Profile: photographer Takeshi Suga, aka Sugar Crisp

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  • 29 March 2012
Profile: photographer Takeshi Suga, aka Sugar Crisp

The Japanese-born, Glasgow-based music photographer has snapped for NME and The Sunday Times

Takeshi Suga (aka Sugar Crisp) is a Japanese-born photographer now living in Glasgow. He takes photographs for the Fence Collective, NME and himself and mixes digital photography with the use of analogue cameras such as the £45 Diana Mini

First photograph you took?
In the words of Henri Cartier-Bresson your first 10,000 photos are your worst!

Who inspires you?
Japanese photographer, Kotori Kawashima.

First assignment?
To shoot Fence’s Away Game Festival on the Isle of Eigg for The Sunday Times.

What was your first camera?
The Contax T3 which is an analogue point and shoot camera. I still use it occasionally. The other cameras I use are the Contax Aria, the Diana Mini and the Canon 5D Mark II.

Any techniques that you use?
Double exposures and anything that can render light atmosphere well.

Favourite photography websites?
Dazed Digital and British Journal of Photography.

Favourite commission?
I was commissioned by NME to shoot the Corona Capital Festival in Mexico. That was really exciting! Never had I dreamed about going there on assignment when I first came to Scotland.

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