Tsutomu Kojima was born in 1968. In 1987, he began doing retouching work using a Scitex Prepress Workstation at Toppan Process Co., Ltd. Since 2000, he has been working as a printing director for art print production (“Primagraphie”) using inkjet printing.
He is engaged in printing for a variety of genres such as illustration, photography, and cultural assets. He has an established reputation in the photography industry and is often hand-selected by photographers for his high quality work. He has a deep understanding of paper and color management and is also active in sharing that knowledge and his passion for creation through various seminars and workshops.
Tsutomu Kojima’s first ColorEdge was a CG21 in 2004. Until then, it was common knowledge that the color on a monitor could not be trusted, but with ColorEdge and advancements in color management technology, Kojima can now focus on his work until he is satisfied. Currently he is using a ColorEdge CG318-4K along with his MacBook Pro 15”, Late 2016. ColorEdge supports his creativity and is a reliable partner in his workflow.
The images above are the works of photographer Michiko Sato (Japan) from her album "MICHIKO 2018 ワタシテキ" (MICHIKO 2018 WATASHITEKI), which Tsutomu Kojima carried out print direction for.
Michiko Sato was born in Tokyo and graduated from the Photography Department at Tokyo Polytechnic University. After working in the advertisement division of Shiseido Company Limited, she left to become a freelance photographer. She holds personal and group exhibitions mainly in Tokyo as well as planned events, courses, and seminars. Through her experiences in advertising photography, mainly of cosmetic products, the concept of "beauty" is prevalent in all her work. She even acquired instructor qualifications for Tai Chi as part of her pursuit to find inner beauty. She is a member of the Japan Advertising Photographer's Association (APA) and the Japan Professional Photographers Society (JPS), as well as an Advisor of Nikkor Club. She has additional works in her albums “HOPSCOTCHINGS” and “Fragments of Wisdom”.
Michiko Sato’s website: http://www.rin-photo.com/