Kobayashi was born in Tokyo in 1969. He photographs a wide range of subjects, including small sections of nature such as flowers and insects, as well as landscapes and wildlife. He has moved to the eastern part of Hokkaido and takes photographs based on the theme, "landscape of life." One of his published photography collections is entitled Inochi no Keshiki: Kushiro Shitsugen (Landscape of Life: Kushiro Marsh). He has held many exhibitions.
Sunrise above a sea of clouds. Bathed in the light of the sun, the sea of clouds began to churn fiercely, dissipating into the sky. The water cycle may well be the cycle of life itself.
Spring of Life
A beautiful spring created by water welling up from the ground. Where does such clear, pure water come from?
I hope it continues to saturate the earth forever without ever drying up.
To climb upstream against the waterfall, cherry salmon jump with all of their might. Only the strong that can weather
this trial go on to give life to the next generation.
The Japanese primrose blossoming in a glade. Bathed in drops of rain, they appear full of life. Here the land had been taken over
by bamboo grass as a result of logging, but thanks to their removal by human hands, the old plant life is gradually being restored.
Flock of Life
Much life gathers at the water's edge. A flock of herons arrived at a shore covered with day lilies in full bloom.