Masafumi Shirakami

The photographer, Masafumi Shirakami, still clearly remembers the dream-like time embraced by the sea of light while lying on the ground of a civic stadium as a child. And somewhere down the line, he began to travel with his camera and tripod around various seas of light. At first he engrossed in releasing, but at some point he felt incompleteness something different. He considers that a number of photographic expression is not so much as inspiring as the condensation of time by a long exposure. Things that are stationary only exist quietly, and moving objects change their form intensely. The lump of iron is softly distorted like molten wax, and the ungraspable light records its trajectory as if it proves momentary presence. By applying artificial blur during exposure, a stationary body becomes relatively a moving one, furthermore it applied a dimension-restricted blur turn into a complex transfiguration that transcends human perception. Occasionally, a thick bunch of trees grows like ancient conifers, the heartbeat of the fetus floating in amniotic fluid overlaps with the hippocampus synapse, and as a meteor wandering in the sea of light a submarine carrier loom over a deep sea. By interweaving of macroscopic and microscopic spun without control, unnoticed viewers are asked ever so slightly about the life activity.



1975 Born in Tokyo

1999 Graduated from The Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Meisei University

2001 Graduated from VFX Creator Major, Digital Hollywood (vocational school)

2009 The 27th batch of students at Satoru Watabe Photography Workshop 2B


【Solo Exhibition】

2008 "Summer Clouds and Tide - Glow of the southern country -" in Ebina

2011 "Sea of Light" at Nikon Salon in Ginza

2012 "Sea of Light" at ART FOR THOUGHT in Ginza

2014 "3D Photo" at Setagaya Art Museum

2017 "Boundary Phase" at ART FOR THOUGHT in Ginza

2018 "Sea of Light Vol.3" at GALLERY b.TOKYO in Ginza


【Group Exhibition】

2019 New Artist Unit Exhibition at The National Art Center in Roppongi

2019 "What is Sense?" at HOKUBU Memorial Art Gallery in Sapporo

2019 Artexpo New York (Gallery KITAI) in New York 

2019 "Spectrum 2019" at GALLERY ART POINT in Ginza



2017 placed at Art Olyimpia

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