Kensaku Kakimoto is a cinematographer, a producer of numerous films as well as a video artist. He has also received much acclaim in the field of contemporary art, represented in exhibitions throughout the world. Many of Kakimoto’s film works are condensed with aspects in seemingly inexpressible ways from the subject’s body temperature and heat, the atmosphere and climate that drifts in its surroundings, to the notion of time. In his dynamic film directions, Kakimoto intricately presents fragments of life and the delicacy of subtle emotion creating a certain fluctuation that gives rise to an overwhelming sense of beauty and powerfulness. He has produced feature length film “COLORS” in 2005, later “UGLY” and “LIGHT UP NIPPON” in 2012.

In contrast, as a photographer Kakimoto documents the fragments of the world that he unconsciously witnesses before his eyes. For the series TRANSLATOR, Kakimoto questions the boundary between the virtual verses reality that is conveyed, capturing and visualizing the sense of temperature that is invisible to the naked eye.

In 2016 Kakimoto presented TRANSLATOR, at the Hillside Terrace in Daikanyama, Tokyo and also participating in Tokyo Art Photo fair. He continues to work extensively across various different genres, transcending the boundary between film and photography.

Kakimoto is the recipient of the 2016 ACC Grand Prix, in addition to numerous awards at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, One Show Design, London International Awards, New York Festivals, AD STARS, Spikes Asia, ADFEST, and the Adobe WW Sales Conference Film Festival.