© 2019 Takeo Hirose

 About

Biography

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;

 

https://www.instagram.com/haku_the_westie/

Exhibition

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"

Prize

 

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, fine art category, Nominee

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)

Selected every year at several domestic photo contests.