About | Bio

Masato Ninomiya is a self-taught photographer born in Tokyo and based in Kanagawa, Japan. He is a landscape photographer. He works on personal photographic projects. His interests are focusing on the reborn landscape in Kanagawa (including a history of Kanagawa) and the relationship with nature and the environment. It is an objective view of the current landscape as well as photo archive for the future. And sometimes, a landscape based on his personal history and roots. He likes medium format film photography for these landscape projects, and he sometimes takes black and white photographs. All his black and white photographs were home developed by himself. His photographs were featured on Phases Magazine, Landscape Stories Magazine blog, New Landscape Photography, Don’t take pictures (photo of the day) and Incandescent zine, etc. At one point, He was a contributor to Getty Images Japan, and he took a correspondence course in art education at the university.


Contact : info[at]still-life.jp

*Sorry, I don’t have a Facebook/LinkedIn/Twitter account. And my English isn’t so good so feel free to ask me if there is anything unclear.


Award (Shortlisted) | Photography Competition
2021 URBANAUTICA Institute Awards 2020 Shortlisted
Series ‘Coastline’
Asolo, Italy
2019 International Photography Grant 2019 NOMINEE: Landscape
Series ‘Wintertag’
London, UK


Featured | Contemporary Photography Platform
2021 Landscape Stories Magazine Series ‘Coastline’ Treviso, IT
2020 In Conversation With Series ‘Borderland’ London, UK
2020 International Photography Magazine Series ‘Wintertag’ London, UK
2020 Landscape Stories Magazine Series ‘Wintertag’ Treviso, IT
2020 Landscape Stories Magazine Series ‘Borderland’ Treviso, IT
2020 of the land & us Series ‘Wintertag’ Croydon, UK
2019 New Landscape Photography Series ‘Wintertag’ New York, US
2019 SEEN Magazine Series ‘Wintertag’ Lille, FR
2019 Don’t Take Pictures | Photo of the day from the series ‘Wintertag’ New York, US
2019 Phases Magazine Series ‘Wintertag’ Paris, FR
2016 | In a clearing | Series ‘Wintertag’ Amsterdam, NL


Featured | Publication
2021 Soft magazine n.00 by Soft magazine Treviso, Italy
2020 Goldenrod Issue 01 by Goldenrod Editions New York, US
2020 Incandescent Issue 17 by Pine Island Press Oregon, US
2017 Eyescape Magazine Special Issue ‘CONNECTIONS’
2011 TOKYO-GA Photobook for restoration assistance following the 3.11 Great East Japan Earthquake Tokyo, JP


Photo Archive Project
2021 Covid Pictures / Archive 1750-2000 Oregon, US
2020 Covid Pictures / Archive 1000-1250 Oregon, US
2020 Covid Pictures / Archive 750-1000 Oregon, US
2020 Covid Pictures / Archive 1-250 Oregon, US


Exhibition / Portfolio review
2020 HIDDEN HISTORIES online virtual exhibition by In Conversation With London, UK
2013 Solo photo exhibition at Shibuya ANTENNA Tokyo, JP
2010 Yokohama Photo Festival, Portfolio review entries Kanagawa, JP


Featured | Single photo on Instagram
2020 URBANAUTICA Institute
Pic of the day Dec.03
2020 People Sleeping in the World *Curated by Shin Noguchi -san
2020 Revelateurs Magazine Liege, BE
2019 BROAD Magazine
Friday Feature
Vancouver, CA
2019 FotoRoom Italy
2019 Post Evidence Magazine Greece
2019 Drive-By Film Indiana, US
2019 allcitiesarebeautiful
Berlin, DE


Featured | Lifestyle Magazine
2010 homeland magazine Interview : Culture and ART Fujian, CN


Client work and Support activities
WAO project
Toppan Printing Co.,Ltd
2013 Go Green Market E&K Promotions and KEIO Corporation
2013 Rustic Wedding E&K Promotions and KEIO Corporation
2012 The Design Of Understanding Photo contributed to Getty Images UK
2011 Click! Real Japan Video interview by Getty Images Japan
2011 fraction magazine Japan Created an official account on Facebook/Twitter | Volunteer activities
Portrait Musical actress Kazumi Abiko, Woodwind Quintet Ensemble fem, etc.


Education / Take a seminar
2013 Correspondence course at the Kyoto university of art and design
2012 Photographers Forum at VACANT by Getty Images Japan
2010 ‘Photo market in the US’ at Gallery COSMOS by Yoichi Nagata
Photo Lab. Assistant
QSS2901 operator
at Atsugi Color Processing Laboratory
2006 Photographer Assistant at Sugiyama Studio


Author © Masato Ninomiya
Tokyo 2020, Coastline: Translated by Michael Normoyle and Yoshiko Furuhashi at M&Y Translations.
Borderland, Wintertag: Translated by Natsuka Watanabe and Natsuho Taira.
All rights reserved. Reproduction in any form without written permission is strictly forbidden.