Akira Tomiguchi
In conversation with

Akira Tomiguchi

Saitama, Japan

Hi Akira, please introduce yourself.

My name is Akira Tomiguchi. I’m 25 years old, and I’m taking pictures as a hobby while working in Tokyo. I started using a camera four years ago, when I took a picture on film and developed it, I was very impressed, so I continue to take pictures on my own.

What does analog photography mean to you? What excites / fascinates you about it?

It takes time and effort, but attachment springs up. I like film photography because it contains beautiful color and atmosphere.

In your opinion, what are the advantages and disadvantages of analogue photography?

The advantage of analog photography is that there are colors that can only be expressed on film. The disadvantage of analog photography is that it is not suitable for shooting in dark places and for momentary photography.

Do you concentrate on a certain topic in your work? ​

I don’t dare to choose a specific subject to shoot, but I do take a lot of pictures of nature, landscapes, architecture, and animals.

Are there (analogue) photographers who have influenced your aesthetic and approach?

I am not influenced by photographers.

Do you have certain cameras and films that you prefer to work with?

My favourite is the Nikon New FM2; however, I would like to use the PENTAX 67.

Speaking of films: What does your workflow look like? ​

I go out with my camera without deciding what to shoot. After shooting, it is developed and scanned. I don’t do any particular retouching.

What advice would you have for other photographers who are reading this interview?

I’m not in a position to give advice, but I recommend that you actively shoot what you think is good.

If you publish your work on Instagram: curse or blessing?

I believe that there are many blessings.

Which 3 photo books can you recommend / should you definitely own?

There are no recommended photo books.

Thank you so much for your time!



Plaubel Makina 67, Nikon New FM2, Olympus PEN EES-2


FUJI Color 100

Farbe & s/w


Selected works

© Akira Tomiguchi
© Akira Tomiguchi
© Akira Tomiguchi
© Akira Tomiguchi
© Akira Tomiguchi