Hironobu Sato studied at Kuwasawa Design School in Tokyo, originally to become an interior designer. It was during this period that he became interested in photography and decided to pursue his career as a photographer. He soon left the school and started assisting some of the most prestigious fashion photographers in Tokyo. He began shooting on his own in 2002. Currently, his creative work is in great demand from celebrity clients in music as well as fashion. Hironobu currently lives and works in Tokyo.