Taiji Matsue who was born in Tokyo and lives in Kawasaki, belongs to the circle of young Japanese photographers who are making a name for themselves around the world.
In his work Matsue concentrates on natural and man-made landscapes which he searches out in many different countries. He is fascinated by the epidermis of the Earth with its manifold organic and artificial structures. His low contrast black-and-white photographs have an almost analytical austerity and bear witness to the many different forms on the Earth’s crust.
That said, Taiji Matsue’s views of the landscape are neither spectacular nor picturesque. They refuse to theatricalise the moment and the view. Because of the way his impressive monochrome photographs reflect his unpretentious perception of the landscape Taiji Matsue enjoys a special status amongst current contemporary photographers.