Taro Hirano (1973) is a photographer and skater living in Tokyo. Foreclosure is a continuation of his work first published in his photo book Pool from 2005 (Little More), a collection of landscape-style photos of pools in America. Taro always thought pool skating was just one of the old ways of skating, but after encountering a pool skater it changed his perspective.
Taro and Hina Hirano are the founders of No.12 Gallery in Shibuyaku, Tokyo. With contacts made in private life and at work, both in Japan and abroad, they provides an exhibitional space for his friends from various fields of artistic practice.