2017 Sony World Photography Awards - 2nd Place, Still Life, Professional Competition
Shinya Masuda was born 1965 in Nagoya, Japan. He graduated from Nagano Art and Design School in Visual Communication Design. Formerly a chef and trained by the renowned photographer HASHi, he now works as a professional photographer in Tokyo. He is currently working on new images, depicting the animals, to include in his ongoing project HANAFUDA SHOUZOKU. Shinya Masuda’s works visualize the complexity of familial relationships. Carrying on family traditions while claiming a self-determined path has long been the subject of novels and films. Masuda uses the objects in his daily life that signify relationship and the conflicting way of love, enmity, and reconciliation.