Said Karlsson - Photographer in Tokyo

Said Karlsson

I'm a photographer in Tokyo, Japan

Available for contracts

I speak English and Japanese

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About me

Hi There! I'm a Journalist and photographer from Sweden who came to Tokyo in 2008 and fell in love with this city . I'm currently working freelance as a Japan correspondent for a wide range of media in Sweden (and a few elsewhere). When I have time I also enjoy making music games for smartphones and tablets.

My Creations

  1. Tokyo Faces

    1 October 2015

    What started as an excuse to snap portraits of the stylish people I bumped into on the streets of Tokyo, has now grown into a street style blog with a decent following. Tokyo Faces has since been featured in a wide range of magazines, including Plaza, Elle, Vogue, GQ and... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  2. FOLIO

    1 October 2015

    For more than ten years I've been collaborating with Folio, one of Swedens most selective image agencies and official provider of photos used by the Government of Sweden. I've been supplying photos to them of a wide range of subjects, from everyday situations in Sweden to the Tohoku Earthquake in... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  3. Hideki Kaji

    1 October 2015

    I've collaborated with Hideki Kaji, one of the most prominent indie musicians in Japan who played an important role in spreading the "Shibuya-kei" genre to the rest of the world. My photos ended up becoming his press photos and an album cover.

  4. La Carmina

    1 October 2015

    La Carmina is a travel blogger from Canada who has a particular interest in Japan and Japanese sub cultures. We've collaborated several times, with the end result being used in publications such as Adone Magazine, Ladies of Steampunk and UO, the Hong Kong Express in Flight Magazine.

  5. Nobuyoshi Araki

    1 October 2015

    I was asked to take portraits of Japans most famous pervert, Nobuyoshi Araki. The evening included plenty of strong drinks and a long conversation about ropes and women (–"you need to tie beuatiful girls up, or they will just escape from you") at his private little snack bar in Shinjuku.

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  6. Rhythm Control (iOS)

    1 October 2015

    A game that started as a fun little hobby project together with a friend who shared my passion for music games. Once we released the game in the App Store, it ended up as the #1 music game in a bunch of countries. Half a million players (and a surprisingly... continue reading (0, 1 image)