1973 - Born in Tokyo, Japan
1992 - Graduated from Wako High School
1997 - Graduated from Musashino Art University, College of Art and Design, Department of Imaging Arts and Sciences
1997 - Photographer’s assistant at Kodansha Publishing for 3 years
Freelance photographer since 2000

After studying Photography as Contemporary Art at Musashino Art University, Hirano worked as photographer's assistant at Kodansha Publishing. During his apprenticeship, he acquired all practical photographing techniques.

Hirano has founded skateboard magazine "Sb", where he also serves as
photography editor. Currently, he provides photography of professional
skateboarding for Sb.

Hirano opened art gallery "No.12 GALLERY" in Shibuyaku, Tokyo. With
contacts made in private life and at work, both in Japan and abroad, he
provides an exhibition space for his friends from various fields.

Books from Taro HIRANO