Masako Sato live in Tokyo, Japan
Masako is the mountain photographer.
I have climbed the North Alps in Japan, to explore the World of Mountain Lineation and to shoot the documentary photography on the activities of the international mountain guide in Japan and Europe since the summit of Mont Blanc in the summer of 2017.
My main objective is to establish the new style of the mountain landscape as mountain photographer. My interest has recently expanded to the relationship between mountains and people. The mountain guides are very important but their status in Japan are low position comparing with the guide in Europe. I've started taking the documentary on them to improve and promote their activities.
My two primary works are "Mountain Lineation”, which the sensitive play between light & shadow and the contrast between rocks and snow draw the lineation on these mountains, and "Melt" which showcase the melting glaciers in the European Alps and Iceland.