#18_Eike&Melanie
artist(s):
PHOTOGRAPHER HAL
title:
#18_Eike&Melanie
medium:
chromogenic print
date created:
2015
dimensions:
height 801mm x width 600mm — height 31.54inch x width 23.62inch
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available sizes:
small: 42.9 x 32.2 cm: edition of 15
medium: 80.1 x 60 cm: edition of 10
large: 120.1 x 90 cm: edition of 8
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#12_Kohmey&Keiko
artist(s):
PHOTOGRAPHER HAL
title:
#12_Kohmey&Keiko
medium:
chromogenic print
date created:
2015
dimensions:
height 801mm x width 600mm — height 31.54inch x width 23.62inch
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small: 42.9 x 32.2 cm: edition of 15
medium: 80.1 x 60 cm: edition of 10
large: 120.1 x 90 cm: edition of 8
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#13_Kenta&Aki
artist(s):
PHOTOGRAPHER HAL
title:
#13_Kenta&Aki
medium:
chromogenic print
date created:
2015
dimensions:
height 801mm x width 600mm — height 31.54inch x width 23.62inch
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small: 42.9 x 32.2 cm: edition of 15
medium: 80.1 x 60 cm: edition of 10
large: 120.1 x 90 cm: edition of 8
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#11_Eddy&Ashbee
artist(s):
PHOTOGRAPHER HAL
title:
#11_Eddy&Ashbee
medium:
chromogenic print
date created:
2015
dimensions:
height 801mm x width 600mm — height 31.54inch x width 23.62inch
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small: 42.9 x 32.2 cm: edition of 15
medium: 80.1 x 60 cm: edition of 10
large: 120.1 x 90 cm: edition of 8
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#07_Johnnie&Kafka
artist(s):
PHOTOGRAPHER HAL
title:
#07_Johnnie&Kafka
medium:
chromogenic print
date created:
2014
dimensions:
height 801mm x width 600mm — height 31.54inch x width 23.62inch
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small: 42.9 x 32.2 cm: edition of 15
medium: 80.1 x 60 cm: edition of 10
large: 120.1 x 90 cm: edition of 8
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#01_Nobuyuki&Chiemi
artist(s):
PHOTOGRAPHER HAL
title:
#01_Nobuyuki&Chiemi
medium:
chromogenic print
date created:
2014
dimensions:
height 801mm x width 600mm — height 31.54inch x width 23.62inch
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small: 42.9 x 32.2 cm: edition of 15
medium: 80.1 x 60 cm: edition of 10
large: 120.1 x 90 cm: edition of 8
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#07_Rem&Marina
artist(s):
PHOTOGRAPHER HAL
title:
#07_Rem&Marina
medium:
chromogenic print
date created:
2010
dimensions:
height 1201mm x width 900mm — height 47.28inch x width 35.43inch
editions:
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small: 42.9 x 32.2 cm: edition of 20
medium: 80.1 x 60 cm: edition of 11
large: 120.1 x 90 cm: edition of 8
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#53_Miho&Ritsu
artist(s):
PHOTOGRAPHER HAL
title:
#53_Miho&Ritsu
medium:
chromogenic print
date created:
2011
dimensions:
height 1201mm x width 900mm — height 47.28inch x width 35.43inch
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small: 42.9 x 32.2 cm: edition of 20
medium: 80.1 x 60 cm: edition of 11
large: 120.1 x 90 cm: edition of 8
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#14_Ichi&Eri
artist(s):
PHOTOGRAPHER HAL
title:
#14_Ichi&Eri
medium:
chromogenic print
date created:
2010
dimensions:
height 1201mm x width 900mm — height 47.28inch x width 35.43inch
editions:
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small: 42.9 x 32.2 cm: edition of 20
medium: 80.1 x 60 cm: edition of 11
large: 120.1 x 90 cm: edition of 8
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#49_Junko&Char
artist(s):
PHOTOGRAPHER HAL
title:
#49_Junko&Char
medium:
chromogenic print
date created:
2011
dimensions:
height 1201mm x width 900mm — height 47.28inch x width 35.43inch
editions:
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small: 42.9 x 32.2 cm: edition of 20
medium: 80.1 x 60 cm: edition of 11
large: 120.1 x 90 cm: edition of 8
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#71_Take&Mari
artist(s):
PHOTOGRAPHER HAL
title:
#71_Take&Mari
medium:
chromogenic print
date created:
2011
dimensions:
height 1201mm x width 900mm — height 47.28inch x width 35.43inch
editions:
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small: 42.9 x 32.2 cm: edition of 20
medium: 80.1 x 60 cm: edition of 11
large: 120.1 x 90 cm: edition of 8
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#57_Yohei&Yuri
artist(s):
PHOTOGRAPHER HAL
title:
#57_Yohei&Yuri
medium:
chromogenic print
date created:
2011
dimensions:
height 1201mm x width 900mm — height 47.28inch x width 35.43inch
editions:
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small: 42.9 x 32.2 cm: edition of 20
medium: 80.1 x 60 cm: edition of 11
large: 120.1 x 90 cm: edition of 8
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#15_Zinzin&Norico
artist(s):
PHOTOGRAPHER HAL
title:
#15_Zinzin&Norico
medium:
chromogenic print
date created:
2010
dimensions:
height 1201mm x width 900mm — height 47.28inch x width 35.43inch
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small: 42.9 x 32.2 cm: edition of 20
medium: 80.1 x 60 cm: edition of 11
large: 120.1 x 90 cm: edition of 8
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#14_Michiko&Yuhei
artist(s):
PHOTOGRAPHER HAL
title:
#14_Michiko&Yuhei
medium:
chromogenic print
date created:
2012
dimensions:
height 430mm x width 322mm — height 16.93inch x width 12.68inch
editions:
available sizes:
small: 42.9 x 32.2 cm: edition of 15
medium: 80.1 x 60 cm: edition of 10
large: 120.1 x 90 cm: edition of 8
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#16_Dallas&Matthew
artist(s):
PHOTOGRAPHER HAL
title:
#16_Dallas&Matthew
medium:
chromogenic print
date created:
2012
dimensions:
height 430mm x width 322mm — height 16.93inch x width 12.68inch
editions:
available sizes:
small: 42.9 x 32.2 cm: edition of 15
medium: 80.1 x 60 cm: edition of 10
large: 120.1 x 90 cm: edition of 8
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#05_Koji&Mana
