Nojima introduced a new photographic aesthetic to Japan, one that concentrated on the technical and aesthetic qualities of photography in its own right rather than as an imitation of paintings. Nojima’s early works, which were gum-dichromate prints, had a soft focus with a pictorial vision. His later still lifes and nudes, though still soft, were striking in their simple and direct forms.
Full Screen: Title Unknown, 1932
Right: Nude from Rear, 1930
Bottom Left: Mr. Senda Koreya, 1932
Bottom Right: Miss Chikako Hosokawa, 1932