Takeo Hirose was born in Kyoto, 1962 and presently lives in Chiba, Japan.
After graduate of Hitotsubashi university, He has worked for several famous food companies, including overseas assignment in Shanghai.
He started studying photography in earnest in 2011 when Japan suffered from the huge earthquake disaster.
Through the earthquake he understood that the beautiful sceneries are not eternal but actually very fragile, and noticed the importance of taking photos of the Japanese beauty.
His production concept is to express the world of traditional Japanese paintings and ink paintings with modern Japanese sensibility and the photo technology.
He develops his works with Dell 8K monitor, so the works are properly fitted for 8K monitor viewing and print.
He is also a big lover of dogs, especially westie. His Instagram address for his westie is as follows;
2015 New York Art Fair (USA).
2015 Stockholm Art Book Fair (Sweden)
2015 Seoul Art Book Fair (South Korea)
2016 Art Book Fair Basel (Switzerland)
2017 Quoz Arts Fest and GPP Photo Week (Dubai)
2019 “Japan Photo Award Exhibition” of KYOTOGRAPHIE KG+ 2019
2019 Solo Exhibition at Gallery 25N
2019 Praxis Gallery "Mono - Kromatik"
2021 "Oculus Digitale" the Online gallery in Italy
2021 "BBA New Currents", Group exhibition at BBA Gallery in Berlin
2013 JPS (Japan professional photographers association prize), honorable mention
2014 JPS (Japan professional photographers association prize), honorable mention
2017 International Photography Awards, honorable mention (2 works)
2018 International Photography Awards, honorable mention
2018 National Geographic, Photo of the Day, September 19
2019 5th Fine art Photography Awards, Nominee in fine art category
2019 “B&W” competition of AAP Magazine #6, 3rd prize
2019 Moscow International Foto Awards, 1 Silver award, 1 honorable mention
2019 Call for Solo exhibition at Gallery 25N, Winner. The Christopher E. Burke Fine Art Grant
2019 Mono - Kromatik by Praxis Gallery, Director's choice award
2019 International Photography Awards, honorable mention (2 works)
2019 ND Awards, honorable mention (2 works)
2020 6th Fine art Photography Awards, Nominee (3 works) in fine art, landscape, conceptional category
2020 A' Design Awards & Competitions 2020, Bronze A' Design Award
2020 8th Zebra Awards, Grand winner
2020 Vienna International Photo Award 2020, honorable mention
2020 Monovisons Photography Awards 2020, honorable mention
2020 Minimalist Photography Awards 2020, honorable mention
2020 Px3 2020, Gold Prize in fine art/Collage category
2020 International Photography Awards, honorable mention (3 works)
2020 ND Awards, honorable mention
2021 London International Creative Competition 2020, finalist in professional shoot (photo/video) category
2021 7th Fine art Photography Awards, Nominee in conceptional category
2020 Le Temps (Swiss Newspaper Web) https://www.letemps.ch/images/photographies/phototype-une-proposition-photographique-visions-hypnotiques-takeo-hirose