Five years ago, Takashi Yasui’s niece was born. It was with this new arrival, Yasui would discover a passion for photography. What started out as a way to capture his beloved family, began evolving into a serious hobby. Now, Yasui works as a freelance photographer based out of Kyoto, Osaka, Japan–and his portfolio has grown quite a bit.
Documenting everyday life in Japan as the artist sees it, Yasui is showing the world just how beautiful Japan is. With a primary focus on street photography, the photographer’s adventures take him to a variety of locations ranging from bustling city streets, to vibrant bamboo forests.
Yasui certainly has an eye for symmetry! He says a lot of his influence came through Instagram, after he began following different photographers from all over the world to study their technique.
“Many many influence came from it. I met a lot of Instagrammers in Japan. Leaned about photography. How to shoot, how to edit, how to find location, composition, perspective, things like that. Recently, I met few talented photographers from US, Canada, France, and learned there perspective. It really helps my progress.”
Yasui says he shoots on a Fujifilm X-T10 or a X-M1 with either a 14mmF2.8 R or XF35mmF1.4 R. As for post production, Yasui says he uses with Lightroom and VSCOfilm presets.
To see more from Takashi Yasui, you can visit his website, Instagram, and 500px page.