artist(s):
PHOTOGRAPHER HAL
title:
#05_Koji&Mana
medium:
chromogenic print
date created:
2012
dimensions:
height 430mm x width 322mm — height 16.93inch x width 12.68inch
editions:
available sizes:
small: 42.9 x 32.2 cm: edition of 15
medium: 80.1 x 60 cm: edition of 10
large: 120.1 x 90 cm: edition of 8
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#60_Barbara&Vinicius
artist(s):
PHOTOGRAPHER HAL
title:
#60_Barbara&Vinicius
medium:
chromogenic print
date created:
2013
dimensions:
height 429mm x width 322mm — height 16.89inch x width 12.68inch
editions:
available sizes:
small: 42.9 x 32.2 cm: edition of 15
medium: 80.1 x 60 cm: edition of 10
large: 120.1 x 90 cm: edition of 8
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#17_Zinzin&Norico
artist(s):
PHOTOGRAPHER HAL
title:
#17_Zinzin&Norico
medium:
chromogenic print
date created:
2013
dimensions:
height 429mm x width 322mm — height 16.89inch x width 12.68inch
editions:
available sizes:
small: 42.9 x 32.2 cm: edition of 15
medium: 80.1 x 60 cm: edition of 10
large: 120.1 x 90 cm: edition of 8
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#61_Moyu&Masanori
artist(s):
PHOTOGRAPHER HAL
title:
#61_Moyu&Masanori
medium:
chromogenic print
date created:
2013
dimensions:
height 429mm x width 322mm — height 16.89inch x width 12.68inch
editions:
available sizes:
small: 42.9 x 32.2 cm: edition of 15
medium: 80.1 x 60 cm: edition of 10
large: 120.1 x 90 cm: edition of 8
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#63_miRo&Kakuya
artist(s):
PHOTOGRAPHER HAL
title:
#63_miRo&Kakuya
medium:
chromogenic print
date created:
2013
dimensions:
height 429mm x width 322mm — height 16.89inch x width 12.68inch
editions:
available sizes:
small: 42.9 x 32.2 cm: edition of 15
medium: 80.1 x 60 cm: edition of 10
large: 120.1 x 90 cm: edition of 8
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#22_Mika&Daisuke
artist(s):
PHOTOGRAPHER HAL
title:
#22_Mika&Daisuke
medium:
chromogenic print
date created:
2013
dimensions:
height 429mm x width 322mm — height 16.89inch x width 12.68inch
editions:
available sizes:
small: 42.9 x 32.2 cm: edition of 15
medium: 80.1 x 60 cm: edition of 10
large: 120.1 x 90 cm: edition of 8
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#24_Hiromi&Lisa
artist(s):
PHOTOGRAPHER HAL
title:
#24_Hiromi&Lisa
medium:
chromogenic print
date created:
2013
dimensions:
height 429mm x width 322mm — height 16.89inch x width 12.68inch
editions:
available sizes:
small: 42.9 x 32.2 cm: edition of 15
medium: 80.1 x 60 cm: edition of 10
large: 120.1 x 90 cm: edition of 8
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#12_Amsterdam
artist(s):
PHOTOGRAPHER HAL
title:
#12_Amsterdam
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
2014
dimensions:
height 255mm x width 170mm — height 10.04inch x width 6.69inch
editions:
30.5 x 24 cm: edition of 15
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#26-Shinjuku
artist(s):
PHOTOGRAPHER HAL
title:
#26-Shinjuku
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
2014
dimensions:
height 255mm x width 170mm — height 10.04inch x width 6.69inch
editions:
30.5 x 24 cm: edition of 15
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#29_Shibuya
artist(s):
PHOTOGRAPHER HAL
title:
#29_Shibuya
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
2014
dimensions:
height 170mm x width 255mm — height 6.69inch x width 10.04inch
editions:
24 x 30.5 cm: edition of 15
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#10_Goldengai
artist(s):
PHOTOGRAPHER HAL
title:
#10_Goldengai
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
2014
dimensions:
height 170mm x width 255mm — height 6.69inch x width 10.04inch
editions:
24 x 30.5 cm: edition of 15
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#16_Heiwajima
artist(s):
PHOTOGRAPHER HAL
title:
#16_Heiwajima
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
2013
dimensions:
height 255mm x width 170mm — height 10.04inch x width 6.69inch
editions:
30.5 x 24 cm: edition of 15
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#27-Shinjuku
artist(s):
PHOTOGRAPHER HAL
title:
#27-Shinjuku
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
2014
dimensions:
height 170mm x width 255mm — height 6.69inch x width 10.04inch
editions:
24 x 30.5 cm: edition of 15
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#25_Akasaka
artist(s):
PHOTOGRAPHER HAL
title:
#25_Akasaka
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
2014
dimensions:
height 170mm x width 255mm — height 6.69inch x width 10.04inch
editions:
24 x 30.5 cm: edition of 15
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#04_Shinjuku
artist(s):
PHOTOGRAPHER HAL
title:
#04_Shinjuku
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
2013
dimensions:
height 255mm x width 170mm — height 10.04inch x width 6.69inch
editions:
30.5 x 24 cm: edition of 15
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#02_Akasaka
artist(s):
PHOTOGRAPHER HAL
title:
#02_Akasaka
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
2014
dimensions:
height 255mm x width 170mm — height 10.04inch x width 6.69inch
editions:
30.5 x 24 cm: edition of 15
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#24_Tokyo
artist(s):
PHOTOGRAPHER HAL
title:
#24_Tokyo
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
2014
dimensions:
height 170mm x width 255mm — height 6.69inch x width 10.04inch
editions:
24 x 30.5 cm: edition of 15
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#03_Harajuku
artist(s):
PHOTOGRAPHER HAL
title:
#03_Harajuku
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
2013
dimensions:
height 255mm x width 170mm — height 10.04inch x width 6.69inch
editions:
30.5 x 24 cm: edition of 15
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#05_Amsterdam
artist(s):
PHOTOGRAPHER HAL
title:
#05_Amsterdam
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
2014
dimensions:
height 255mm x width 170mm — height 10.04inch x width 6.69inch
editions:
30.5 x 24 cm: edition of 15
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biography

