THE SASEBO PROJECT

Obscured by the mountains and ocean at the west tip of Japanese islands, Sasebo has been developed as the national defense city and shipbuilding town with the modernization of Japan. With its calm ocean and soft coastline, Sasebo consists of creature-like cranes at the dockyards, American and the Navy facilities, grey ships at the port, mysterious homicides on the news, women at the amusement area, the houses, alleyways and people climbing up the hillside; Sasebo has something no other cities have.I am not sure where the “heterogeneousness” of this city comes from, but hopefully I can illustrate some of it through this project.
---Osamu Matsuo

 

 
 
 

TIMELINE
 

Nov. 2014
Hills and Cranes (THE SASEBO PROJECT 01 / STUH)
exhibition "Hills and Cranes" Raum1F, Harajuku, Tokyo

Jun. 2015
SOMEONE'S IDOL (THE SASEBO PROJECT 02 / NIPPAN-IPS)

Aug. 2016
HEAVY METAL (THE SASEBO PROJECT 03 / NIPPAN-IPS)
exhibition "HEAVY METAL" OMOTESANDO ROCKET, Harajuku, Tokyo

Dec. 2017
17 (THE SASEBO PROJECT 04 / NIPPAN-IPS)

 

Biography

Osamu Matsuo
Photographer

Born in Sasebo, Japan in 1970. Currently based in Tokyo. 
2008 photo book "Somebody else’s photo album" from Sanctuary Publishing Inc.
2010 photo book "School Road / Nagasaki" from PLANCTON
2012 photo book "On Photography] from PLANCTON
2014 photo book "TSP01 / Hills and Cranes" from STUH
2015 photo book "TSP02 / SOMEONE'S IDOL" from NIPPAN-IPS
2016 photo book "TSP03 / HEAVY METALL" from NIPPAN-IPS

www.osamumatsuo.com