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About Me

“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 the photos of the old buildings which were in danger of being demolished throughout Japan and band performance 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 from more than 10,000 photos posted on Instagram hosted for the first issue of HTBARP (How To Become A Rockstar Photographer) magazine, which was published by Matthias Hombauer, an Austrian rock-photographer. 

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.

Her works have been published in magazines like BURRN!, MASSIVE (Japan), Vive Le Rock! (UK), local news paper, and things like that.


Furthermore, she started selling her prints, which has been her dream for a long time. Her works are available online at 1340Gallery in the Netherlands. The works are mainly night views in Tokyo and she brings her unique perspective to them.

She has been passionate about capturing beautiful moments with her lenses in a wide range of fields.


Awards:

2000  FUJIFILM reversal film photo contest winner

2000  General Photographic Exhibition winner

2017  TIFA (Tokyo International Foto Awards) Silver award at Advertising, Music category, Bronze award ×2 at Events, Music category

2018  IPA  One-shot: Harmony Honorable mention ×2 at people category

2018  IPA Honorable mention at Professional, Advertising, Music category


Group exhibition:

7. 2018  Competition of Art (Art Gallery M84, Tokyo, Japan)

8 .2018 Shout About It Live 2018 (Constellations, Liverpool, UK)

1. 2019  Competition of Art (Art Gallery M84, Tokyo, Japan)


Upcoming group exhibition:

25-27 May 2019  cells -photo- vol.3 (Design Festa Gallery West 1F, Tokyo)

Check the details here.



Bio

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...

Expertise

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 (Japan), Vive Le Rock! (UK) ,etc...  I'm a contributor to some music webzines like Culture Rock Media, Shout About itChasing The Light Art, and Silence Is The Enemy.

In addition, I'm the only Japanese photographer working with Agancy DALLE (France).

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.

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