It’s been nearly a year since prolific photographer Hiroshi Nomura suddenly passed away at the age of 52. To commemorate his life and work, a memorial exhibition and photo-book ‘THE PORTRAITS‘ spanning his entire career will be released in his honor.
Active in various fields of visual expressions, his work has been featured professionally over 600 times, from the covers of CD jackets, to magazine covers, to movie posters for the biggest successes in the Japanese entertainment industry. The photo-book ‘THE PORTRAITS,’ which is going to be released on September 16th, features 72 faces of musicians and actors such as Perfume, Superfly, Reina Triendl and Chara.
Check out the 72 actors, singers, idols, and bands that made the cut below!
aiko / Saki Aibu / Ayaka / Yusuke Iseya / Hisayo Inamori / AA= / Tamio Okuda / Gachapin Mukku / Kana / Kaela Kimura / 9mm Parabellum Bullet / Mayuu Kusakari / Yoko Kumada / Chiaki Kuriyama / KREVA / Kj / Manami Konishi / Ryoko Kobayashi / Maaya Sakamoto / the telephones / the HIATUS / The Birthday / JAPAN-Kuruu-SPECIAL / Jooubachi / Yumi Sugimoto / Hirono Suzuki / Superfly / SEKAI NO OWARI / Serina / Chatmonchy / Chara / 244 ENDLI-x / DIR EN GREY / Erika Toda / Tortoise Matsumoto / Dragon Ash / DREAMS COME TRUE / Reina Triendl / Shoko Nakagawa / Masami Nagasawa / NICO Touches the Walls / negoto / Hanae / Bahashishi / Perfume / Akari Hayami / Ai Haruna / BUMP OF CHICKEN / HYSTERIC MINI / Toru Hidaka / Ryoko Hirosue / PES / HOME MADE Kazoku / Yoko Maki / MAN WITH A MISSION / Aoi Miyazaki / MEGUMI / Ichiro Yamaguchi / YU-A / YUI / Yuki Maomi / Yoshi Kazuya / Yuriko Yoshitaka / LAMA / RIP SLYME / Remioromen / ほか総勢72組
The retrospective exhibition will be held in Tokyo from September 3rd to the 16th and in Osaka from September 20th to October 13th.