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.

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.

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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