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KOHEI UENO

Photography

Works

Ocean Animals

LOVE. LEARN. RESPECT.

Ocean Explorers

EXPLORE. DREAM. DISCOVER.

Ocean Athletes

BELIEVE. TRUST. FOCUS. 

There are lots to discover

If you look beneath the surface

One picture at a time

With more depth and breadth

ABOUT ME.

Hi, my name is Kohei.

I am an underwater photographer and freedive instructor.

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ACHIEVEMENTS & AWARDS.

ACHIEVEMENTS & AWARDS​

 

Sony Inaugural Alpha Art House Photo CompetitionGrand Winner - 2016

Sony Inaugural Photo Competition 2016 (Category: Editorial) - 1st Place- 2016

7 World’s Continents Photo Challenge - 1st Place - 2017

Video Award for Ocean Geographics Pictures of the Year - Honorable Mention - 2017

Steemit BW Animals photo contest (Daveks)1st Place - 2017

Steemit 1 year Anniversary Photo Competition2nd Place - 2017

Barcroft Media - Freediver Bonds with Migrating Humpback Whales  - Feature - 2018

Sony World Photography Awards 2018 (Pro Category: Nature)Finalist - 2018

Sony World Photography Awards  (Pro Category: Sports) - 2nd Place - 2019

Sony Singapore J2G Animal Photo Facebook Competition - ​1st Place - 2019

Sony Alpha Awards ANZ Photo Competition (Sports) - Finalist - 2019

Alpha Create 2.0 Instagram Contest by SonySG (Kitakyushu Japan) - Finalist - 2019

International Photography Awards 2019 (Pro Category: Extreme Sports) - 1st Place - 2019

IPA Sports Photographer of The Year 2019 - Grand Winner - 2019

Lucie Awards 2019 (International Photographer of The Year Awards) - Finalist - 2019

Redbull Illume 2019 Image Quest - Finalist - 2019

EyeEm Awards (The Great Outdoors) - Finalist - 2019

BBC Wildlife Magazine Your Photos Competition - 2nd Place - 2020

WPE International Photography Awards First Half (Sports) - 1st Place - 2020

All About Photos Awards 2020 - Finalist - 2020

IPA Int'l Photography Awards  (OneShot: Movement) - Honorable Mention - 2020

Singapore National Olympic Council Best Sports Photo of the Year - Finalist - 2020

WPE International Photography Awards Annual Final (Sports) - 1st Place - 2020

TIFA Tokyo International Foto Awards (Events-Sports) - Gold Winner - 2021

TIFA Tokyo International Foto Awards (Events) - Category 1st Place - 2021

Monovisions Photography Awards 2021 - Category 1st Place - 2021

Monovisions Black & White Photo of the Year 2021 - Grand Winner - 2021

Monovisions Series of the Year - (Nature & Wildlife) - Honorable Mention - 2021

Muse Photography Awards 2021 (People - Sports) - Gold Winner - 2021

Muse Photography Awards 2021 (Black & White - Sports) - Gold Winner - 2021

Siena International Photo Awards 2021 - Remarkable Artwork Award - 2021

WPE International Photography Awards 1st Half  (Sports) - Silver Award - 2022

Production Paradise Spotlight Awards 2022 (Sports) - 1st Place - 2022

IPA Int'l Photography Awards - Competitive Events / Photo Series - 1st Place - 2022
IPA Int'l Photography Awards - Sport Competitions / Single Image - 1st Place - 2022
IPA Int'l Photography Awards - Still In Motion / Video - 3rd Place - 2022
IPA Int'l Photography Awards - Extreme Sports / Single - Honorable Mention - 2022

Roatan Marine Park 2022 Photo Contest - Finalist - 2022

TIFA Tokyo International Foto Awards (Fine Art - Moving Images) - 1st Place - 2022

TIFA Tokyo International Foto Awards (Editorial - Moving Images) - 2nd Place - 2022

TIFA Tokyo International Foto Awards (Editorial Sports) - 2nd Place - 2022

TIFA Tokyo International Foto Awards (Events - Sports) - 3rd Place - 2022

IPA Int'l Photography Awards - (Event / Competitive Events) - 2nd Place - 2023

IPA Int'l Photography Awards - (Sports / Extreme sports)- Honorable Mention  - 2023

TIFA Tokyo International Foto Awards (Events / Sports) - 2nd Place - 2023

Monochrome Awards  (Photojournalism) - Honorable Mention - 2024 

LATEST WORKS

 

2016 - Freedive Photographer & Trainer at Zen Freediving

2017 - Underwater photographer for Asian Freediving Cup

2018 - Underwater photographer for Deep Week Bali March

2018 - Assistant for Jorik Dozy & Nihal Friedel for Novo Amor - Birthplace

2018 - Videographer for Molchanovs Deep week

2018 - Underwater Photographer for 2018 AAS Depth Championships

2018 - Underwater Videographer for Panerai Freediving Workshop

2018 - Promo Video/Commercial for Bigkanu Raja Ampat Liveabord

2018 - Magazine Cover Shot & Article Feature - Jakarta Now January

2019 - Lead Photographer/Videographer for 2019 AAS Open Freedive Championships 

2019 - Official Photographer for 2019 Singapore National Depth Championships

2019 - Sony Alpha Japan Grant Assignment - Tahiti Humpback Whale Project October 

2019 - Kitakyushu Instagram video for Sony SG

2020 - BBC Wildlife Magazine 2021 Featured Calendar 

2021 - AAS Pool Championships 2021 - Official Photographer

2021 - Molchanovs Freediving Basetraining promo ad

2021 - Rosalyn Lee x Tag Heuer promo ad

2021 - Garmin - Judge for Every Dive Counts Underwater Photo Contest

2022 - Divevolk product packaging and video commercial

2022 - Official Photographer - 2022 Caribbean Cup Freediving Competition

2022 - Underwater Director of Photography - 7 Beats per Minute Documentary

2022 - Spinnaker Underwater Watch Product Shoot - Florian Burghardt

2022 - Boldr Odyssey Freediver Magazine Feature

2023 - Boldr Odyssey Freediver Watch Exhibition

2023 - Official Photographer - 2023 Caribbean Cup Freediving Competition

2023 - Official Photographer - 2023 CMAS World Depth Freediving Championships

2023 - Director of Photography - Murphslife Foundation (El Salvador)

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