Photographer Hal is an established Japanese photographer born (1971) and based in Tokyo, whose pseudonym originates from the computer in the film ‘A Space Odyssey’. 

During his university years he starved for encounters with different people from other cultures around the world. He soon left Japan to travel throughout the Middle East and India. It was there he first became aware of his passion for photography. The camera became the key to overcoming shyness and limited local language skills and he could in some way communicate with the people he met. After graduating he joined an advertising production company in Tokyo and this enabled him to acquire a much wider set of photographic skills. The assignments were varied and unique including celebrities and established fashion icons. It was the crucible of his technical ability and the focus in his work soon became people. 

Couples, love and challenge are strong themes throughout this artist’s work with other key elements being individuality, style, communication and intimacy. Photographer Hal brings complete strangers to his confined spaces only to convey his continuing theme of ‘love of the couple’. The initial series ‘Pinky & Killer’ (2004) and ‘Pinky & Killer DX (2007) were shot in a small space or room to capture the willing couples, soon followed by the series ‘Couple Jam’ in 2009 which brought the focus even closer to the subjects who were placed in a bathtub together. “I am currently seeking new dimensions in portrait photography by challenging the majestic theme of mankind, defined through love” Photographer Hal stated around 2010. A new dimension was added in the series ‘Flesh Love’ (2011), which captures the many varied and fresh couples in a vacuum sealed package to express ‘the power of love’ and the primal desire of love couples to become one. By vacuum-packing the couples they are adhered to one another and are unable to breathe for several seconds. In his series ‘ZATSURAN’ (2014) Photographer Hal decided to vacuum-pack couples with their favourite belongings as a means of showing their characters and what they have in common. In his most recent series ‘Flesh Love Returns’, another dimension has been added by photographing the vacuum-packed couples in an environment that has a special meaning to them. 

A very different angle visually and content wise can be found in Photographer Hal’s ongoing black-and-white series ‘?’, which body of work acts as an attempt to display the artist’s personal point of view of the current chaotic information society. “The subject of my camera work is whatever that makes me go ‘?’. By looking back at all the ‘?’ that I’ve captured, I believe that I get to understand the world in a deeper level.”

Photographer Hal has had several solo and group exhibitions in Japan as well as in the US, Taiwan, Canada, Australia, France and the Netherlands. His work is in the Japanese contemporary art collection of the renowned art collector of African and Japanese art, Jean Pigozzi.

selected exhibitions