I’m 50 years old and have been working as a professional photographer in Niseko Japan since 2006. Photography has been a part of my life for a long time and I am very happy and thankful to be able to make my living doing something I love in beautiful part of the world.
My first experience of Niseko was in December 2002 and fell in love with the area straight away. After that I visited as often as I could and started shooting around the area for fun. In early 2005, a friend in Niseko started asking me for pictures of the area to use commercially. The first image I ever sold was a picture of some friends drinking in a bar that was used by the resort to promote Niseko as an international ski resort. My career as a professional photographer was born.
I started selling more images and by the time I moved to Niseko in July 2006, my photography business was up and running and was immediately commissioned to shoot architectural and stock photography for local businesses. I also had a full time “day job” but after 18 months of balancing the two I was able to go full time with my photography business in 2007 and have been working hard at it ever since.
Since then I have continued to develop my photographic skills in the fields of architectural, stock photography, Landscpae and winter action for magazines in Japan and internationally. I also provide custom private shoots throughout the Niseko region including portraiture mountain shoots for groups and individuals. Since 2014 i have also expanded into the exciting field of aerial photography and video and I am a registered pilot in Japan.
Feel free to contact me about any of the services I provide. Don’t hesitate to send me a message or give me a call.
Richo Theta Z
Go Pro 11
TRIPODS & HEADS:
Manfrotto 360 Precision
DJI Ronin S
Nikon 16mm 2.8
Nikon 14-24mm 2.8
Nikon 24-70mm 2.8
Nikon 24mm PC-E 3.5
Nikon Z 14-30mm 4/S
Nikon Z 24-70mm 4/S
Nikon 50mm 1.4
Tamron 90mm 2.8
Nikon 70-200 2.8
Nikon 70-300mm 4.5-5.6
Nikon 200-500mm 5.6
Elinchrom ELB400 strobe set with 2 heads
Large format 44 inch Canon iPF Pro4100
Mavic 2 Pro 4 / Inspire 1Pro / Phantom 4 Pro