Shintaro Sato was born in 1969 in Tokyo, and graduated from Tokyo College of Photography in 1992 and Waseda University School of Letters Arts and Sciences in 1995. After working as a staff cameraman for Kyodo News for 7 years, he left there in 2001 and has been a freelance photographer since. In 2008, Sato’s Tokyo Twilight Zone was published by Seigensha to great acclaim, and earlier this year Sato received the 2009 Newcomer’s Award from the Photographic Society of Japan. The above photo comes from Sato’s current work-in-progress, centering on the Tokyo Sky Tree broadcasting tower currently being built in Tokyo’s Sumida Ward.
Please also see our Interview with Shintaro Sato.