Tomio Seike's, Nude series, is ethereal, almost haunting a quality that prevails throughout his work. Seike, is a master at capturing the quiet moments in life that silently pass, the ordinary moments that so often go unnoticed. Not only here but throughout his wider body of work, Seike often focuses on one aspect of something altogether greater; in his Nude's series, he captures an individual part of the body that might otherwise be overlooked. "I was never interested in taking pictures of models or well-known individuals, I prefer ordinary people in ordinary situations, as you see every day and every moment - nothing special." Towards the end of the eighties when Seike completed his first series of nudes, he decided to extend the series - shooting in Paris and the UK - and experimenting predominantly with abstraction and size.
Nude #14, 1995
Until recently, Japanese photographer Tomio Seike primarily produced black-and-white photographs of sensuous nudes and waterscapes characterized by rich tonalities and plays of light. In recent years, however, he has begun shooting in color and with a digital camera, capturing subjects such as the beach in Brighton, U.K., in images that resemble watercolors. Shot from a window, these photographs depict tiny human figures walking along the beach silhouetted against an expansive sea, with the sky obscured so that the sea becomes the horizon line