Tag: Tokyo

Masked girls praying at Japanese shrine.

Shichi-go-san, Autumn & COVID

2020 was my fourth year shooting Shichi-go-san sessions with seven, five and three year-old children and their families. Japanese, international or bi-cultural children present themselves in kimonos to their local priests at a Japanese shrine. There, families watch as the priest blesses each child as they progress to the next stage of a long and healthy life. What struck me about 2020 was how diligent […]

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Black Lives Matter March in Shibuya, Tokyo

It was four years ago when I was at this very park covering the Black Lives Matter march organized by the African Americans Youth Travel Program. On August 6, 2016, the march’s adversary was 37 degree heat and humidity. On June 14, 2020, the list of adversaries ranged from rainy weather, to fears of becoming infected with the coronavirus, to a potentially formidable group of […]

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Personal Branding Sessions with TOPTIA

Building a brand can be a daunting task for many current entrepreneurs, startups or bloggers. The idea of answering difficut questions such as “what is my brand,” “what is my product,” “who is my audience” can take a toll on someone who is looking to start from fresh or simply re-brand themselves or their business all together. Cue in the personal branding photographer! Many of […]

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