Tamotsu Kido was born in 1974 in Mie Prefecture. He studied oil painting at Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music. Despite the lack of a formal course in photography at the university, Kido soon transitioned to producing photographs instead of paintings under the guidance of the artist Nobuya Hitsuda.
Kido’s photographs explore the idea of symmetry in natural objects, such as landscapes and most recently the bodies of animals. His work was shown at Galerie Tokyo Humanité during August 2010.