open: 12:00-18:00
saturday & sunday
artless appointment gallery
2-45-12, kami-meguro meguro-ku, tokyo

artless appointment gallery will hold a solo exhibition by Yoshihiro Makino, an LA-based photographer who works bicoastally as well around the world. The photography exhibition will run from September 20th (thu) to October 15th (mon).

Well known for his photographs of interiors, landscapes, and documentary portraiture, this exhibition will feature his landscape portraiture series “Dune Portraiture” taken during his trip to New Mexico. We welcome you to visit the gallery and experience the sculptural beauty of the white landscape, and the transience of life.

closing reception: 10.12 fri
A closing party with the artist in attendance will be held at the gallery.
Details will be announced on our website as they become available.


about the work

A series of landscape portraiture taken in 2017 at the “White Sands” in New Mexico. With almost no rainfall throughout the year, the “White Sands” in winter is enveloped in crystals of dry gypsum; a vast and silent word that is seemingly devoid of life. Native American tribes such as the Apaches have lived on the land since the 1300’s, and the gypsum desert was where the historic battle (Apache Wars) between Geronimo and the Buffalo Soldiers took place.

This series captures in a minimalist frame, the awe-inspiring blue and white landscape, the flora persevering in the silence, and the sands sculpted by nature.


artist profile
Yoshihiro Makino

Born and raised in Tokyo. As a self-taught photographer, he traveled to the US in 2000. While based in LA he works bicoastally, taking documentary portraitures of artists and creatives, as well as capturing interiors and architecture with a refined modern sensibility. He has also used his extensive knowledge of art and architecture in other creative projects including art books, editorials, as well as event planning and producing. In recent years, he
has traveled to various countries and regions including India, Brazil, Peru, and Norway, to capture the architecture and landscape of the regions with an art and design perspective, while also being active in his gallery work.
Website :
Instagram : @yoshihiromakino

この度 artless appointment gallery は、LA を拠点に西海岸と東海岸をバイコースタルに行き来しながら、グローバルなフィールドで活躍するフォトグラファーYoshihiro Makino の写真展を2018年9月20日(木)から10月15日(月)まで開催いたします。

インテリアやランドスケープ、ドキュメンタリーポートレイトの撮影を得意とするYoshihiro Makino が、旅で訪れたニューメキシコ州にて撮影した白い砂丘の作品「Dune Portraiture」を展示いたします。美しい白の世界と自然がつくる造形美、そして生命の尊さを感じさせる作品をお楽しみください。

クロージングレセプション: 10.12 fri



2017年、アメリカ・ニューメキシコ州“White Sands”にて撮影した風景の肖像。一年を通してほぼ降雨のないWhite Sands の冬は、乾燥した石膏(gypsum)の結晶が覆い被さり、まるで全ての生命活動を止めてしまったような静寂の世界が広がる。果てしない石膏の砂漠にはアパッチ族(Apachean)をはじめとするネイティブアメリカンが1300年代以来聖地として居住して来た歴史があり、有名なジェロニモとバッファローソルジャーとの戦い(Apache Wars)の舞台としても知られています。



artist profile
Yoshihiro Makino
東京都出身。独学で写真を学び2000 年に渡米。ロサンゼルスを拠点に西海岸と東海岸をバイコースタルに行き来しながら、さまざまな分野で活動するアーティストや作家のドキュメンタリーポートレイト、モダンな感性が引き立つインテリア・エクステリアの撮影を得意とするフォトグラファー。アートやデザイン、建築に造詣が深く、その知見を活かしアートブックや雑誌エディトリアル、イベントなどの企画立案も行いつつ、それらのプロデュースも行なっています。近年では、インド、ブラジル、ペルー、ノルウェーなど、さまざまな国や地域に渡り、アートおよびデザインの視点による建築物やランドスケープの撮影を積極的に行い、ギャラリーワークの活動も行なっています。
Website :
Instagram : @yoshihiromakino

Public openings on weekends and appointment only on weekdays.
Please contact us for appointments, inquiries or purchases.


exhibition list