Eyes of Nikon

D800 | AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED | ISO 400 | 1/160 | f/7.1


Yuhki Touyama頭山 ゆう紀

Yuhki Touyama was born in 1983 in Chiba. She began her career after graduating from the photography department at Tokyo Visual Arts. Despite all the brilliant developments in digital technology recently, Touyama has made a name for herself as a young photographer who prefers working with film and analog cameras. She continues to present images that capture fragments of scenes or daily life and depict a unique vision of light, shadow, and a storytelling presence. http://yuhkitouyama.com

Photographer's Eye

I've never used a zoom lens before, so I had no concept of enlarging distant objects and had difficulty working with the visual aspects of the 24-70mm f/2.8G. At first I kept getting results that were fast despite being in a dark room, but once I got used to it I found the 24mm f/1.4G to be one that produces really beautiful photos by clearly depicting colors and the strength of light. I normally work with film in compact cameras, so I was pretty lost by all the things like being able to switch lenses with a digital camera or using a computer to process images instead of going into a dark room which was so different from my normal routine. It made me realize how much I like developing and printing film from a camera where I can't tell what I shot and whether it shot correctly in a dark room.

Work of Yuhki Touyama