My passion for photography cannot be separated from the joy that I get from being able use the camera as a means of connecting with people. I aim to tell stories of people and their relationship with their identity and environment, and believe that understanding is best found through learning about the experiences of individuals and the lives they have lived.
I am currently based in London, having spent the last 8 years living in Tokyo - where my photography journey started. Whilst living in Tokyo I made two self directed long term photo documentaries: 'Dancing In The Streets' - a story about a member of a homeless dance group and 'Master - An Ainu Story' - which tells the story of a member of the indigenous Ainu community of Japan. The latter has been exhibited at The Brunei Gallery of SOAS in London, Sway Gallery, London and Sway Gallery, Stockholm and is one of the featured pieces in the Projected series at the ICP (International Center of Photography) Museum in New York.
Whilst in Japan I spent a year assisting fashion photographer Masatoshi Yamashiro, working on a variety of shoots, from lifestyle to fashion, shooting for brands including ANAP and Ageha magazine. I shoot for Airbnb in London and have shot campaigns for Ascensia Diabetes Care and for Fight Bladder Cancer.
I was the main photographer for the 2017 Himalayan Rush Triathlon in Nepal and for the Asian Enduro Series 2017. My photos and writing have been published in Tokyo Weekender, Airasia Travel 360 which can be seen here, as well as having photos of other work published in Lava Magazine , Crank Magazine and Edge Of Humanity Magazine.