ABOUT ME

WRITER + DIRECTOR

NYC/LA

​I would never call myself a photographer lmao. Most photographers are weirdos. It's just fun to document stories thru film photos. My street photos are my raw eyes, the easiest way to see how I view the stories in everyday life.

My first photo book HOME AND AWAY is a meditation on how I feel in my 2 homes, Japan and America. Japan is where my soul was born, but when I return to visit I'm a tourist. I've lived most of my life in the US and could call it home, yet I'm not a citizen, I don't claim this land.

I am home and away in both spaces. Sad but also comforting, depending on how you look at it.

My medium format portrait work is collaborative, a work in progress.

DM my IG or email me at ry690@nyu.edu

"all they do is rhyme words, such typical rappers" - lil b​

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