My name is Takashi Yasui, I’m 35 years old, and live in Osaka, Japan. Basically, I take photos in Kyoto so I call myself a “Kyoto Photographer,” documenting the everyday life and Japanese culture. About five years ago, when my niece was born, I started taking family photos; that’s how I started my professional photographer career.

About 4 years ago I installed Instagram on my iPhone and began to follow photographers from all over the world. Their cool photos had a big impact on me: I met a lot of Instagrammers in Japan, leaned about street photography, how to shoot, how to edit, how to find a location, composition, perspective, and things like that. Recently, I met few talented photographers from the US, Canada, and France, and was exposed to their interesting photos. It really helped me to grow as a photographer. Now, photography is more than a pleasure, it is a passion for me.

I’m shooting with Fujifilm X-T10, X-M1 with XF14mmF2.8 R, XF35mmF1.4 R. Editing with Lightroom, using VSCO film presets.

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