b. 1975, Based in Kanagawa, Japan. (Live and work in Kanagawa.)
After graduating from university, Tetsuya Kusu embarked on a journey that would take him across Eurasia. His final stop was Koh Tao, a small island in Thailand which became his second home. While working there as a diving instructor for 6 years, he fell in love with photography. Honing his craft, He shot more than 15,000 underwater images in and around Thailand.
Upon returning home to Japan, he started working as a freelance photographer. He concentrated on underwater, architectural, portraiture, and cultural photos for magazines and other advertising mediums. After completing a body of commercial work, He started creating images on a personal basis from 2012 – 2016, continuing to show his art at home and abroad.
His recent effort, 'American Monuments' is a series of staged personal portraits printed as a vivid, full color A4 book. Tetsuya Kusu is represented by Zen Foto Gallery in Tokyo. He has exhibited in numerous museums and galleries throughout Japan and abroad including Poland and Malaysia and was a finalist for many photography awards.