octopus riding on Salpa, Shot for the first time in 34 years
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (Japanese Edition) September, 2017
The pictures talk / Ryo Minemizu
The sea for supporting growth small life - plankton / 12 pages
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Photo Stories - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (Japanese Edition)
Monday, August 21, 2017
Start on sales of original prints
Monday, July 14, 2017
Photogravure was posted in a German magazine Die Woche
Sunday, July 2, 2017
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Solo exhibition in New York ended
The solo exhibition in New York ended successfully.
Thank you for coming, everyone.
And thank you very much for everyone who supported us, everyone who purchased pictures.
I swear come back to New York !
See you next time.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
National Geographic Society France
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Ryo's work was introduced to the global media
National Geographic Society - June, 21, 2017
Photo District News - June, 20, 2017
NBC NEWS - June, 10, 2017
ABC NEWS - June, 9, 2017
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
The solo exhibition of Ryo MINEMIZU will hold from 21th to 24th June at “Foto Care Gallery” in NY.
”The Secret World of Plankton"
The greatness of life plankton tell us -- 20 years’ night sea events documented by a Japanese underwater photographer--
Foto Care Gallery presents
The world of fish-larvae and invertebrates larvae living in the ocean. Ryo captured clear figure in the sea of night by shooting like prominent craftsmanship and revealed unknown ecology one after another. Larva's amazing technique and strength that support by function is artistic, and world of powerful life is expanded that beyond our imagination.
Photographs by Ryo MINEMIZU
21(Wed) June: 6:00-9:00PM Gallery Opening w/ Cocktail Reception with the artist:
22(Thu) June: 5:30-7pm: Workshop: Retail Stage (lecture/process by Ryo on his techniques to capture the images), 7-8:30pm: Gallery Viewing
23(Fri). June: Open to the public (8am-8pm)
24(Sat) June: Open to the public (9am-4pm)
Foto Care Gallery
Monday, January 30, 2017
5th NIKKEI National Geographic Photo Award 2016 Grand Prix
I'm awarded Grand Prix of NIKKEI National Geographic Photo Award 2016. I'm very glad that I got the opportunity to look towards the world of small creatures like this in this way. Also, taking pictures at night in the ocean is impossible without the cooperation of the local people, so I would like to say thank you once again. In addition, I would like to thanks again for each of equipment manufacturers who support me.
The world of small creatures that fragilely and vigorously. (5 set photos)
These photos are all taken at night sea of Japan. The 1st photo is larva of a kind of Limidae of clams and shell width is only 5 mm. The adult is live in such as under the rock of sea bottom. The adult is live in such as under the rock of sea bottom, therefore It's almost not to show up. The appears is may be only now. This picture is taken at Okinawa mainland. The 2nd photo is larva of a kind of genus Inimicus and body length is only 10 mm. Especially, I am thinking so that is Inimicus didactylus. Body is still small and a frail plankton but only a face has dignified. When it arrive to sea bottom and to achieved growth change suddenly to strong hunter that watch vigilantly for games. Also this picture is taken at Okinawa mainland. The 3rd photo is juvenile of Trachipterus trachypterus and all length was about 20 cm (body length about 8 cm). In this way, If we want to see perfect body with long extended fins we need it that meet in the state of living at the pelagic. This picture is taken at Ogasawara islands. The Ogasawara Islands are registered as World Natural Heritage and over 30 islands on the Pacific Ocean, about 1,000 km south-southeast of Tokyo. The 4th photo is a taken at Kume-Island, Okinawa. It's a larva of Octopus that floating-stage. All length is about 18 cm. I can't say certain species but I imagine that it's a kind of Macrotritopus. This octopus come quietly when the night deepens. By meeting me, it's trying to make myself body look bigger even a little. The 5th photo. This picture is taken at Ogasawara islands. It's Phronimopsis spinifera a kind of Hyperiidea that is bundling Radiolaria. It's adaptation for floating. Phronimopsis spinifera has increased buoyancy by holding Radiolaria, and it's carried further away. In short, they don't have to swim almost.