Shintaro Shiratori exhibition "bo"
Shiratori became freelance via birth, Shiseido, photograph department of HAKUHODO in Matsumoto-shi, Nagano in 1947. We dealt with advertisement of various genres after 20 generations without choosing person, scenery, subject including product as advertisement photographer to this day and won many prizes for universal photography sense not to depend on the times. We serve and work as chairperson of association of Japanese advertisement photographer (APA) and play an active part now.
As for this exhibition, you see portrait of 120 celebrities playing an active part in musician and athlete, each field including artist including various places of actor on behalf of Japan from collection of photographs "bo KAO swan photo studio" which we published in 1999 titled "bo".
Shiratori was born as the fourth generation of "swan photo studio" which ticked away histories more than 100 years in Matsumoto, but advanced to way of advertisement photographer without it being to inheritor of photo studio. It seems like genre that is different in advertisement photograph which leads the times, and creates the fashion and photograph of photo studio leaving turning point and fine weather figure of the life at all, but, as for thought and the passion to hang in one piece of photograph both, there is always common part.
The parents' house might say to Shiratori who came facing subject with photo studio, and, with faith to "catch target fine figure" as advertisement photographer, there was special contemplation for portrait. We returned to the origin of photograph as photo studio while making use of technique and experience that we cultivated in advertisement photograph, and feeling to want to take portrait which subject was pleased with was opportunity when this work was born.
Put together in each person's individuality, and, on the basis of writing to let detail of outline and hair of bo rise softly, minutely well-thought light and composition confront so far various subjects and will be thing only by him who loaded experience.
From portrait which captured Masahiko Tsugawa (actor), Mari Natsuki (actress), Taro Okamoto (artist), Hanae Mori (designer), Shigeo Nagashima (baseball player), Makoto Shiina (writer), expression of bo including Eikichi Yazawa (musician), strength of will to dwell in eyes and charm of wrinkle ticked away are projected and can learn directionality of the life that we walked before the person reaches in now.
It is portrait work of adult letting you feel the life that drew human nature that not only beauty of appearance of various places that were valid solely for the way in each field but also the person has from the inside.
Shintaro Shiratori (shiratorishintarou)
It was born in Matsumoto-shi, Nagano for 1,947 years. After national Chiba University department of engineering photograph engineering department graduation, we establish swan photograph office via Shiseido Co.,Ltd. publicity department photograph department, Hakuhodo photograph department (existing Hakuhodo products) in 1989. Japan Photographers Society (JPS) member. We act as chairperson of association of nonprofit foundation Japan advertisement photographer (APA) from 2008.