Benjamin Parks - Photographer in Tokyo

Benjamin Parks

I'm a photographer in Tokyo, Japan

Available for contracts

I speak English and Japanese

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About me

Originally from Canada, I've been living in Tokyo for 15 years, and work as a photographer and video producer. I mainly work on advertising, corporate and editorial projects, and in my personal work enjoy making portraits and dance images. As a video producer, I'm involved in the entire process, from conceptualizing and shooting, to editing.

My Creations

  1. I had only about three minutes to get the photo for this magazine cover, but everything went smoothly and I was quite happy with her relaxed, confident and strong look. Photographers often worry about lighting ratios and other technical things, and while these are important, putting the photo subject in... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  2. Snowy Eve in Tokyo

    8 April 2019

    Taken from my balcony in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, on a rare snowy evening.

  3. Barcelona Dreaming

    8 April 2019

    A personal image from a trip to Barcelona, one of the loveliest and most photogenic cities I've visited.

  4. This was taken in the very early morning, around 5:00am. The experience of being in that place at that time, and also of photographing such a wondrous site, will stay with me forever.

  5. Hong Kong Verticality

    8 April 2019

    Hong Kong is an endlessly inspiring city; it reminds me of a large set for a sci-fi movie about a dystopian future.

  6. People often wonder if this image was Photoshopped, since the dancer is the only person in the photo. But actually, I just took it very early in the morning, before the streets had become crowded. The dancer is Taylor Gordon, a talented ballet dancer from NYC.

  7. During a visit to Tokyo, I snapped this image of the Dalai Lama. Hopefully a little bit of his gentleness and humanity come through.

  8. Tokyo Rocker

    8 April 2019

    This is part of a series on the rockabilly dancers of Yoyogi Park, Tokyo. In this case, a can of compressed air added an interesting dramatic effect to the photo.

  9. Tsunami Survivors

    8 April 2019

    For the anniversary of 311, I traveled to Ishinomaki, where I interviewed and photographed several survivors of the tsunami. I tried to show them in an objective, human light, rather than making portraits that were deliberately sad and bleak.

  10. Three Japanese Legends

    8 April 2019

    One of my proudest moments - getting to meet, and photograph, three remarkable Japanese women: Junko Koshino (fashion designer), Junko Tabei (the first woman in the world to climb Mount Everest), and Norika Fujiwara, actress and model.