TOMIO SEIKE (Japanese, b. 1943)
Tomio Seike was born 1943 in Tokyo. After finishing his studies at the Japan Photographic Academy in 1970, he started working as a photographer’s assistant. In 1975, he began to do freelance photography, working mostly in the fashion industry and as a portrait photographer. Seike makes his small-format sepia-toned prints so carefully that he regularly produces only four or five new images each year. Perhaps best known for his portrait series of artist Zoe Leonard, Seike also created a series of classic nudes, a study of Paris and, most recently, abstracted waterscapes.
Seike has been exhibiting his work worldwide since the early 1980s. He lives between Tokyo, London and Paris.
Bibliothèque Nationale Paris
Maison Européenne de la Photographie
Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, New Jersey
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston