Onishi Gallery is proud to present a two-person show of Max Fujishima, and Nobuko Terada. Creating a dreamlike world in this exhibition, Fujishima showcases miniature dolls of only a few inches in height, captured in an urban environment.
Fujishima photographs these subjects using only natural light. He does not believe in manipulating his photographs. Through the lens, he imparts the drama of any moment and the inevitable flow of time. Intrigued by modern women, Terada presents intimate portraits of them in a minimalistic manner drawing the viewers’ attention to not only Terada’s ability to capture the essence of her subjects but to create such a connection with her audience.
Max Fujishima was born in 1947 in Mie Prefecture, Japan. He majored in visual design in the Department of Fine Arts and Crafts at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. While working as the creative director of an advertising agency, he pursued photography on the side before devoting himself to it full time in 2003. In 2007, he organized a two-person exhibition as a culmination of his “Wish You Were Here” series at the Nippon Gallery, New York City.
Nobuko Terada was born in 1946 in Tokyo, Japan. She majored in visual design in the Department of Fine Arts and Crafts at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. After flourishing as a commercial artist in the interior and design fields, she devoted herself to painting full time in 1993. She published a collection of her works, “PORTRAIT: Someone Who’s On My Mind,” in 1997. Recently, she has tackled the production of three-dimensional dolls, extending her artistic world in new directions.