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  •      Mikio HASUI 

    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.



    2009National Library of France “PEACE LAND”
    2010National Library of France “17photos, 17syllables”
    2015「GELATIN SILVER SESSION 2007、2008」