Shinya Masuda’s work makes visual the complexity of familial relationships. Carrying on family traditions while claiming a self-determined path has long been the subject of novels and films. Masuda uses the objects in his daily life that signify relationship and the conflicting way of love, enmity, and reconciliation.
Shinya Masuda was born in Nagoya, Japan in 1965.
He graduated from Nagano Art and Design School in Visual Communication Design.
Formerly a chef and trained by the renowned photographer HASHi, he now works as a professional photographer in Tokyo.
His project, HANAFUDA SHOUZOKU, is ongoing.