Born in 1985 in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. After graduating from the department of philosophy of Rissho University, he went on to work at Gaien Studio. After working there, he relocated to Nagasaki, where he met Shomei Tomatsu and other unnamed photographers, from whom Yamatani gained knowledge into photography techniques. In 2013, his self-published monograph ‘Tsugi no yoru e” garnered praise from both at home and abroad, with all books selling out. His recent exhibitions include ‘Tsugi no yuru e,” YUKA TSURUNO GALLERY, (2014), “ground” POST/limArt (Tokyo, 2014), “KYTOGRAPHIE” (Kyoto, 2015), “Yusuke Yamatani: Recent Works” Alison Bradley Project, (New York, 2015), “Four From Japan,” Condé Nast, (New York, 2015), the Tokyo International Photography Festival (2015), and “Into the Light,” BOOKMARC (Tokyo, 2017). Yamatani published works include ‘Tsugi no yoru e (2nd ver.)” (YUKA TSURUNO GALLERY), “ground” (lemon books), “RAMA LAMA DING DONG” (self published), “Use Before” (a0), “Into the Light” (T&M Project), and others.