I'm a hobby photographer and event organizer based in Tokyo.

Coming from a family of Brazilian painters, I grew up in Rio admiring my uncle's hyper-realistic portraits of people and animals, and competing with my cousin on who drew the most colorful faces.

Moving later to Brasilia, Geneva, Bogota, Brussels, Bonn and Berlin, I enjoyed watching local crafts and pop-cultures from different countries, and how Visual Art was a international language that everyone spoke.

My passion for taking photos began when arriving in Tokyo in 2006, where I immediately fell in love with the city's attention to beauty in every detail, and the works of '70s Japanese contemporary photography.

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

Now I enjoy photography on spare-time, working with artists from different creative talents, and organizing together group exhibits in art and music events around town.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you want to collab together!


Ricardo. Shoto Shibuya, Tokyo

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