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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 

2021  "Shapes of Living", Group Exhibition at Art Site Fest 2021 in Turin, Italy



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, 2 honorable mentions

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, 3 honorable mentions

2020  ND Awards, honorable mention

2021  London International Creative Competition 2020, Finalist in professional​ shoot category

2021  7th Fine art Photography Awards, Nominee in conceptional category

2021  Minimalist Photography Awards 2020, honorable mention

2021  Monovisons Photography Awards 2021, honorable mention

2021  Px3 2021, honorable mention in Special Effects category

2021  International Photography Awards 2021, 3 honorable mentions

2021  ND Awards, 3rd Place and honorable mention

2021  Budapest International Foto Awards 2021, 1 silver, 1 bronze, 2 honorable mentions 

2022  London International Creative Competition 2021, Official Selection in professional​ shoot category

2022  8th Fine art Photography Awards, 2 Nominees in Photomanipulation and Wildlife/Animals category

2022  Monovisons Photography Awards 2022, 2 honorable mentions

2022  refocus Awards 2022, 1 honorable mention and 2 nominees

2022  ND Awards, 2 honorable mentions

2022  Budapest International Foto Awards 2022, 2 honorable mentions 

​2022  Monochrome Photography awards 2022, honorable mention


2020  Le Temps (Swiss Newspaper Web)

2022  Culturamas(Spanish Cultural Online Magazine)

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