japan Oct 2018


IINO Productions Tokyo photo & film production

IINO Productions is a full service production company based in Tokyo, producing still and moving image content for the creative industry since 2006.

IINO provides a comprehensive production service in Japan for both domestic and international clients, working with top commercial and editorial names from all over the world. The team take care of every aspect of the production process; from intial budgeting, to casting, location scouting, sourcing the best local crews, equipment hire, organising all shoot logistics, post-production - and everything else in between.

Recent clients include Apple, Adidas, Nike, H&M, Levi's, Christopher Kane, Condé Nast, and many more.

Hue inc. Tokyo Food Photography and Video Production

Hue inc. is a Tokyo-based still and motion production company with 16 photographers, five CGI creators, 10 producers, and nine kitchen studios focusing on the food and beverage industry, with 30 years’ experience across advertising and product packaging.

"With 16 talented photographers, we work for a range of clients worldwide, proposing the unique creativity and character of each photographer. Some specialise in motion, others are good at lifestyle or are highly regarded for their art direction."

Clients include McDonald's, Starbucks, Costa Coffee, Haagen-Dazs, Nestlé, Ajinomoto, LOTTE, House Foods, Maruchan, Suntory, Yoshinoya, and more.

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Hiro K. Photography Tokyo Still Life and Cosmetics Photographer

Hiro is an award-winning still life photographer shooting campaigns for international brands. He spends most of his time in the studio between Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore, delivering stunning photographic visuals on a daily basis.

Hiro started his career in New York City where he learned exceptional lighting skills to draw elegant lines by strobe lights. Now he resides in Japan, where he has sharpened his minimalistic approach towards photography.

He also works on widely disseminated still life movies in collaboration with beauty brands.

His rapidly growing list of clients includes Estée Lauder, Lancôme, L'Oréal Paris, Shiseido, M.A.C, Shu Uemura, Maybelline New York, Vogue Japan, LUX, KOSÉ, ORBIS, Folli Follie, Kate Spade New York, United Colors of Benetton, Panasonic, Sony Ericsson, Bacardi and many more.

Hirohisa Nakano Tokyo advertising photographers

Editorial and advertising photographer Hirohisa Nakano began working in 1999 after a few years assisting in London. His strong, rich fashion and portraiture images have appeared in numerous international magazines including Vogue Japan, i-D, Rolling Stone, L’Uomo Vogue, GQ and many others.

Hirohisa's distinctive way of approaching people has resulted in him shooting international celebrities such as Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Keanu Reeves, Jude Law and Benedict Cumberbatch as well as musicians like The xx , Muse, Phoenix, Sam Smith, Beck and many more.

He is sought after by both domestic and international clients including Nike, Adidas, Dunlop, Fender and Armani for his skills in communication and very fast shooting style. He is currently working on project entitled 'LIFE with Fender', shooting iconic images of people with Fender guitars.

Atsushi Yagi Tokyo beauty photographers

Atsushi Yagi is a beauty photographer based in Japan.

Atsushi has been working for magazines and advertising clients since 2007. He shoots models and still life photography.

Atsushi is based in Tokyo and also works throughout Asia.

Matthew Jordan Smith Tokyo beauty photographers

Matthew Jordan Smith is an American photographer based in Tokyo, working between the United States and Asia. He has photographed some of the world’s most famous subjects including Samuel L. Jackson, Britney Spears, Oprah Winfrey, Queen Latifah, Halle Berry, Quincy Jones, and Zendaya.

His client list includes Revlon, Olay, Pantene, and many more. He recently shot a new campaign for Nikon’s new Z7 mirrorless camera and received the George Eastman Power of Image award in Beijing, China.

Takayuki Kikuchi Tokyo car & transportation photographers

Takayuki Kikuchi (Taka) is a photographer currently based in Tokyo, with many exclusive direct international bookings in Germany, France, the US, Australia, and more.

Among his awards are first place in the Tokyo International Photo Awards 2016, second and third place at PX3 in Paris, and the Moscow International Photo Awards 2016- 2018.

In his daily routine he frequently applies his skills across art directing, CGI and photography. Aside from still photography, Taka is also an excellent video maker. He specialises in composite photography, shooting backplate assets for CGI and 360° environments, direction, art direction, editing, coordination and drone operation.

