"I am interested in the process of devising a story, first creating a mental image that I can translate into an actual photograph, then using that photo as a source of inspiration for new, related images, and taking new photos. While these images sometimes reflect everyday life, there is a constant undercurrent of the dream world, which reveals images from the unconscious, and of synchronicity, mythology, and the sources of stories." Hiromi Kakimoto



Hiromi Kakimoto was born in Osaka in 1976. She graduated in 1997 from the Japan Institute of Photography and Film and in 1999 from Seian University of Art and Design. Kakimoto received the Ueno Hikoma Award in 2002. She had several solo exhibitions in Japan and numerous group exhibitions in Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, France and Korea.

In 2019 she had a solo exhibition "Holy Garden" at PACE PLACE in Nizhny Tagil, Russia.