I have approached the art of visual storytelling through multiple lenses.

Japanese born, I have lived and photographed in New York City for over 30 years, while also working as a television documentary producer and director. Growing up in Tokyo, Osaka, New York, Mumbai, and Karachi has given me a multicultural perspective and an eye for the rhythms of street and city life reflected in my photography. As a child, I first discovered street photography in Karachi and in New York, I studied under such accomplished masters as Philip Perkis, Arthur Freed, Sarah van Ouwerkerk and Anne Turyn while earning my MFA in photography at Brooklyn's Pratt Institute. I went on to assist and apprentice with photojournalists Enrico Ferorelli, Antonin Kratochvil, Heinz Kluetmeier, Ken Kerbs, Danuta Otfinowski, and Adam Stoltman on numerous editorial and corporate assignments.

After landing a job at the New York-based U.S. production unit of NHK Japanese public broadcaster, I went on to produce, direct and edit numerous documentaries and live events ranging in subject matter from the events following 9/11, the Iraq War, the 50th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, Gun Violence in America, Jazz legends Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock and many, many others. I lead an expert creative and technical team specializing in 8K and 4K content for NHK's full-blown 8K/4K broadcast channel in Japan which launched in December 2018, a role that allowed me to utilize my understanding of optics, visual narrative, and rigorous technical standards.

Street photography is my passion, as does what I would say as the "walking meditation" of losing myself in taking pictures.

In addition to my visual and narrative skills, I also have a law degree from Sophia University in Tokyo.



Produced, directed, and edited for NHK Japan

8K/4K/360VR Productions

Produced multi-camera concerts for NHK Japan

3D Productions

Consultation and production of 3D projects



Documentary WAVE: Standing Up Against Gun Violence in Chicago


ETV Special: 50th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution


BS Documentary: Segregation After 50 Years - Little Rock Central High School


BS Documentary: Taking the Hill - Iraq War Veterans Running for Congress


A Love Affair with the New York Cheesecake

The 80-Year-old Acrobatic Pilot - Stanley Segalla


NHK Special: Off to War - 730 Days with the Arkansas National Guard

BS Documentary: Off to War - Arkansas National Guard A Soldier's Return

BS Documentary: Off to War - Arkansas National Guard Waiting for the Soldiers

Rescuers of the Wasted Food - A Story of City Harvest

Disaster Masters - Hoarding in America


NHK Special: Dialogue with the Iraqis - Baghdad, Cairo, Tokyo

Bridge to Baghdad Part 1 > 2 - Baghdad, New York

BS Documentary: Has America Changed? Two Years After 9/11

The Inmate and the Puppy - Puppies Behind Bars

Walking on Ground Zero - Two Years After 9/11

NHK Special: Off to War - America's National Guard in Iraq: Arkansas National Guard

BS Documentary: Off to War - Arkansas National Guard En Route to Baghdad

BS Documentary: Off to War - Arkansas National Guard The Sudden Call of Duty


From Ground Zero to Ground Zero - Kandahar, Afghanistan


10 hrs of docs on the 9/11 WTC attacks

8K/4K/360VR Productions


Gen Hoshino Pop Virus World Tour (8K: Sony Hall NY)

Jazz from New York: Pat Metheny Side-Eye Tour (8K: Sony Hall NY)

Jazz from New York: Ron Carter Trio (8K: Blue Note NY)

Jazz from New York: Sadao Watanabe Quartet (8K: Blue Note NY)


Alternate Jake Hunter: DAEDALUS The Awakening of Golden Jazz (360VR: PS4/Nintendo Switch/PC)

Sting > Shaggy 44/876 Tour (8K: The Fillmore Philadelphia)

Sound of Brazil: Ginga feat. Monica Salmaso, Lisa Ono feat. Paulo Jobim > Daniel Jobim and Yamandu Costa feat. Alessandro Penezzi (4K: Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Super Sound of Jazz: Lee Ritenour (4K: Blue Note Hawaii)


Jazz From New York: Bob James feat. Randy Brecker (8K: Blue Note NY)

Jazz From New York: McCoy Tyner with Friends (8K: Blue Note NY)


Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock (8K: Blue Note NY)

Wonder KABUKI Spectacle SHI-SHI-O (4K: MGM Grand, Las Vegas)

Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra feat. Lew Tabackin (8K: Jazz at Lincoln Center)


Total Lunar Eclipse for NHK's flagship science program Cosmic Front NEXT (6K: New York)

KABUKI Spectacle at Fountains of Bellagio: Koi-Tsukami (4K: Bellagio, Las Vegas)

HD Live Streaming Productions


The Nippon Club Holiday Concert

JCCI Virtual Annual Dinner Gala - Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York2020


JCCI Virtual Annual Dinner Gala - Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York

Junko Yagami Virtual Dinner Show - The Nippon Club

Blue Note Streaming Live Series: John Scofield Trio / Michel Camilo / Bill Frisell Trio / Keyon Harrold / Ron Carter Trio / Madeleine Peyroux / Phony Ppl / Marcus Strickland Trio / James Carter Trio / Joey Alexander / James Francies / Suzanne Vega / Mike Stern Street Band / Eddie Palmieri Afro Carribian Jazz Sextet / Ben Williams feat. Marcus Gilmore / Kenny Werner > Chris Potter Duo / Senri Oe Trio / Joe Ross / Joe Lovano / Trio 3 > Vijay Iyer

3D Productions


"Tyson vs Ali" by Reid Farrington (theatrical play)


"Downtown Loop" by Ben Gassman, Meghan Finn (theatrical play)


"Einstein on the Beach" by Robert Wilson, Phillip Glass, Lucinda Childs (opera)

"Charlie Victor Romeo" by Bob Berger, Patrick Daniels (theatrical play)

"Botanica" by Jim Findlay (theatrical play)

"Story/Time" by Bill T. Jones (dance)

Japanese electronics manufacturer commercial


Japanese electronics manufacturer commercial


Time Square - New Year's Eve Countdown Celebration

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in Singapore

Lang Lang in the Third Dimension (PV)

Mecum Spring Classic Car Auction (Discovery 3Net)

Japanese electronics manufacturer commercial

Charles Mee's "Paris Orgy" (theatrical play)

Vancouver Winter Olympic Games


Time Square - New Years Eve Countdown Celebration

Los Angeles (tourism video)

Japanese electronics manufacturer commercial

Robert Wilson's "KOOL - Dancing in My Mind" (theatrical play)


Beijing Summer Olympic Games

MLB Boston RedSox at Seattle Mariners

New York City (tourism video)

Japanese electronics manufacturer commercial

San Francisco, Napa Valley (tourism video)

Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3D (concert film - aerial unit)


Japanese electronics manufacturer commercial

Las Vegas (tourism video)


SCAR (first-ever full live-action 3D feature horror film)