Tatsuya Sato




Tatsuya Sato


Japanese, born 1952

Tatsuya Sato

Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan.

Tatsuya Sato's artistic background is learning from the people, books & films, local galleries, and nature on the road.
Much of his work has been inspired by the Beat Generation, their works and concepts.




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In the meantime, Tatsuya felt a growing need to spend time on his own work. He decreased his commercial commitments, and concentrated more and more on his personal work.
His journey began at the age of 22 when he felt that "to see myself", with a Nikon F (35mm film camera) and later on having a Leica M3 & MP4.




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One may take with an everyday occurrence and an unexpected occurrence. And through his lens the ordinary becomes extraordinary and poetic. He confers moods and emotions upon everyday subjects or scenes which he captures in a mystery of lights & shadows reflect a perspective of relationship between people, society and the natural world by internal images.




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Setting out in the open for a poetic itinerary where the song of his sensitivity happily coexists with both his images and his soul.

What his ultimate and true objective, is to develope a consummate eye for photographs, even more than photography itself.







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Tatsuya Sato / recommended books
Animal Crackers

With bravura storytelling, daring imagination, and fierce narrative control, this dazzling debut introduces that rare writer who finds humanity in our most unconventional behavior, and the humor beneath our darkest impulses. The cover photographed by Tatsuya Sato. Hannah Tinti is the author of the short story collection Animal Crackers and co-founder and editor in chief of One Story magazine.


Diminished democracy

Theda Skocpol is the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and past president of the American Political Science Association. The cover photographed by Tatsuya Sato.




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