About me

​​​I'm a hobby Art and Fashion photographer with a penchant for natural and unique compositions found in a daily Tokyo metropolitan life.


Born from a family of Brazilian-Italian painters, I grew up admiring my uncle's super-realist compositions filled with stories, and my cousins' colorful fantasy-like portraits.

​I then had the chance to move around South America, Europe and East Asia, and directly see various visual art making styles and approaches from different cultures.

When moving to Japan in 2006, I immediately fell in love with the country's attention to beauty in every detail, but also in complete contrast, with the pioneering abstract works of '60s/’70s Japanese Street Photography.


I later graduated in Arts in 2014 at Temple University Japan, where I focused in Digital and Film Art Photography, and MBA in 2017 at Globis University.​


Now based in Tokyo, I enjoy photography on spare-time, working with friends and artists from different creative talents, sometimes organizing together various group exhibits, dj/music events, and mostly fusions of both.



Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to work together!

For inquiries

Ricardo. Shoto Shibuya, Tokyo

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