This week on the blog, we talk to Masataka Inada, a Japanese photographer who loves to capture starry nights and the beauty of nature in his country!

A short interview with 13 photos in full resolution powered by Prodibi!

A few words about you, how did you start photography?

I started photography when I was a university student.

One of the first photographs I took was a cherry tree, and unexpectedly, it was reproduced in an article of a local newspaper. Since then, I became much more enthusiastic and professional when it comes to taking pictures.

Did you try other photography styles? Or landscape photography has always been your favorite one?

Yes, I did, but the landscape genre is my favorite one. I have also tried recently to shoot more portrait photography.

What was your favorite photography trip?

My favorite photography trip was Kozu island in Japan. I went there to see the stars with a friend of mine.

Massive stars spread all over our head. That was amazing.

Are you inspired by the work of other photographers or directors, artists?

Yes, I was inspired a lot by Kagaya who is an astronomy photographer and Hideaki Hamada who is a film photographer.

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About your photography gears, what are your favorite tools?

I use a Nikon D750 camera and sometimes a Mamiya 7.

Do you have projects for the future like workshops, personal series or travels?

No, I don’t have an ongoing project in particular, but I want to hold more exhibitions in the future.

To see more from Masataka:

His Website

All photographs copyright Masataka Inada and used with his permission.

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