Masumi Shiohara


- Profile -

Masumi Shiohara / Photographer

I'm a fruit farmer. I have endeavored to create an artistic record of the fruits I grow in the form of photographs in their "most visually beautiful form before they are harvested."

My artwork is similar to "botanical art" and I aim to depict both precision and level of detail, combined with aesthetic beauty.
Multiple fruits ripen in the orchard. However, not all fruits are objects of beauty in terms of their shape and leaf distribution.
Due to daily plant care throughout the year and weather conditions that change from year to year, the final plant yield varies from year to year.
There are many varieties that disappear without ever seeing the light of day due to breed improvement.
In other words, it is a portrait of the fruit and a photograph of the deceased.



Masumi Shiohara was born in Nagano Prefecture in 1974 . Worked as a development engineer at a microfabrication company. After leaving the company, he took over the management of the family orchard from his parents, and currently runs the farm. While growing fruit here, he developed an interest in incorporating fruit into photographic artwork, a skill he taught himself.

The inspiration to capture these in photographs came when a botanical artist asked me to provide him with fruit on a branch.
Since then, he has continued to create photographic artwork of fruit on branches.

- Exhibition -

Solo exhibition ・Fruit Farmer's Perspective - Portraits of Fruits - Sony Imaging Gallery Ginza 2024
*Scheduled February 16th (Friday) - February 29th (Thursday) 11:00 - 19:00
・Beautiful fruit selection ~Growing fruits~ Sony Imaging Gallery Ginza 2020
・Growing Fruits 72 Gallery, Tokyo, 2019
・Growing Fruits Epson Imaging Gallery, Tokyo 2018

group exhibition
・Auckland Photo Festival (New Zealand)
・One Shot Award 2023 (Germany)
・IGPOTY Competition 15 (UK)
・Arte Laguna Award 2021 (Italy)
・Budapest International Photo Award 2019 (Hungary)
・Tokyo International Photo Award Photo Award 2018 (Tokyo)
・Sony World Photography Award 2019 (UK)
・Moscow International Photo Award Exhibition (Moscow)
・THE FENCE 7th, 8 cities/Brooklyn, Denver, Santa Fe, Boston, Atlanta, Durham, Sarasota, USA/Calgary, Canada, 2018/2019 *Omitted below


2023/Shortlist Sony World Photography Award 2023 Open Competition Object Category/Selected International Photography Award (IPA) 2023, Professional, Fine Art - Still Life Category/Long List BBA One Shot Award 2023
・Selected Chromatic Award Professional Category Fine Art ・Selected ND Award 2023, Professional, Nature/Other Category ・Nominated BLACK & WHITE Spider Award 2019 Professional Still Life Category・Shortlist Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Award 2023
・Nominated Fine Art Photography Award FAPA 2021/2022 Professional Conceptual
2022 Shortlist Sony World Photography Award 2022 Open Competition Object Category/Gold Prize Tokyo International Photo Award (TIFA) Professional Category 2021 Advertising/Self-Promotion/Selected Monochrome Award 2021 Fine Art Category/Selected Monovision Award 2022 Fine Art Category/Final List International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY), 15 competition categories

*For dates before 2021, please refer to ArtSticker .


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The joy of carrying the beauty of fruit with you
As fruit grows for a new season,
We can also feel the joy of continuing to grow.


Fruits River


Pyrus communis L. 'Chapin'



Malus pumila Mill. 'Fuji'



Vitis vinifera 'Cabernet Sauvignon'



Prunus salicinca Lindl. 'Shiho'



Vitis vinifera 'Riesling'



Wreath of Grapes








- Exhibition Information -


A fruit farmer's perspective - Portrait of fruit -

An orchardist's perspective
~ Portraits of fruits ~
Masumi Shiohara Photo Exhibition

February 16, 2024 (Friday) - February 29, 2024 (Thursday)
*February 20th (Tuesday) is a closed day for Ginza Place, so it will be closed every day during the exhibition period. Admission is free.

Sony Imaging Gallery Ginza
6th floor, Ginza Place, 5-8-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (directly connected to Exit A4 of Tokyo Metro Ginza Station)
TEL 03-3571-7606




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