Yu Yamauchi was born in 1972 in Hyogo, Japan. He started taking photographs at the age of 14. In 2010 his project 'Dawn' was released. For this project he lived in a hut near the summit of Mount Fuji, for a total of 600 days. Each morning he photographed the dawn from the same spot, above the clouds. It reminded him of the simple fact that we live on a planet within an infinite universe. In the summer of 2020 his new project 'Planet' will be released.