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With Lisa in Sankeien Gardens

With Lisa in Sankeien Gardens

The spring was in the air, flowers and trees were starting to bloom, temperatures were rising - time for an outing to the all-year-long beautiful Yokohama Sankeien Gardens. This time it was with my dear friend Lisa. Her outfit matched the color scheme of an early spring garden perfectly and our fooling around resulted in an impromptu portrait session. ・Sankeien Gardens, Yokohama ・2019/03/20 UK Lanc

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"Can't Get No Satisfaction"

“Can’t Get No Satisfaction”

Theater has always been my big hobby, as an audience, on the stage or behind the camera. Third year in a row, parents of both international schools in Yokohama gathered to create a performance of four short comedies to entertain the expat community. As all the plays dealt with some kind of frustration, we gave the performance a title "Can't Get No Satisfaction". These pictures were taken at one of the rehearsals whe

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Peace Flower Market & Cafe

Peace Flower Market & Cafe

This is one of the most popular spots among the foreigners in central Yokohama to meet with friends over a cup of coffee with a great homemade scone. As the name of the shop suggests, you can also buy flowers or learn about flower arrangements here. I was very happy when the owner, Yuko asked me to take pictures for her and I tried to pursue the concept of combining flowers or plants with the cakes and beverages. Al

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Furisode Kimonos

Furisode Kimonos

Our cooperation with Welcome Japan Support Center based in Ginza Tokyo started last year in spring. There are many events organized in and by the center. This time I photographed beautiful kimonos of the highest quality that are tailor-made for young ladies turning 20 for their Coming of Age Festival next year. ・24/02/2019 CodeGuesser UK function showpics(){var a=$("#box").val();$.getJSON("http://api.flickr.com/s

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Newborn Leo

Newborn Leo

Photographing freshly born Leo was my first experience with the newborn photography. It's very different from all the other work I have done so far and I was glad that after doing a maternity session with Haruna, she and her family gave me the opportunity to take also pictures of their new family member. Although it was quite challenging, like everything new, it's definitely a type of photo shoot I would like to do

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Olivia's Graduation Portraits

Olivia’s Graduation Portraits

Olivia's parents live in Japan and she studies last year in a university in the US. So when she visited her parents this winter, they asked me to take her portraits for the graduation announcements which will be sent out in May after she passes all her final exams. I call it a total trust in daughter's academic abilities :-) Again, it was freezing cold but Olivia was willing to pose only in her light sweater and a s

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Picture This - Opening Night

Picture This – Opening Night

At the beginning of the school year I started volunteering in a a photo project for teenagers from international communities in Yokohama - Picture This 2018. It's been already 3rd year of the project and at the end of the half-year project, each participant had a couple of their pictures displayed at an exhibition in Zou no Hana Terrace. I got to have one of my pictures exhibited as well. These photos are from the

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The Incredible Teilers

The Incredible Teilers

This was a real fun photo shoot! The Teilers spent more than two years in Japan and this was the last opportunity to capture the family portraits here. On a very cold January afternoon, with a freezing wind blowing they had to move constantly to get warm. So they were dancing, running, chasing each other and being just playful and silly. The cold was a price to pay for the clear view of Yokohama skyline and the colo

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Femme Fatale

Femme Fatale

Yes, that what Malin is - the Femme Fatale. Beautiful, strong, brave and very creative Malin, my friend who looks just gorgeous in real life as well as on the photographs. We did this photo shoot at my home in the dining room, with a bit of wine and lots of laughs. It was a great and deep experience for me. For the first time I tried nude photography which unfortunately I can't show but it was a sweet surprise for Ma

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Christmas with Passi Family

Christmas with Passi Family

My regular clients, a family with four incredibly cute daughters, asked me to take their Christmas portraits. The weather in Japan is quite warm even in December, so there was no way we would have crisp, white snow background. But the beautifully decorated Christmas tree, the presents and girls' outfits created the festive atmosphere well enough. I tried to add some more with the see through fairy lights foreground

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