Mikiya Takimoto entered the world of photography in 1991 at the age of 16. In ’92 he moved to Tokyo and worked at a studio before beginning a four-year apprenticeship under Tamotsu Fujii in ’94. Mikiya Takimoto went independent in ’98 at the age of 23. All of his work evinces a stance of confronting the realm of photography as something that remains unchanged from the past to the present. In his collection “BAUHAUS DESSAU∴MIKIYA TAKIMOTO”, Mikiya Takimoto offers a unique perspective of the abstract art born of Bauhaus Dessau, the famed German art and design school known as the source of contemporary design. His lifework, “SIGHTSEEING”, is a photo collection in which he traveled to all seven continents, focusing on sightseeing destinations and the people who flock to them, revealing a cynical take on the unreality of “real” tourism and bringing to mind the warped nature of modern society. In “LAND SPACE” Mikiya Takimoto turns his attention to the similarities between the splendor of nature reared upon the earth for so long and the formative beauty of the space industry, the pinnacle of civilization created by human hands. The result seems to almost be commanding overview of the Earth from the two seemingly opposite viewpoints of land and space. Mikiya Takimoto has also shown his skill in advertising photography and commercial film through numerous posters and videos that still brim with keen and original concepts despite many restrictions. Mikiya Takimoto also drew upon his experiences in photo and film, along with his perspective as an expressionist, to create a unique cinematic world as the cinematographer of the films “Like Father, Like Son” and “Our Little Sister”.