Tokyo-based photographer Shoko Takayasu first picked up a camera when she was 16 years old — she grabbed her dad’s SLR to shoot a punk band performing in her home-city, Tokyo. After studying at Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, the Japan born artist broke out of her early musical beginnings finding that everything from fashion to literature could be a catalyst for her creativity ("Inspiration comes through all my six senses.") Having a legendary photographer, Roxanne Lowit, as her mentor, she quickly fell into shooting New York fashion shows and portraiture as well as doing editorial work for a variety of clients including Italian Vogue, Vogue Japan, Harpers Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Android, SONY Music, Warner Music, Cadillac, Bloomberg L.P, Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes Japan, Casio, Paramount Pictures, Google Japan, All Nippon Airways, DELTA SKY, Billecart-Salmon Champagne, Purple Magazine, Nylon Guys, Bullett, Black Book, and DSW, Yoshimoto Creative Agency etc.
After 16 years of incredible experiences in New York, Shoko returned to Tokyo in 2016.
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