Clients include Porsche Japan, McLaren Asia Pacific, VW Japan, Jaguar Land Rover Japan, Nissan Europe, Nissan Philippines, Subaru Global, Honda, Bentley Motors Japan, Mercedes-Benz Japan, Renault Japan, designory, GQ Japan, Yahoo! Japan and Car Graphic.

Graeme Murray Tokyo advertising photographers

Graeme Murray loves creating, his whole career has been in the image industry. After training in professional photography, his early days saw him working at one of New Zealand’s top audio/visual production companies, creating, developing and producing product launches for New Zealand’s largest corporations.

The desire to be shooting led him to run his own successful photography business. Graeme now works with clients and agencies on projects that include portraiture, people, lifestyle, sport and advertising. He takes all his knowledge and experience from previous work in the AV and TV industries into his photography, so dealing with any situation is effortless.

He has a great rapport with clients and the production crew on jobs and goes beyond the norm to make sure the shoot meets and exceeds expectations.

Clients include Red Bull, Adidas, Samsung, VW, John Deere, AIG, Bendon, Ozone, Atomic, Tourism New Zealand and Mac Pac Outdoor Clothing, among others.

Graeme can be found in the studio or shooting outdoors and is also an official Red Bull International Photographer.

Irwin Wong Tokyo Portraiture and corporate photographers

Irwin Wong is a photographer based in Tokyo. He is passionate about documenting all aspects of the modern and traditional culture of Japan and is currently working on two books; one is about traditional craftsmanship and the other is about various Japanese subcultures.

He shoots editorial and commercial work for clients such as Car Design News, Chivas, Amazon, Forbes, Cathay Pacific, The Washington Post, Red Bull, Nike and the Times Magazine, amongst others.

His long-term goal with his photography is to highlight the beauty and culture of lesser-known parts of Japan in order to encourage economic growth in those areas.

Satoru Emoto Tokyo advertising photographers and directors

Satoru Emoto is an advertising photographer who was born in Japan and studied photography in Japan and Minneapolis, USA.

Satoru is engaged in dynamic and delicate photography, retouching, drone shooting, and video editing. He is a hybrid creator, always customer-focused and producing high quality results, everytime.

Satoru has a spectacular world view thanks to his outdoor hobbies such as skiing, camping, climbing, and fishing.

Recent projects have seen him operate as a drone pilot for JNTO and as a filmmaker for Armada and Junya Ishigami's Architecture.

Eric Micotto Tokyo Portrait and Car Photographers

Tokyo-based photographer Eric Micotto specialises in automotive photography along with commercial and editorial portraiture.

Eric worked in New York City for nearly a decade before moving base to Tokyo. He draws on his experience shooting around the world, creating an aesthetic that is memorable and stands out from the crowd.

In 2017, his automotive work included global catalogues, web campaigns and lifestyle photography for clients including LexusBMWMazdaMini and Ferrari.

His portraiture work also attracts a wide range of clients, from commercials and advertisements to editorial work. In 2017, Eric captured over 50 portraits for GQ Japan alone - ranging from celebrities to fashion designers to everyday people.

Takako Kuniyuki Tokyo - New York Food Stylists

Takako Kuniyuki is a food and drink stylist and recipe developer for TV, film, and print productions. Based in New York City, she also travels often to Japan and Europe and is bilingual in Japanese and English, with some Spanish.

Taka has recently worked on commercials for Bulldog Gin and Lay’s, and on still shoots for Carr’s Crackers, Quaker Oats, Bacardi, Q Drinks, Ciroc Vodka, Nutella, Capri Sun and Stella Artois. She is also grateful for the opportunity to work with the prop department for the Golden Globes and Emmy Awards winner for best TV series, 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.'

Light Up Co., Ltd Tokyo Equipment Rental

Light Up is one of the first rental houses founded in Japan, located in the heart of Tokyo, near Roppongi. The company supports photographers and videographers through a wide range of services including:

  • Equipment rental and sales.
  • Equipment transportation vans and drivers.
  • Assistants and digital technicians.
  • Rental studios.
  • Production coordination.

Be sure to contact Light Up if you are expecting to shoot in Japan. Visit the website for more details and updated information.