Each summer I pack my bags and head out of Tokyo. The summer heat in Tokyo is frankly oppressive. I would much rather spend several weeks of June and/or July soaking in the cool mountain air of Asheville, North Carolina. In my quiet Appalachian hometown, I get to spend time with friends and family, fuel up on fusion sushi (which in Japan is akin to blasphemy), watch fireflies dance, and play with the neighborhood dog named Roxy.
Another benefit of traveling to America is getting the opportunity to collaborate with some of my favorite people. Last summer, my good friend Amanda Anderson of Dollbox Productions and I got to work with the lovely Sarah Harris on a styled shoot. Thanks to the great people of Asheville Glamping, we had the perfect location. We worked in AG's Airstreams and took advantage of the secluded property right outside of city limits.
At the end of it all, I dig how the portraits turned out and look forward to working with this great team again this coming summer!
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Award winning photographer based in Tokyo, Japan. Specializing in portrait photography, he shoots a variety of portraiture, editorial, event, and commercial photography assignments. Andy is a husband, father, and lover of fried food.