I am often asked how my journey into photography began, and it all started with this one image.
A taxi driver waiting patiently in the rain for a couple to exit the love hotel - Kabukicho, Tokyo’s Red Light district.
Upon my second trip to Tokyo, I saved up for my first DSLR as a way to venture into filmmaking. I rarely ventured from tourist spots. Then one night it rained and the city lit up - it completely changed my view of Tokyo.
It was this image that I shared amongst friends and it really spoke to them, from there, many persuaded me to share them further, which is when I created an Instagram account in 2015.
I was always happy with the lighting, use of color, the composition, but most importantly it was my first taste at capturing a rare glimpse into the city at night.
Canon 5D Mark III
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
f2.8, 200mm, 5000 ISO