Masao Yamamoto was born in 1957 in Gamagori City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. Originally trained as painter, he is nevertheless known for his small photographs with frayed edges and color additions. Yamamoto's work, often described as photographic haiku, has a strong power of silence and suggestion that is typical in traditional Japanese aesthetics. Yamamoto's work is exhibited and included in many public and private collection nationally and internationally including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA, The International Center of Photography, New YorK, NY and the Sir Elton John Collection.
Masao Yamamoto is featured in Sanbusaku 1 三部作