Gold 2020 / Advertising / Food (Non-Pro)

Identification of Fruits

  • Prizes
    Gold in Advertising/Food, Gold in Portfolio/Food, Bronze in Science/Other
  • Photographer
    Masumi Shiohara

I am an orchardist. I have endeavored to create an artistic record as a photograph of fruit that I have grown in its "most visually beautiful form prior to being harvested". My artwork is similar to "Botanical Art," seeking to depict both precision and a level of detail, combined with aesthetic beauty. Multiple fruits ripen in orchards.This effort has taken more than 10 years, and the details are increasing every year. At first, I continued shooting with a white background. Currently working on a black background.

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.