Shintaro Matsui (b. 1990, Montreal) is a San Francisco-based photographer. Son of a Canadian mother and Japanese father, Shintaro spent his childhood in Tokyo and Montreal. His formative years were spent with his father (also an artist) on a lake. Thus began for him a decades-long and ongoing contemplation of bodies of water and their relationships to their surroundings. For him, water is an element that conveys a comfort in the expanse.