NIKI Takehiko photographer
My name is Niki and I am a photographer .
I left my home town Obihiro -where my parents are still living- in Hokkaido island in Japan when I was only 15 years old for attending a boarding school. I was too smart to go to school of my town, so i decided to leave my very relaxed hometown. Obviouslly my hometown's main industry is agriculture.
Atthe La Salle High in Hakodate city, the academic competition was hard and bitter. I couldn't be the smartest student like junior high days. That's why I started to write poems. I thought that you don't need the high score to be a poet... But I learned many things from these days,,,first of all, what "liberty" is. By the way, La Salle academy is french origin, and catholic society.
When I was a journalism student at the Sophia University in Tokyo, I started to do photography seriously. I found out that I prefered to do visual things than writing. Even more that's when I realized that I was insane enough to be an artist.
After I finished the college and got Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, I flew to New York City. I went three schools of photography, F.I.T., S.V.A., and I.C.P.. At the same time I started to work as a professional photographer. I stayed this crazy energetic city for almost 6 years.
I traveled more than 30 countries. And then Year 2000, I decided to move to Italy where I've felt nostalgia somehow. I am so happy to live in MILANO at this moment. I think there is something similar between my island Hokkaido in Japan where i am originally from and country side of Milano.
I've worked for.....
New York Post,Irish Echo
Still Photo for Movie
Home Sweet Hoboken(u.s.a.)
1997 Happy Holiday Exhibition (New York , Times Square)
2002 Milano-under the moon (Milano, Mama Cafe)
2002 Milano-lights in winter (Milano, Angelo Fusco)
The Sophia Moderndancers
I am specialized in
Portrait, Fashion, Documentary, Theater, Dance, Landscape and any kind of editorial work.
I speak English, Japanese and ITALIAN.