Aki Fujita Taguchi - Tokyo, Japan
“Beauty in a moment”
Aki wanted to capture and preserve it by her own way. And in 1992, she fell under a spell of photograph and started shooting in earnest. Around that time, she kept on shooting while traveling around more than 30 countries. In addition, she began to take photos of old buildings, which were in danger of being demolished throughout Japan and band performances at music clubs.
In 1996, she got on with the job of development and printing at the laboratory, which has its own studio and worked as an assistant in shooting models, products and at weddings and events. Meanwhile, she gave herself up to working in the darkroom and making monochrome photographs. After this studio work, she entered the field of public relations and become the person in charge of shooting. (In this period, she took the photos of Prime Minister and the Chief Cabinet Secretary!)
In 2016, she was chosen as one of the 55 rock photographers in the world for the first issue of HTBARP (How To Become A Rockstar Photographer) magazine. In January 2017, she got an offer from DALLE, the biggest music photo stock and news agency in France, and made a contract with them as the only Japanese photographer.
In 2019, she stared writing live reviews in English in addition to shooting concerts. This challenge gave her more opportunities for photographing bigger shows.
While shooting musicians, she continues to capture endangered buildings as her lifework. Her architecture photography also has a good reputation.
You can find her work in magazines, online, and galleries.
2018 IPA Honorable mention at Professional, Advertising, Music category
2018 IPA One-shot: Harmony Honorable mention ×2 at people category
2017 TIFA (Tokyo International Foto Awards) Silver award at Advertising, Music category, Bronze award ×2 at Events, Music category
2000 FUJIFILM reversal film photo contest winner
2000 General Photographic Exhibition winner
Aug. 2020 Competition of Art (Art Gallery M84, Tokyo, Japan)
Jul. 2019 Competition of Art (Art Gallery M84, Tokyo, Japan)
Jul. 2019 12 minutes - Aki Fujita Taguchi small exhibition ✳︎cells - photo - vol.3 winners group exhibition (76cafe, Tokyo, Japan)
Jun. 2019 Watashi no Kono Ichimai (Irori-Mura 89 Gallery, Osaka, Japan)
May. 2019 cells - photo - vol.3 (Design Festa Gallery West, Tokyo, Japan)
Jan. 2019 Competition of Art (Art Gallery M84, Tokyo, Japan)
Aug. 2018 Shout About It Live 2018 (Constellations, Liverpool, UK)
Jul. 2018 Competition of Art (Art Gallery M84, Tokyo, Japan)
Aki Fujita Taguchi is a published and award-winning concert photographer, based in Tokyo, Japan — but I'll take any opportunity to travel!
When I'm not shooting concerts, you'll find me exploring galleries or museums. Otherwise, I take snapshots on the back backstreets with my camera. Yes, I always carry my camera with me...
I'm a freelance photographer, specializing in concert and live-event photography. Every band has a unique style, I always try to catch that!
My works have been published in magazines like BURRN!, MASSIVE, WeROCK (Japan), Vive Le Rock! (UK), etc. I'm a contributor to some music webzines like All Music Magazine, Culture Rock Media, Shout About it, Chasing The Light Art, and Silence Is The Enemy.
Work with Me
I’m available for shooting gigs and touring!
Get in touch with me using my contact form to discuss rates, press licensing, prints, and more.