/ 2020 / Advertising / Food

Identification of fruits

  • Prize
    Silver in Advertising/Food, Gold in Advertising/Catalogues
  • Photographer
    Masumi Shiohara
  • Credit
    ©Copyright2020MasumiShiohara.All Rights Reserved.

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. However, not all fruit can be considered an object of beauty, in terms of its shape or leaf distribution.

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. However, not all fruit can be considered an object of beauty, in terms of its shape or leaf distribution. Daily tending of plants which is done all year round, as well as weather conditions that change on a yearly basis result in annual variations in the final quality of products.
The impetus for embarking on this style: This orchard provides materials to artists for the purpose of "Botanical Art". I came up with the concept of expressing "Botanical Art" through photographs which led to the creation of this artwork.

Botanical art is said to have originated in an era when photographs were non-existent, beginning with graphic illustrations used in natural history and herbalism to distinguish between medicinal herbs. It was necessary to accurately depict the various characteristics of plants in order to distinguish between similar varieties of herbs. Herbalism evolved into botany and this led to the depiction of multiple plants as collections in botanical gardens. Eventually, these exquisitely depicted drawings and their beauty came to be treated as a form of artwork in its own right and this art form has been passed down in an unbroken line to the present generation.

Awards 2021
Honorable Mention: Monochrome Awards 2020, Conceptual

2020
Shortlist: Sony World Photography Awards 2020/Japan Awards, Open Competition, Still Life Category
Gold: Budapest International Foto Awards (BIFA) 2020, Professional, Portfolio-Food
Silver: Budapest International Foto Awards (BIFA) 2020, Professional, Portfolio-Advertising
Silver: Budapest International Foto Awards (BIFA) 2020, Professional, Advertising-Food
Bronze: Budapest International Foto Awards (BIFA) 2020, Professional, Nature-Flowers
2nd Place: International Photography Awards 2020:Professional/Fine Art-Still life
2nd Place: International Photography Awards 2020:Professional/ Advertising-Conceptual
Gold: Prix de la Photographie, Paris (PX3) 2020, Professional, Advertising/Catalogues
Silver: Prix de la Photographie, Paris (PX3) 2020, Professional, Advertising / Food
Finalist: Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Award 2020, Pink Lady® Apple a Day Category
Honorable Mention: MONOVISIONS AWARDS 2020, Fine Art Category
Nominee1: Fine Art photography Awards FAPA 2019/2020, Open Theme
Nominee2: Fine Art photography Awards FAPA 2019/2020, Open Theme
Nominee: SpiderAwards15th, Amateur/Still life
Honorable Mention: CHROMATIC AWARDS, Professional, Still Life
Honorable Mention: CHROMATIC AWARDS, Professional, Fine Art
Honorable Mention: CHROMATIC AWARDS, Professional, Conceptual
Honorable Mention: ND AWARDS 2020, Professional, Nature–Other
Gold: Moscow International Foto Awards2020, Non-Professional, Advertising-Food
Gold: Moscow International Foto Awards2020, Non-Professional, Portfolio-Food
Bronze: Moscow International Foto Awards2020, Non-Professional, Science-Other
Bronze: ONE EYELAND AWARDS 2019, Non-Professional, Advertising/Catalogues
Bronze: ONE EYELAND AWARDS 2019, Non-Professional, Advertising/Food
Bronze: ONE EYELAND AWARDS 2019, Non-Professional, Fine Art/Still life