Yoshihisa Egami, Japanese by blood, lives in Tajimi Gifu with his wife and six-year-old son. He works in Nagoya Aichi as a businessman. Based in Tajimi and Nagoya as a photographer, he enjoys watching movies and listening to rock music.
Allow Yoshihisa to take you on a pseudo-trip through Japan, peppered with his experiences and anecdotes.
How and when did you start with the curation of @yoshiboworks?
When my son was born in 2011, I took numerous pictures of him with my iPhone 4. My wife praised the pictures I took, and I came to love taking pictures. I want to display my pictures to as many people as possible. Thus I started my Instagram account in September 2013.
What was your experience with our OOWA lenses like?
I don’t like carrying a DSLR, so I’m glad to have the OOWA lenses. The 15mm Wide-Angle Lens always shows me a world I’ve never seen. And the 75mm Telephoto Lens is my favourite. I was very surprised at how close this lens allowed me to go the first time I used it. I always carry this lens set with me now.
What are the types of photos that you usually take/go for?
I love snapshots. I have a whole bunch of favourite subjects to photograph, such as: people; cities; streets; architecture; nature; landscapes; animals; and foods. I take pictures any time, all the time.
Given that you travel frequently for work, do you have a favourite photography destination?
Truth be told, anywhere. I always take pictures daily. When I’m at home with my family, in the neighbourhood park with my son, on my way to work, on my way home … the list is endless.
Who inspired you (in terms of creative/education/career/life)?
I’ve been inspired by too many people to count. My family, strangers on the street, musicians I listen to, movies I watch … there are too many.
Out of all the pictures you have taken, which is the most memorable?
A selfie with my wife that I took using iPhone 4. It was my first picture taken with the iPhone. It’s blurred but it’s a treasure to me.
What are some aspirations of yours?
I want to keep on taking pictures of my son. I’m also going to start another Instagram account documenting my family life. This will be my life work. In addition, I want to take pictures of different places in Japan and the world.
Do you have any parting words or advice for aspiring photographers/videographers?
Take many pictures in familiar places. In order to take good pictures, the first thing to do is to notice beautiful things around you, and cherish your life, no matter how ordinary it seems.
Yoshibo shot all the images above with the OOWA 15mm wide angle and 75mm telephoto lenses.
Follow him on Instagram: @yoshiboworks