UPY2021 Portrait Category Winnar


This is the work when I was the first Japanese to win the portrait category of UPY2021.
It’s a portrait of an Asian sheepshead wrasse, but I focused on how to convey the three-dimensional appearance and texture of the bumps on the head, which are the most distinctive features, and the powerful face. The Asian sheepshead wrasse has no head bumps when it is born and is a female, but as it gets older, it changes sex to a male and the head bumps grow larger. The shooting location is off Hasama, Tateyama City, Chiba Prefecture.