He grew up in Japan and spent most of his twenties in the State. Over the past three years, he has been in pursue of his own ethnic passion and working on his personal projects in China. The China's diversity toward inland borders and expanding urbanisation fasciate his curiosity.
He received a BA in visual communication and political science in 2008 from Ohio University. He had attended workshops such as Truth With a Camera Workshop (2007), American Diversity Project (2008), Missouri Photo Workshop (2009), Angkor Photo Workshop (2010), and Eddie Adams Workshop (2011).
He is a freelance photographer, based in Beijing, China. He received Best of American Society of Media Photographer in 2012.