3rd Place 2017 / Advertising (Non-Pro)

Portrait of Fruits

  • Photographer
    Masumi Shiohara
  • Prizes
    Gold in Advertising/Food, 3rd Place winner in Advertising

I express a person by displaying three fruit. Each shows a head and a chest and a waist. I have been growing these fruits since many years ago.―other than the fingered citron(Buddha's Hand). Most of these fruits are grown by me every year in my fruits garden. I feel his and her character and history. And these are different tastes, forms and conditions each season. I gave them the figure which is equal with me. And I want to talk together.

Masumi Shiohara was born in 1974 in Nagano, Japan. He worked at a micro-machining company as a development engineer. After leaving the company, he took over the management of the family orchard from his parents and is now running a farm. While growing fruit here he became interested in capturing them into works of photographic art, a skill which he picked up by himself. The inspiration to capture these photographically originally came when he was requested to supply fruit on a branch to a botanical artist - since then he has continued producing photographic art works of fruit on a branch.