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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 2018
ND Awards HONORABLE MENTIONS
Spider Awards Nominee
PDN Perspectives - PhotoPlus Expo 2018 Contest 1st Place
IPA(INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS) 1st Place
IPA Philippines 3rd Place
PDN TASTE Personal Work 1st place
MONOVISIONS PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS, 2018 HONORABLE MENTIONS
Photographer’s Forum Magazine Best of Photography Contest HONORABLE MENTIONS
The FENCE 2018 Food winner
PDN Exposure Photography Award Winner
MIFA(MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS)New Talent of the Year Award
TIFA(TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS) 1st place
SONY World Photography Awards 2018 Open Shortlist Still Life
FAPA(FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS ) Nominee
ONE EYELAND AWARDS 2017 Silver×7 Bronze×1
IGPOTY competition11 Portfolio : Highly Commended
IPOTY 2017 Honorable Mentions*3