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About Cash

Major magazines published photographer Cash Umemura photographs celebrities, actors and Olympics athletes.
   
  Born in Shiga, Japan
1985-88 Member, Track and Field Club
1987 7th Place winner of the 400 meter relay nationwide Japan
1988 PENTAX photo contest Highest Award
1989 Subsequently continued studies with the master of photography, Fumio Takahashi, Japan
1991 Graduated Photography at Santa Monica College, and then attended UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, California, USA
1992 Staff photographer for AZU LIFE Corp (Photography / Commercial), Tokyo, Japan
1992 Photographed in Germany, Spain and France, Kao Corporation
1992-95 Assistant photographer for the master of photography Yoshihiro Tatsuki, Tokyo, Japan
1995-97 Chief assistant photographer for the master of photography Yoshihiro Tatsuki, Tokyo, Japan
1995 Photographed in Tibet, Chengdu, Beijing and Shanghai, China
1997 Became a freelance photographer
1997 Publication: "ENGAKUJI SHOREIIN TEMPLE ZEN ART" (photobook) photographs by Cash Umemura
1998 Film "AS GOOD AS IT GETS" Ad campaign, Sony Pictures Entertainment
1998 Publication: "BABY PIGS" (photobook) photographs by Cash Umemura
1998 Founded the Cash Umemura Studio in Los Angeles
2000 Film "BROTHER" Ad campaign, Shochiku
2001 Publication: "Naoko Takahashi & Lidia Simon, Kakehiki" photographs by Cash Umemura, text by Katsuyuki Kuroi, Shinchosha
2004 USPTO Trademarks: "EOS1", "E O S 1" and "EOS1.COM" Registered
2004 Publication: "HEKOTARERU MONKAI" photographs by Cash Umemura, text by Yoshio Koide, Gentosha
2005 USPTO Trademarks: "EOS 1" and "EOS-1" Registered
2006 Publication: "Naoko Takahashi - Dreams come true" photographs by Cash Umemura, text by Katsuyuki Kuroi, Gakken
   
   

[Clients]
Asahi Shimbun, L.L.Bean, ASATSU, INC., MAGAZINE HOUSE, LTD., Bungeishunju Ltd., Mainichi Newspapers Co., Canon, MaxFactor Japan, DENTSU INC., Mitsubishi Corporation, Diners Club Japan, Nippon Bunka Publishing Co., Ltd., Fuji Film, Nippon Television Network Corp.(NTV), Hachette Fujingaho, Shinchosha Co., Intelligence Publishing Co., Ltd., Shogakukan, J.Walter Thompson Japan Ltd., PLAYBOY(JAPAN)/SHUEISHA, INC., Japan Broadcasting Corp., SHOKO CHUKIN BANK, Kansai Telecasting Corp.(KTV), Sony Pictures Entertainment, Kao Corporation, Sumitomo Bank, Kobunsha, Takarajima, Inc., Kodansha Ltd., TBS BRITANNICA Co, Ltd., KONICA MINOLTA HOLDINGS,INC., Toei Co.,Ltd., KUROSAWA ENTERPRISES USA, Yomiuri Shimbun

[Actors]
Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Sofia Coppola, Mickey Rourke, and more...

[Sports]
Mike Piazza, Tiger Woods, Laura Baugh, Michael Jordan, Carl Lewis, Laila Ali, Rob Machado, Hideo Nomo, Shigetoshi Hasegawa, Naoko Takahashi, Suzu Chiba, and more...

 

高校時代は陸上競技部に所属し、全国高校総体400mR、7位のメンバー。在学中より、二科会会員、花の会会長、写真家 高橋扶臣男氏に師事。二科会名誉理事 故・鶴岡義雄画伯は親戚にあたる。米国カリフォルニア州サンタモニカ大学 写真学部卒業後、カリフォルニア大学ロサンゼルス校、そして帰国。写真家 立木義浩氏に師事し1997年フリーランスに。同年、再び渡米。雑誌・広告を中心に、俳優、女優やオリンピック、スポーツ選手撮影など幅広く活動中。