Primary Address (Home/Office)
Kaminoge, Tokyo 158-0093
Other Phone Numbers
||August 14, 1979
||Documentary, Portraits, Event coverage
||Based in Tokyo but can travel anywhere in Asia and internationally
||Hasselblad 503cx, 500cm,Mamiya RZ67 Pro II, Minolta 35mm XD, Canon 5D Mark II
||Fluent English and Conversational Japanese and Chinese
EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICE:
coverage for events, bands, documentary shooting. flat per hourly rate but for event coverage more than 3 hours, price is negotiable.
PORTRAIT / PORTFOLIO SERVICE:
customized portrait service unique to their style and personality. photos can either be shot in a studio of your choice or on location depending on their style, fashion and theme; this will all be discussed during our consultation phase. I will try to accommodate your needs and request and I guarantee each shoot to be unique to you. I spend quality time with my clients to understand their personality and sense of style and more time post-processing and editing.
Whether you are a model, photographer, make-up artist, I'm always interested in taking on new projects so if you have any ideas, don't be afraid to shoot me an email and we can discuss.
From the end of 2011, I'm very particular about doing TF shoots but if you have a unique quality, face or recognisable name, we can talk about a collaboration.
* Documentary and Photojournalism
* Modeling Portfolios
* Editorials & Photo Licensing
* Musician/Artist Photography/Album Artwork
* Headshots & Commercial
* Nude, Boudoir and Erotica
* One-on-one Photography Tutoring
* One-on-one Post-Processing Tutoring
With regards to tutoring, by no stretch of the imagination do I consider myself a seasoned photographer. However, what I am offering is my knowledge, ideas and experience to those who like the style of photography that I do. I don't have a set course for you to study but we will go out for photowalks and get hands on experience. You are free to ask any questions during this time.
Ontoshiki is a pseudonym and a literal translation of the photographer's Chinese name to Japanese. 温(i.e.warm) 俊 (i.e.excellence) 輝 (i.e. shining brightly ; in this case, "輝" ki as in "あきら" akira) 四季 (shiki) itself in Japanese also means "four seasons."
Ontoshiki is an Australian Chinese photographer born in Malaysia, raised and educated in Australia. He specialises in customised portrait, documentary, event coverage, band portrait & concerts and nude & erotica. He has lived in Tokyo since 2006, speaks English fluently and can converse in Chinese Mandarin and Japanese.
main themes: life, death, angst, alienation, lust and love and the exploration of the urban environment, elements and life and the human psyche and body.
fascinated by. the cinematic, nostalgic, poetic, enigmatic, unknown, unpredictable, dark and sinister. drawn to. dreams, symbolism, the cryptic nature of photography i.e. the way it conveys moods, perceptions and feelings beyond the need for lexicon and how colors affect mood and feelings.
Some of his influences and inspiration include Nobuyoshi Araki, Kishin Shinoyama, Christopher Doyle, Wong Kar Wai, Akira Kurosawa,Kazuo Miyagawa, Daido Moriyama, Goyo Hashiguchi,Brassai, D.Arbus, H.Cartier Bresson, R.Doisneau,R.Cappa, Irving Penn, E.Munch, Van Gogh, Davinci, Vilhelm Hammershoi,Jeffrey Smart, J.Nachtwey, Kaoru Izima, Ridley Scott, Shoji Ueda, Tim Burton, Miike Takashi, Helmut Newton, Miyamoto Musashi.
admires the Japanese aesthetics of Yūgen (a profound, mysterious sense of the beauty of the universe… and the sad beauty of human suffering) and Wabi-sabi (transcience i.e. imperfect, incomplete, impermanent) such as fading autumn leaves, falling sakura petals and flawed beauty.
"To watch the sun sink behind a flower clad hill. To wander on in a huge forest without thought of return. To stand upon the shore and gaze after a boat that disappears behind distant islands. To contemplate the flight of wild geese seen and lost among the clouds. And, subtle shadows of bamboo on bamboo." - Zeami Motokiyo
"the mysterious allure of a person in urban architecture and landscape is a metaphor for social environment and sense of community. It may conjure thoughts and feelings of relationships manifesting in the form of intimacy, alienation,decay,deterioration or rejection"
"sensualism in photography is tantamount to having an intimate dance with a woman; timing, technique,intricate body movements and forming a connection between you and your partner. "
"if only every fleeting moment in our inimitable lives can be captured on film, re-wound and re-collected."
"use your eyes and ears in proportion; shoot, listen and share your vision of the world with others"