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Meet Masa in Kiso Valley

I am a professional photographer based in Nagano and Kyoto, Japan. I learned photography at a college in London, UK, and I've been working as a professional for more than 10 years. In addition to my job taking photos of people, I actually am taking landscape and fine-art photos as an artist and doing exhibitions. My photography style is all about naturally documenting unique moments, and the real reactions of my clients. With no set routines or awkward poses, I aim to produce truly unique photos. You won't hear me asking you to say cheese or tell your kids to keep still. I encourage you to relax as usual and enjoy the photo session, resulting in genuine and authentic photos.

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    Languages Spoken: Japanese, English
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    Favourite Place to Shoot: Magome, Tsumago and Narai

Three Things

  1. I love outdoor activities such as travel, camping, and snowboarding. Among these, my favorite is traveling, and I have been to more than 80 countries so far. I really enjoy meeting new people and discovering new places. And as a father of two, parenting brings me immense joy in my daily life.
  2. Of course, it's my camera that's always by my side. Even on my days off, I carry it with me and snap photos whenever a great moment presents itself. Photography is an inseparable part of my life, and I always enjoy it with passion.
  3. After years as a mechanical engineer, my passion for photography led me to switch careers in 2012. I loved taking photos so much and I wanted to interact with people rather than sitting in front of my computer. And actually I'm kind of teaching Japanese language on YouTube / Podcast with my wife.

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Pricing starts at $285 USD for a 30-minute vacation shoot

Masa is also available for booking in Kyoto for an additional travel fee of $70 USD. Please see our Kyoto page for more info. Masa is also available for shoots in Nagoya for minimum 2-hour bookings.

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