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Komachi Masahiro

Portrait of old American car and model in Cuba cityscape
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MASAHIRO KOMACHI

Biography

Born
in Tokyo
1987
Graduated from Tokyo College of Photography
1994
Established Latin Komachi Masahiro Photo Office

Member of Japan Professional Photographers Society

Since he was a student at a photography school, he has published photographs in various fields. In 1991, he visited one day when he met Cuba, and his feelings made him visit many times after that.
Published his first photo book in 1996 from “MARIPOSA … Mariposa” (written by Ryu Murakami) T2 Publishing, and held his first solo exhibition with the same title in the same year. Articles were published in numerous newspapers and magazines, including the Asahi Shimbun Feuilleton, and attracted a lot of attention.

After that, he went to Brazil, and after several years, he is planning a photo book “Oh’~ samba (tentative title)” centered on Rio de Janeiro. As a culmination, in December 2000, a large photo exhibition in Cuba and Brazil, which had been taken for many years, was held at Shinjuku Park Hyatt 2F and 3F under the title of “Thoughts for Latin”.

On Sky Perfect TV’s Travel Channel (ch.277), he will be the navigator and will introduce the fascinating spots of Cuba from the photographer’s eyes for two hours in the first part and the second part under the title “Man fascinated by Latin”. As a leading person who expresses the charm of Cuba through photography, he continues to shoot.

Not limited to Cuban photographs, he has been actively involved in photographs of people, and has published a large number of talent and actress photo books.
In addition, still life photography such as catalogs is also done with original expressions.


Photo albumRelease yearLocation / shooting
“MARIPOSA”
Essay: Ryu Murakami
1996Cuba
“Yoko Hoshi ~ FANDANGO ~”1999Spain
2000 Girl
Mai Saito
2000Japan
“Eri Nitta ~ JAMBO! ~”2000África (Kenia)
Erika Toda
Secret Najumon
2001Japan
“Rie Yamaguchi-Angel”2001Los Angeles
Tokyo nude2002 Japan
Kimiko Ikegami ~ Active ~2004 New York
“Gajumaru”2008Okinawa

Cover of photo book "Mariposa"
“MARIPOSA” Essay: Ryu Murakami
1996
Cuba
Cover of Yoko Hoshi's photo book "Fandango"
“Yoko Hoshi ~ FANDANGO ~”
1999
Spain
Mai Saito Photobook "2000 Girl" Cover
2000 Girl Mai Saito
2000
Japan
Eri Nitta Photobook "JUMBO" cover
“Eri Nitta ~ JAMBO! ~”
2000
África (Kenia)
Erika Toda Photobook "Secret Spell" Cover
Erika Toda Secret Najumon
2001
Japan
Rie Yamaguchi Photobook "Anjel" cover
“Rie Yamaguchi-Angel”
2001
Los Angeles
Cover of photobook "TOKYO NUDE"
Tokyo nude
2002
Japan
Kimiko Ikegami ・ Photobook "Active" cover
Kimiko Ikegami~ Active ~
2004
New York
Cover of photo book "Gajumaru"
“Gajumaru”
2008
Okinawa
Photo exhibition venue
MARIPOSA ~ Mariposa ~1996
Feelings for LatinShinjuku Park HyattDecember 2000
Salsa CUBAShinjuku Southern Terrace April 2002
“Gajumaru”Okinawa World Cave CafeMarch-October 2009
Photo Exhibition "Thoughts for Cuba": At Omotesando Quest Gallery
1996
Photo Exhibition "Thoughts for Latin": At Shinjuku Park Hyatt
December 2000
Shinjuku Park Hyatt
Photo exhibition "Salsa CUBA": at Shinjuku Southern Terrace
April 2002
Shinjuku Southern Terrace

"Gajumaru" photo exhibition held at the Valley of Gangala Cave Cafe (Cave Cafe)
March-October 2009
Okinawa World Cave Cafe