/ 2021 / Advertising / Food

Farmer improvisation

  • Prize
    Silver in Advertising/Food, Bronze in Advertising/Calendar
  • Photographer
    Masumi Shiohara
  • Credit
    Masumi Shiohara

I am a fruit farmer. There is work throughout the year to grow fruits. I don't have much else to do, so I'm fantasizing while working. I wonder if anything interesting can be done with what is in front of me-mostly fruit. I think that people around me think that I am a stranger. But now it's fun because it can be made into a photographic work and released to the world.

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

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