Born in 1992, Kenta Cobayashi is a photographer based in Shibuya, Tokyo. He has exhibited widely in group shows such as The Exposed #7 (curated by Kohei Oyama at g3+G/P Gallery in Tokyo, 2014) and The Devil May Care (curated by Hester Keijser at Nooderlicht in Groningen, 2015). Cobayashi also recently held his first solo exhibition, #photo, in April 2016 at G/P Gallery, to favorable acclaim.
work is characterized by vestigial digital traces applied onto his
images via computer software as a painter adorns a canvas, a form of
"tagging" that serves as testament to his existence. The moment an image is
released into the digital void, it reproduces uncontrollably and wholly
irrespective of the photographer's volition. As part of the young
generation of digital natives, Cobayashi's work represents a fundamental
grapple with the promulgatory power of the internet, and questions how
photographers are to respond.
This first published installment of Everything
shares its title with a blog that Cobayashi updates daily with
photographs expressing everything that he sees in the course of daily