The Umbrellas of Furusho

Like so many others, we at the MPA shake our heads at the originality and power of Souichi Furusho’s iphone images. There is clearly a dreamlike and dramatic narrative running through Furusho’s work and we found his consistent use of the umbrella intriguing. Why umbrellas? What do they mean to you? We asked him about this and his answer is included below. It is with great pleasure that we present to you a unified photo essay of the “Umbrella” series. Please enjoy the magic of Souichi Furusho.

“The umbrella has become a symbol essential to my work. For me, the umbrella embodies the thoughts and dreams of people. This is a series of images using the umbrella as “a vehicle which carries a dream.”

Souichi Furusho









Umbrellas by Souichi Furusho

You can see more of Souichi’s work on FLICKR

8 Comments on “The Umbrellas of Furusho

  1. Souichi you are awesome and the work is so beautiful – thanks for sharing with the readers of the MPA blog :)

  2. I absolutely love Souichi’s work. Such imagination and skill in creating these wonderful images.

  3. This series is so fantastic! Thanks for sharing your creative genius!

  4. A true artist without peer. Souichi exhibits a very cohesive body of work which, despite a long affair with just about every photo app imaginable, still leaves me wondering “How did he do that?”.


  5. Would love to know what apps were used, particularly the B & W ones. Look so professional. Well done

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The Mobile Photo Awards were founded to promote the global phenomenon of mobile photography and art.  The awards are committed to presenting the art-form in galleries and exhibits. The MPA is the world's largest open gallery call and competition of its kind.
The Mobile Photo Awards were founded to promote and celebrate mobile photography and art. With fine-art exhibits, competitions and open gallery calls, the MPA is the world's largest event of it's kind.