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Wataru Bob Shimosato: Profile + Interview

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Wataru Bob Shimosato: Interview


The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength


Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

Just the guy with long hair who doesn’t like to follow the masses.

Why do you do what you do?

Because this makes something new and fun always.

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

Actually I started my own street style blog for fun, and one of magazine editors in Japan asked me to shoot for them. I didn’t expect that photography became my main work, but things just happened like this and I’ve kept following the flow since then.


Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

Surviving in this industry and in NY.


Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

To become who I am right now, I don’t think somebody inspired me because I started doing this for fun at the beginning and today is an extension of it. However I’m really happy if somebody gets inspirations from me.

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

Being shy makes nothing fun. Well, it’s still very hard for me not to be shy all the time, but I’m trying not to be.

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

I have some upcoming projects and plans but let me please keep them secret yet. Needless to say, I’ve been doing what I like and will do the same way on the nice flows.

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

Have at least 1 strong point, don’t be average.

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

Thank you very much for this opportunity!



Wataru Bob Shimosato: Profile


Full name

Wataru “Bob” Shimosato



Place of Birth? (city, country)

Nagano, Japan

Where you live now? (city, country)

Queens, NY

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

Nagano, Japan

First Language?


What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)


How long have you been doing it?

Since December 2010

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Nujabes

Fav Clothing brand

Yohji Yamamoto, BLESS

Fav Sport to watch

Tennis, Snowboard

Fav Sport to play

Tennis, Snowboard





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