Masashi Ohtsu
Photography, New York New York United States
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Brief Summary
Masashi Ohtsu was born in Osaka, Japan, raised in New York, and holds a BFA in Photography, from Parsons School of Design. He is the co-founder of bmm art & computer, a web design, development, and consulting company founded in 1994. His background includes experience in photography, video, design, audio, and the fine arts. Masashi’s work has been featured in art exhibitions, site specific installations, and has been published domestically and abroad.

Masashi has worked on a number of documentary film projects, such as The Black Crowes: Cabin Fever, an innovative profile of the highly regarded music group. He is also spearheading an independent music label, buddhafunk, which, to date, has released Wet Pinkey and A Soundtrack to an Imaginary Film.
Andrew Marc
Akka Paris
Bike Magazine
Bookstream Inc.
Cardiac Records
Cosmopolitan Japan
Depeche Mode
Ear Magazine
Girl Loves Boy Salon
Interview Magazine
Island Records
Mark Ribot
Marie Claire
Ongaku Senka Magazine
Pasqual Marais shoes Paris
Rolling Stone Magazine
The Black Crowes
The Face Magazine
Vertigo Magazine
Viva Rock Magazine
Vogue Mexico
Yumi Katsura Bridal

Professional Experience
Masashi Ohtsu

Work Experience

Bmm art & computer 1995 – Present


Web designer, project coordinator, consultant, media solutions for web, still photography, video, and audio. Customer support duties include the ongoing maintenance of web sites for existing clients as well as troubleshooting, researching and recommending technological updates.


Andrew Marc: Designer clothing label – website, photography, video
Warren-Tricomi Salon: High end Beauty Salon - web design, consulting
Top Hat Imagewear: Designer uniforms for the hospitality industry – web design, consulting
Bob Rock Studio: Photo Rental studio – web design, consulting
The Black Crowes: Music band – Co-director, videographer, editor for Cabin Fever, a documentary film, website supporting film
Flickable: Beauty products – videographer
The Teagle Foundation: Philanthropic organization for higher education – web design, video
ACLS: American Council of Learned Societies – design, consulting, video
The Original Wailers: Music band – web design

Buddhafunk 2001 - Present

Founder Record label – recording artist, audio engineer, producer, and creative director


Wet Pinkey: music album A Soundtrack to an Imaginary Film: music album
Niku Jaga: music video
Cars and Traffic in the Distance: music video
Wading in Water: music video
Ode to Indian Nation: music video

Masashi Ohtsu Photography 1987 – 1995

Partial Client List

Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine, Cosmopolitan Japan, Ear Magazine, Graphis Magazine, Marie Claire, Rolling Stone Magazine, Yumi Katsura Bridal, Viva Rock Magazine, Vogue Mexico
Education Parsons School of Design: BFA, Photography, 1987 Awards: Nikon Fashion Focus Award

Tech Skills
Mac OS X and Windows, HTML, CSS, FTP

Adobe Bridge, Photoshop, Media viewer, Phase One, Illustrator, Flash, Quark, Medialab Sitegrinder Pro, Microsoft Expressions, Apple Final Cut Pro, Compressor, Color, Avid ProTools, Propellerhead Reason.

Studio and location photography, (35mm, medium format, large format, digital cameras), traditional film and silver printing, Super 8mm and 16 mm movie cameras, video cameras, fluent in English and Japanese.

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