Kathryn Bagley - Photographer in Tokyo

Kathryn Bagley

I'm a photographer in Tokyo, Japan

Available for contracts

I speak English

Find me at

About me

I'm Kathryn. I've been living in Tokyo for almost 2 years now and been loving every minute of it. I've always been passionate about visually creating and documenting what I experience. My first camera was a dinky plastic Little Tyke 35mm kids camera given to my by my grandparents and it came with me everywhere until finally being lost in a move somewhere.

I've lived all over the US, and in Saudi Arabia and Switzerland, thanks to my dad's marketing job that moved us around every 3 years, so I am a fully fledged 3rd culture kid and will always feel an itch to be on the move and exploring. I've loved being able to photograph and film the beauty of Japan and hope to continue to do so for many years and take part in more creative collaborations.

I am very interested in travel photography and videography and would love to creatively document different areas throughout Japan and their traditional and local appeal. I am also interested in creative fashion photography and video, especially using analog formats like super 8mm for moving images and 35mm film for stills. I like to try and create a timeless, ethereal feel to my work.

My Creations

  1. Cotton fashion promo

    13 April 2016

    For this project, Cotton contacted me to make a video highlighting 3 looks using cotton material to promote the fabric for summertime. I created the concept and directed the shooting, and my husband Ryan filmed the scenes. I also edited the footage.

  2. Paragliding on Super8

    13 April 2016

    I filmed an experience paragliding with super 8 film.

  3. I shot and edited this video of a traditional japanese summer tradition: floating lanterns on the water during the Obon festival.

  4. sumerian sickness

    13 April 2016

    I shot some of the footage in this video, and my husband Ryan also shot some and edited the video and wrote the music.

  5. hanabi

    13 April 2016

    I shot and edited this project on fireworks in summertime in Japan

  6. nagashi somen

    13 April 2016

    I shot and edited this project about a traditional japanese summer noodle dish.

  7. SnackJapan project

    13 April 2016

    these images are from my personal project, SnackJapan, which will eventually be printed into a book. the project is on tumblr now at snack japan.tumblr.com