Where to begin? I bought my first ’proper’ camera, a Nikon F80, in 2002 at a shop round the corner from Shibuya crossing in Tokyo. That was at the beginning of my career as a freelance photographer and reporter. Over ten years and several hundred articles later I now shoot with a D700, D800, and far-too-heavy bag full of lenses.
I’ve had photos published in print and online media, such as the Daily Telegraph, Wired Magazine and National Geographic News, and been commissioned by corporate clients such as Nissan Motors, Rakuten, the Tokyo Sinfonia and the Tokyo Mandarin Hotel.
In the course of my work I’ve eaten spiders, navigated arctic ice-flows, and hob-nobbed with yakuza. I’ve also taken my fair share of CEO portraits, press conferences pics and wedding photos. I’ve travelled extensively in Japan writing and shooting for inflight magazines and other clients. Here’s a map with some of the places I’ve been to.
I live in the UK city of Bath with my Japanese wife and two bilingual sons. My other job is as Director of WeDoJapan www.wedojapan.com.