1999 年よりカルチャー誌、音楽誌、CD ジャケット、ファッション、広告、展覧会などのさまざまなメディアで活動。
2012 年より取り組んでいるシリーズ『Incarnations』が同年、ドイツベルリンのアートカルチャー誌『Lodown』Art Issue 004 “TRANSIENCE” の表紙を飾る。
写真集に『LEAVE ME ALONE』 (self-published, Tokyo, Japan, 2012)、『DRIP BOMB』（published by ERECT LAB., Tokyo, Japan, 2012)がある。
Yoshimitsu Umekawa (born 1976, Tokyo) is a photographer who lives and works in Tokyo.
Since 1999, he has worked mainly in the field of commercial art including culture and music magazines, CD covers, fashion, advertisements and has exhibited as a freelance photographer.
Excelling at portraits of musicians (including Daft Punk, Rammellzee, Kool Keith and Missy Elliott), he has been photographing club culture and the hip hop scene in Japan for the last 10 years.
In 2012, he started to focus on creating his own artwork and self-published his debut photo book ‘LEAVE ME ALONE’ in an unconventional format. In the same year, his new series of work ‘Incarnations’ made the cover of ‘TRANSIENCE – Art Issue 004’ by Lodown Magazine (an art and culture magazine from Berlin, Germany).
Also in 2012, another controversial photo book titled ‘DRIP BOMB’ was published by ERECT LAB.