2016 The Rendering The Spirit show, USA, Twelve Selected Artists

2015 Thirty for Thirty, UK, Selected as One of Thirty Emerging Artists

2014 The 62nd Nikkor (Nikon) Photo Contest, 5th Prize in U-31 Division, JPN

2013 The 11th Japan Photography Association, Award of Excellence

2013 The 17th Japan General Photographic Exhibition, Two Awards of Excellence

2013 The Embassy of The Republic Of Korea in Japan, Photo Contest, Selected

2013 Hasselblad & The Embassy of Sweden in Japan, Innovation Photo Contest, Finalist

2012 The 64th Chunichi Photo Contest, Selected

2015 Thirty for Thirty Art Book

2015 LCC Postgraduate Shows // Spotlight on (URL)

2015  Monthly Magazine of Chunichi Newspaper Photography Association

2015 Postgraduate Show, LCC, University of the Arts London

2015 Camera Work, the Leyden Galley, London

2015 Postgraduate Diploma in Photography, LCC, University of the Arts London

2014 BA in Management, Faculty of Economic, Sophia University, Tokyo


2015 THIRTY FOR THIRTY, 영국, 30인의 신흥 아티스트

2014 제62회 니콘 포토 콘테스트일본, 31세 이하 5위

2013 제11회 일본 사진 작가 협회우수상

2013 제17회 일본 종합 사진전우수상 2개 수상

2013 주일 대한민국 대사관 포토 콘테스트입선

2013 핫셀블라드 주일 스웨덴 대사관 이노베이션 포토 콘테스트, 최종심사 진출자

2012 제64회 주니치 신문 포토 콘테스트입선


2015런던예술대학원LCC 졸업 전시회 // “SPOTLIGHT ON” (URL)

2015 월간지 주니치 신문 사진 협회

2015 런던예술대학원LCC 졸업 전시회

2015 CAMERA WORK, 레이덴 갤러리, 런던

2015 런던예술대학원 LCC 사진과정

2014 죠치대학 경제학부 경영학과 졸업, 도쿄



Yugo Ito is a Japanese photographer, currently based in London. He is trying to establish a connection with capturing the physical world in the belief that what we see is a result of the elementary particles of light once touch an object being perceived by the eye. This means that the elementary particles of light once touched the thing that you wish to preserve. These particles of light are then able to pass through a lens and be captured on a sheet of film. 

He has called this process Physical Linkage.

Through his works, he wishes that “Physical Linkage” becomes one of your reasons to choose a film camera instead of a digital camera. 

His unique theory is based on the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. Unfortunately, there were many victims of the massive earthquake who lost their photographs taken over the previous ten years because they were only kept digitally. Although most of the photographs in their digital devices disappeared, many physical photographs such as prints were saved. since he heard of this story, he has aimed at enlightening people about how much important to keep photographs physically. Especially as a son of the fourth generation of his family-business photo studio, he would take over the studio one day and hopes for customers to have printed photographs as many as possible.

Although he mainly uses film cameras and analog techniques such as Wet-Plate collodion photography and daguerreotype for his works, he also uses a digital camera for his clients such as Airbnb, Recruit Marketing Partners CO.,Ltd(JAPAN).



이토 유우고는 현재 대한민국 서울에서 활동하고 있는 일본인 사진작가이다. 그는「광입자(빛의 입자)가, 어떠한 대상에 한번 닿아서 결국 한번 “스쳐” 되돌아와 우리의 눈에 도달하는 것으로 우리는 그 대상을 “보는” 일이 가능하다. 」라는 자신의 감각을 토대로 “남겨두고 싶은” 대상에 한번 “스쳐진” 광입자를 사진 필름이나 습판사진의 유리&알루미늄 판 위, 다게레오 타입의 은판 위에 보존하여, 다시는 되돌아 갈 수 없는 과거, 그 “무상”을 물리적인 이어짐을 구축함으로써 “무상”에 저항하는 작품만들기를 계속하고 있다.

그리고, “Physical Linkage”가 또다시 사람들이 필름사진을 택하는 하나의 이유, 동기가 되었으면 하는 바람이 있다.


2011년, 동일본에서 일어난 대지진. 불행하게도 그 재해로 인해 수많은 사진을 사람들은 잃었다. 그 많은 사진들은 10년이내에 찍혀 디지털 기기에 보존 되었던 사진들 이었다. 디지털 사진이 사라져 버린 한 편, 많은 물리적인 사진, 말하자면 인화지의 사진이나 필름들은 살아남았다. 그는 그 이야기를 듣고, 세상의 흐름이 간단하게 많이 찍을 수 있는 디지털 사진으로부터, 또다시 필름사진 등의 물리적인 사진을 중시하게 되는 것을 목적으로, “Physical Linkage”라는 그의 독자적인 사진철학을 내세워, 평소에 그가 그 실천자의 한명으로써 사진을 찍고있다.

"Should Physical Linkage become one of your reasons to choose a film camera instead of a digital camera, I would be so happy. 

And also I wish the declining of the film photography market stops and people keep their photographs physically, not digitally. 

Because, photographs does not exist for the past, does exist for the future."

Yugo Ito

Daguerreotype Process


Daguerreotype, first successful form of photography, named for Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre of France, who invented the technique in collaboration with Nicéphore Niépce in the 1830s.
Daguerre and Niépce found that if a copper plate coated with silver iodide was exposed to light in a camera, then fumed with mercury vapour and fixed (made permanent) by a solution of common salt, a permanent image would be formed. A great number of daguerreotypes, especially portraits, were made in the mid-19th century; the technique was supplanted by the wet collodion process.


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These equipment is all hand-made.

Wet Collodion Process


The collodion process is an early photographic process, said to have been invented in 1851.
his process differs from the previous photographic methods because rather than using paper, the light-sensitive materials are placed on glass. Prior to exposure, the glass is coated with a mixture of bromide, iodide, and chloride which is dissolved in collodion. This solution is applied to the glass and allowed to gel. While it is still wet, the plate is placed inside the camera and exposed to light. As it dries, the solution is no longer sensitive to light and a permanent image is created. Because the negative is on glass, it is on a more stable surface and the images can be more detailed than those caught on paper.



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Building process of my Hand-made large format camera

for Wet plate photography and daguerreotype


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A honeymoon round-the-world trip with a photographer

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