Born in Tokyo in 1955 Graduated from Meiji Gakuin High School, and studied at Department of Sociology, Meiji Gakuin University for three years Studied design under art direct or Takeshi Moriya In 1978, joined Nippon Design Center After three years at Nippon Design Center and later at Studio Masell, established his Co., Ltd., an advertising production company Involved in art direction for advertisement in general and designed record jackets as a graphic designer In 1984, started to study photography, self – taught, to become a photographer In 1988, held the first exhibition, began career as a photographer Photographed portraits of celebrities primarily, for cultural magazine works and for 03 by Shinchosha From about 1990, participated in various types of advertisement works as an advertisement photographer In 1998, established a photography studio Snappin’ Buddha In 2000, worked on the first commercial film for UNIQLO campaign, After that, made a start as a commercial film cameraman and a director In 2004, set up a digital lab in the studio to deal more extensively with digital photographs In the same year, won ACC (All Japan Radio & Television Commercial Confederation) Special Prize and Best Filming Prize for NESCAFE Excella ad “Scent of summer” Participated in many works, which received ADC (Tokyo Art Directors Club), ACC, TCC (Tokyo Copywriters Club) and other awards.
Living in NY & Tokyo.
National Library of France “PEACE LAND”
National Library of France “17photos, 17syllables”
「GELATIN SILVER SESSION 2007、2008」 TOKYO POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY Shadai Gallery “GELATIN SILVER SESSION 2007,2008″