Biography - Toru Kasuya Photography

Biography


Biography

1970
Born in Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
1991
Graduated from Kanagawa Prefectural Junior College for Industrial Technology
2005
Acquired a diving license, PADI Divemaster, at Cebu Island, the Philippines. Started underwater photography.
2006-
As a side pursuit, he took underwater photographs, consuming 100 to 150 tanks per year. His main diving locale is Osezaki, Shizuoka Prefecture. Other locales are Shiretoko Rausu and Hakodate Usujiri, Hokkaido, and Notojima, Ishikawa Prefecture.
2017
Left his job and started working as a professional photographer.

Award

2015
Awarded second place at Ose Photo Contest
Awarded first place in the Fantastic Photographers Award, 2015 in the “Movement” category of the Tokyo Camera Club
2016
Won an Excellence Award in the ‘Nature’ category of the 5th Nikkei National Geographic Photography Award
Awarded a prize in the category of ‘Oceans’ at Nature’s Best Photography Asia
Won an Excellence Award in the ‘Nature of Japan’ Photo Contest
2017
Won the grand prize in the 6th Nikkei National Geographic Photography Award

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