Shusei Sato


Shusei Sato Photographer

Tell us a bit about yourself

I was born in Fukushima,currently based in Tokyo,Japan.I find inspiration in paintings, music, and movies, but my most creative ideas come from my childhood memories and dreams. I love to make collaborative work people who motivate each other. My friends, musicians, designers, and performers. They're helping my creativity as well. I try to create works that move people's hearts.

Tell us about one of your favourite projects and what inspired you to do it

A project about prayer.The start was big earthquake of 3•11. That hit my hometown and many important people became victims of the tsunami. Since then I have been praying my own way.

What are you working on at the moment?

I am working to convey the beauty of kimono to the world.

Who are your biggest influencers in the industry?

Rovert Mapplethorpe.

What was the last thing that inspired you?

It's a movie "The Dark Crystal".

Tell us why it's important for you to have a portfolio website

I think it is necessary for people who want to see my work and for people who don't know me to know about my work.

As a photographer what are your tips in building a portfolio website?

I think the top image that jumps into your eyes the moment you see the page is more important than anything else. By arranging the images that I want to convey the most and the impressive images, I can invite visitors to my world view.

How do you market yourself?

I've never marketed myself before, but Corona changed my mindset. I started Portfoliobox and SNS to create a place to get to know me more. However, these are only recently started, and I feel that they are still not enough. The most important task is to increase the number of works to be shown, so we are currently working on several works.

Why do you use Portfoliobox?

I thought Portfoliobox was the best for me because it allows me to create a site instantly with a simple and beautiful template. 

Visit Shusei's website for more inspiration and don't forget to follow him on Instagram.

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