Yoshitaka Sugita is a data scientist at a telecommunications company, researching mathematical marketing and artificial intelligence. He was born in Yokohama in 1986. He obtained his Master of Engineering in computer science from Tokyo Institute of Technology.
His photography is inspired by his research activities. Humans and image data have a bidirectional relationship. It is interpretation of input data and expression as output data. Although jpeg files are bit sequences and photographic prints are arrays of chemical substances, once observed as visual information, they acquire organic meanings and stimulate emotions. Also, multidimensional spatio-temporal information such as concepts and memories can be unconsciously mapped onto a two-dimensional plane called photographs. Through photography he is exploring algorithms that intervene between data and our brains.