Fotografer | Direktor
em.’s portfolio spans the globe, having worked for major fashion labels and artists in Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Bali, Australia, Dubai and more. A small town guy originally from Wilmington, DE and currently based in Tokyo, em. has shot for prestigious clients like Ferrari, Vogue, Miss Universe Japan, Lady Gaga, Vanessa Williams, the Royal families of Dubai and Saudi Arabia and more. em. also has the rare distinction to be among those elite few photographers to become a Profoto Master Lighting Instructor.
em. became a photographer in 2009, after a 30 year career as a professional dancer, model, theatre director and choreographer. He has directed fashion shows for Christian Dior, tv commercials for Mercedes-Benz, music videos for top Avex artists in Japan, and multimillion dollar musicals like Cats and The Lion King. It is this wealth of knowledge and experience that sets him apart from other photographers having spent as much time in front of the camera as he has behind it.
em. understands you’re likely not a professional model, and a bit apprehensive about a photo shoot, but em. will create a relaxed and inspiring atmosphere for you to shine. He will coach you, step by step, show you how to pose and ensure your image highlights the very essence of your personal or professional brand. em. will take the time to understand your unique needs and ensure that he captures you looking your absolute best.
Teaching a Profoto Master Lighting Seminar at the Profoto Booth at PhotoNEXT (in collaboration with Pentax | Ricoh)
Shot with the Pentax 645Z Medium Format camera.
Profoto is the world's #1 lighting brand used by more professional photographers than any other, and M. is proud to be an official lighting instructor for this premier brand.
Shooting Celebrity / Actress Norika Fujiwara in collaboration with Hasselblad Japan
Shot with the newly released (at the time) Hasselblad H5D 60MP Medium Format camera.
M. working with the illustrious Gekidan Shiki Theater Company
The Shiki Theater company or as it's known in Japan "GEKIDAN SHIKI" is the largest theater company in the country.
Gekindan Shiki produces and stages the multimillion dollar musicals such as Disney's Lion King, Aida, Aladdin and The Little Mermaid, as well as Broadway faves like Mama Mia, A Chorus Line, Evita, West Side Story and more.
M. had the extreme privilege of working beside the great Asari Keita Shiki's founder and Artistic Director, R.I.P.