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​新潟 日本 NIIGATA JAPAN

ABOUT ME

TARO KOYAMA

LOCAL MEDIA CREATOR

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Koyama Taro

 

Date of Birth: August 1, 1979 | Zodiac Sign: Leo | Height: 183 cm | Weight: 72 – 75 kg | Blood Type: A | Personal Color: Magenta | Power Stone: Moldavite

 

I first came into contact with skate, snowboard, and surf culture in my teenage years. It made a deep impression on me. In April of 2008, I started working at the design firm TEXFARM. Photography became one of my main responsibilities. As I worked, I naturally began learning about the art of taking pictures and developed a skill for landscape photography. Eventually, I became a director and a photographer. This gave me many opportunities to do modeling and home interior shoots.

 

After focusing mainly on work for a long time, I returned to surfing in 2014. At that time, my love for the sport exploded, and I started the surfing community ‘GATAFORNIA’. Soon after that, going on surf trips became an active hobby of mine. I began traveling both in and out of Japan, going to places like Bali, California, Australia, Taiwan, Miyazaki, Shizuoka, Shonan, Chiba, and Sendai. As I surfed, I took pictures.

 

My biggest influences are Tamaki Koji, Takashiro Tsuyoshi, and the movie STAR WARS. I live my life in accordance with the love and the philosophies that I have found in their words, their music, their works, and their stories.

 

Since entering my 40s, I have been continually renewing my health and living at my peak on a daily basis by following a diet that is based on the science of molecular nutrition. I have found that by changing my diet, I have changed my body. By changing my body, I have changed my thinking and my emotions. By changing my thinking and emotions, I have changed my consciousness and awareness. By changing my consciousness and awareness, I have changed my reality.

 

In 2020, I came to the conclusion that if I were to die with the English conversation abilities that I had at that time, I would seriously regret it. As a result, I enrolled in a study abroad program in the Philippines and quit working at TEXFARM, a company I had worked at for almost twelve years.

 

Before I could begin studying abroad, the world changed, and my plans to study English in the Philippines continue to remain uncertain.

 

While I had dreamed of traveling the world after completing my language studies and had planned on working as a freelance photographer when I returned to Japan, the shift in the world caused me to begin working independently as a photographer, director, producer, and designer in April of 2020 instead. Following in the footsteps of my idol, Takashiro Tsuyoshi, I have become a self-styled local media director.

 

These days, I really don’t know if I’m just playing around every day or if I’m actually working. What I do know, though, is that I having a great time living the life that I live!

小山太郎

1979年8月1日生まれ|星座:獅子座|身長:183cm|体重:72kg~75kg前後|血液型:A型|パーソナルカラー:マゼンダ|パワーストーン:モルダバイト

10代の頃からサーフィン、スノーボード、スケートボードの横乗りカルチャーに触れ感性を磨く。

2008年4月デザイン会社(株)TEXFARMに入社以降、フォトグラファーと行動することが多くなり教えてもらうわけでもなく撮影技術を勝手に吸収。

ディレクター兼、フォトグラファーとしてモデルや住宅撮影をすることが多くなる。

 

2014年仕事に集中するために中断していたサーフィンを復活。サーフィン愛が爆発しサーフィンコミュニティ 「GATAFORNIA」を結成。それ以降サーフトリップが趣味になる。

バリ、カリフォルニア、オーストラリア、台湾、宮崎、静岡、湘南、千葉、仙台など国内外様々な場所でサーフィンをしながら写真を撮ってきた。

 

「玉置浩二」、「高城剛」、「STAR WARS」から感じられる愛と本質を信じて生きている。

分子栄養学を元に食べる物を変えたら40歳を過ぎてから健康のピークを日々更新中。食べ物を変えたら体が変わり、体が変わったら心が変わり、心が変わったら意識が変わり、意識が変わったら現実が変わった。

 

このレベルの英会話力で死んだら後悔すると思い、フィリピンへ語学留学へ行くことを決断。

2020年、約12年在籍した株式会社TEXFARMを退社。

しかし、世界情勢の変化により留学時期は未定に。

留学後世界を旅し、帰国後フリーで仕事をする予定だったが2020年4月よりフリーのフォトグラファー、ディレクター、プロデューサー、デザイナーとして活動。

高城剛氏に憧れていることもあり、自称ローカルメディアクリエイター。

 

毎日遊んでいるのか、仕事をしているのかよくわからなくなってますが、とても楽しく生きてます。

2020 PHOTO EXHIBITION 「REWRITING MEMORY」を開催