Ricardo Piras is a Brazilian Italian photographer based in Tokyo.
Coming from a family of avid painters and travelers, Ricardo first grew up in Rio de Janeiro, where he enjoyed drawing messy colorful sketches of people and sport cars with his cousin, while his uncle built incredible hyper-realistic paintings in the other side of the room.
Later from his early to late teens, Ricardo moved to Bogotá, Geneva, Brussels, Bonn and Berlin, and got into different pop-cultures that were trending in each country; Belgian comics, 90's Japanese anime dubbed in French, German BRAVO magazine...
While at times learning a new language was a bit challenging, life abroad taught him that Art was an international dialect that everyone spoke naturally.
His passion for photography began after moving to Japan in 2006. Ricardo immediately fell in love with the country's attention to beauty in every detail, but also with the free-minded abstract works of late '60's "Provoke" photographers who shared the idea; "One can capture what cannot be expressed in words".
Ricardo graduated in Arts at Temple University Japan in 2014, specializing in Photography and Film Making, and MBA at Globis University in 2017.
He currently enjoys photography on spare-time, working with artists from different creative talents, and organizing group exhibits.