say hi to_ Holiday Guide | VIII. The Minimalist
Hiroto is a dashing middle aged Japanese still life photographer based out of Kyoto. He's contemplative, calm, a bit introverted and extremely OCD. This is probably precisely why he became a still life photographer. He prefers to spend his days meticulously setting up his photoshoots, where he has total control of lines and lights and to stay away from the bustle of the city and too many people and colors.
Hiroto is not a huge fan of colors, he thinks that man can not compete with the vast plethora of hues that nature creates. His favourite textures come from stone, wood and concrete, loving to adorn his home and studio in cedar and marble.
Hiroto has a pet peeve that dictates a lot in his life and thankfully he has his trusty and patient intern, Aoi to help him out. He HATES labels of any kind. Aoi originally wanted to learn from this master photographer as his first assistant but quickly found herself spending her days removing label after label of every single product in Hiroto's studio, refrigerator and even home. Living a life in earthy neutrals, Hiroto lives his minimalistic lifestyle to the max - label free.
Have a glimpe at the holiday gift guide Aoi put together for Hiroto, including a few pieces of clothing she hopes he is generous enough to gift her with this year!