Cooperative of Photography

VISUAL Q&A: Koya Teshima


Koya Teshima is a photographer who was born in Sapporo, Japan. Koya learned photography from his grandmother, from who he inherited his 35mm cameras. In 2016 Koya moved to New York City, where he began focusing on street photography. Koya says that street photography is a tool for communication that helps him meet new people and explore the city.

We asked Koya some questions, questions that could only be answered with images..

Who are you?

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Why photography?

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What is your trademark photographic style?

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What truly inspires you?

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Where do you go when you close your eyes?

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Where is home for you?

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How would you describe your lifestyle?

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What makes a great shot?

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How do you view the world?

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What is an important lesson you have learned?

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Written by Rowynn Dumont

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