When scenery is hazy or obscured by thick fog, scenery is created within every viewer through the power of imagination, mingling things that exist yet cannot be seen with things that appear to exist yet do not. Many people find fog-enshrouded scenes beautiful because people are essentially creatures that seek out beauty.
Born in Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture in 1963, lives in Koga City.
Image Labo Photoschool 72nd graduate in 2018.
16th BIEAF 2018 Asia Graphics Olympiad Special Award in 2018.
Hakata Ward Culture and Art Exhibition Encouragement Award in 2019.
Active in Fukuoka, mainly in the Image Labo Photoschool Forum and Exhibitions.
In Masato Tanaka’s photographs, which are very peaceful and beautiful, we see objects slowly emerging from the mist. It returns you to a sense of a slower time, or of travel by boat, where objects have to be allowed to unveil themselves in their own time.