Tonight our journey begins in TOKYO.
A forest of powerlines hang over an ancient shrine,
The silent skyscrapers look down over the land.
A light rain is falling.
To DERIVE is to drift through the world,
to see it with new eyes.
A commission project by Cody Ellingham in collaboration with Black Falcon for Akan National Park.
Akan is located in the farthest reaches of Hokkaido in the North of Japan. The photo series explores the nature of the lakes and mountains of the area. Though the subject matter is different from his previous work, Cody sees a deep connection between his home country, New Zealand, and Akan.
Towering beings of steel and glass
EXHIBITIONS / EVENTS 個展・展示会
- Bar Foxy, Shibuya
13.3.17 ~ 31.3.17
- PHOTO JAM #6,
29.4.17 ~ 7.5.17
Cody Ellingham is an award-winning photographer and art director based in Tokyo, Japan.
Cody grew up in a small town in the North Island of New Zealand.
His photography has a deep nostalgia for places locked in time. The aging skyscrapers of the city and the Arcadian forests of the mountain are both alike in that they are only a fragment of a myth that never was.
He has previously worked at a leading creative agency as founded his own studio CBJE in 2015.
Inquiries / Print Editions / Creative Direction
Tokyo Art Director
Available for freelance projects and consulting.
Art Direction / Creative Direction / Photography.
Check out the complete portfolio at cbje.tokyo