Takashi Homma (b.1962) is a Japanese photographer born and based in Tokyo. He studied photography at Nihon University College of Art, and left in 1984 to take a job as an in-house photographer at a Tokyo advertising agency. In 1991 he moved to London for two years to work as a photographer for i-D Magazine.

Homma’s work examines the nuances of Tokyo’s suburban districts, its urban centre, its surrounding landscapes, and its people. Homma's pictures tell a tender and discreet story of Tokyo discourse. He observes and documents sterile contemporary architecture, well-groomed highways, hidden rooftop gardens, desolate chain restaurants, quiet car parks, stray teenagers, children at play, objects in a home, snow-capped mountains and hypnotic seas.

Homma has published several photography books throughout his career. In 1999 he was awarded a Kimura Ihei Commemorative Photography Award for his project, ‘Tokyo Suburbia’ (1998), his formative work now considered a classic. Homma had his first solo museum exhibition, New Documentary, showing at three museums in Japan from 2011-2012.

He is currently a guest professor at the Tokyo Zokei University Graduate School and resides in Tokyo.

BOOKS

1995
Babyland

published by Little More, Tokyo

1996
Sleep

published by Little More, Tokyo

1996
Tokyo Teens

published by Little More, Tokyo

1997
Tokyo Suburbia

published by Korinsha Press, Kyoto

1997
Hyper Ballad: Icelandic Suburban Landscapes

published by Switch Publishig, Tokyo

2001
Tokyo Children

published by Little More, Tokyo

2001
New Tokyo Standard

published by Rockin'On, Tokyo

2004
kiwamete yoi fukei [Extremely Good Landscapes]

published by Little More, Tokyo

2006
Tokyo and My Daughter

published by Nieves, Zurich

2007
New Waves

published by Parco Publishing, Tokyo

2007
Architectural Landscapes

published by Gallery White Room Tokyo, Tokyo

2008
Takashi Homma: Tokyo

published by Aperture Foundation, New York

2009
Tanoshii shashin [Fun Photography]
2009
Trails

published by Match and Company, Tokyo

2009
35 Years Later

published by The Thunderstorm Press, Tokyo

2010
Nursey

published by Nieves, Zurich

2012
mushrooms from the forest

published by blind gallery

2013
New Waves 2000-2013

published by 1223 Gendaikaiga, Tokyo

2014
Tanoshii shashin 3 [Fun Photography]
2014
New Documentary

published by SUPER LABO, Tokyo

2016
The Narcissistic City

published by MACK, UK

2019
TRAILS

published by MACK, UK

2019
Symphony - mushrooms from the forest

published by Case Publishing, Tokyo

2021
Tokyo and My Daughter (The complete edition)

published by Nieves, Zurich

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1995
Babyland

exhibition at Parco Gallery, Tokyo

1995
Tokyo Teens

exhibition at Homma Takashi Photo Office, Tokyo

1996
Sleep

exhibition at Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo

1998
Tokyo Suburbia

exhibition at Parco Gallery, Tokyo

1998
Hyper Ballad: Icelandic Suburban Landscapes

exhibition at Gallery 360°, Tokyo

1999
Takashi Homma

exhibition at Gallery The Deep, Tokyo

1999
Tokyo Suburbia

exhibition at Parco Gallery, Nagoya

1999
Takashi Homma: Suburban Portrait

exhibition at Epson Imaging Gallery EpSite, Tokyo

1999
Takashi Homma: Tokyo Suburbia

exhibition at Minolta Photo Space, Tokyo; Minolta Photo Space in Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Sendai

2000
Aero Photo

exhibition at Gallery 360°, Tokyo

2000
Tokyo Willie's

exhibition at Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo

2000
Homma Camera

exhibition at MU, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

2000
Tokyo Suburbia

exhibition at Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland

2001
Works in Progress

exhibition at Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo

2002
Tokyo Children

exhibition at Gallery 360°, Tokyo

2003
Waves

exhibition at Gallery 360°, Tokyo

2004
Short Hope

exhibition at Gallery 360°, Tokyo

2004
Kiwamete yoi fukei [Extremely Good Landscapes]

exhibition at NADiff, Tokyo

2005
New Waves

exhibition at Gallery 360°, Tokyo

2006
Tokyo and My Daughter

exhibition at Galerie Claudia Delank, Cologne, Germany

2006
Torahiko-Mountains

exhibition at Gallery 360°, Tokyo

2007
Architectural Landscapes

exhibition at Gallery White Room, Tokyo

2007
Tokyo/Reykjavik

exhibition at 101 Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland

2007
New Waves

exhibition at Logos Gallery, Tokyo

2007
New Waves

exhibition at Gallery 360°, Tokyo

2008
I don't Go to Grandes Jorasses

exhibition at limArt, Tokyo

2008
Tokyo

exhibition at Gallery 360°, Tokyo

2009
Trails

exhibition at Gallery 360°, Tokyo

2010
New Waves

exhibition at 1223 Gendaikaiga - Contemporary Painting Museum, Tokyo

2010
Vedove/Windows

exhibition at Antico Castello sul Mare, Rapallo, Italy

2011-2012
New Documentary

exhibition held at three museums in Japan

2012
mushrooms from the forest

exhibition at blind gallery, Tokyo

2013
New Waves

exhibition at Longhouse Projects, New York

2013
Pinhole Revolution / Architecture

exhibition atTARO NASU, Tokyo

2013
Reality

exhibition at Gallery G, Hiroshima

2014
NINE SWIMMING POOLS AND A BROKEN I PHONE

exhibition at Post, Tokyo

2014
TOWARDS THE CITY - camera obscura study

exhibition at TARO NASU, Tokyo

2015
VARIOUS COVERED AUTOMOBILES AND SHOW

exhibition at Post, Tokyo

2015
THIRTYFOUR PARKING LOTS & SCANDINAVIAN MUSHROOM

exhibition at Post, Tokyo

2015
TAKASHI HOMMA

exhibition at CIFAKA, Okayama

2016
VARIOUS SHAPED HOSES AND SNAKE

exhibition at Post, Tokyo

2017
NEW WAVES

exhibition at Post, Tokyo

2018
Fugaku 11/36 -Thirty six views of mount fuji

exhibition at TARO NASU, Tokyo

2021
Eye Camera Window: Takashi Homma on Le Corbusier

exhibition at CCA, Tokyo

2021
New Mushrooms from the forest

exhibition at TARO NASU, Tokyo

2022
Self 07

a project curated by Saint Laurent and Magnum Photos

FILMS

1998
How to Jiu-jitsu

Suburban Landscapes Films, four short films, 10 minutes each. Produced and distributed by Little More, Tokyo.

1998
A New Home Town

Suburban Landscapes Films, four short films, 10 minutes each. Produced and distributed by Little More, Tokyo.

1998
A Wonder Flying Saucer / Fake or Love?

Suburban Landscapes Films, four short films, 10 minutes each. Produced and distributed by Little More, Tokyo.

1999
A Wonder Flying Saucer / Fake or Love? 2

Suburban Landscapes Films, four short films, 10 minutes each. Produced and distributed by Little More, Tokyo.

2004
Kiwamete yoi fukei [Extremely Good Landscapes]

produced by and distributed by Little More, Tokyo; Slow Learner, Tokyo.

2015
Firs,t Jay Comes

released at The Yebisu International Festival.

2019
Ayacucho no Uta to Chichibu no Yama [Ayacucho song and mountains in Chichibu]

released at UPLINK Kichijoji and Shibuya.

2020
Architecture, Time and Kazuyo Sejima

released at Eurospace.

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