Hiroshi Watanabe was born in Sapporo, Japan. He graduated from Department of Photography at Nihon University, moving to Los Angeles shortly after, becoming involved in the production of TV commercials, eventually working as a producer, later establishing his own production company. In 1995 his passion for photography rekindled, and since then he has traveled worldwide extensively, photographing what he finds intriguing at that moment and place. In 2000 he closed the production company in order to devote himself to the art and became a full time photographer.?Since then, his work has been exhibited and published in many parts of the world. His work is in the collection of several musuems.