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Jeffrey

Event / Lifestyle Photographer

Biography

I am the photographer and creative director behind Shogunmaster Photography. Welcome to my place I call ‘home’ on the web! I was born in Pheonix, Arizona but growing up, I moved around for my father’s work which makes it hard for me to say I am originally from, but my professional life has led me from New Jersey/New York City to Seoul, Korea finally landing me in Nagoya, Japan in 2006. I currently live in the heart of Tokyo splitting my time between Nagoya. 

I’m pretty much a freelance event photographer that loves to be behind the camera, and for the most part a self-taught photographer. I started photography as a hobby, but have been devoting more of my time and energy full time to photography. I’m passionate about a lot of things in life as you will learn from following me along my journey. Photography is an on-going passion and is the reason for this website. I have discovered that with photography, I have found a medium that enables me to express my creativity and use my abilities to view the world in a different way. As a member of the International Press Photographers Association, I’ve been featured in various newspapers and magazines in both Korea(1994-2006) and Japan(2006-present). I am also a contributor with Getty Contributor/iStockPhoto (Getty Images) and YourShot(National Geographic) photography communities. 

A creator knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

When I’m not doing other things, my artistic interests are in portrait photography and event work. Initially, I gained experience in the realm of crime scene/forensic evidence photography and often took photos during my various deployments and picked up street photography during my time in the Army – which is still, today, one of my hobbies and main interests. I work in Digital Marketing and I am lucky enough to have a job that allows me to enjoy the things I do. The combination of my love for photography coupled with my travels and a keen interest for technology make Shogunmaster Photography an enjoyable and rewarding hobby for me. I am currently learning about video content/editing. I’m also an avid billiards player and love baseball. I also run an online culture & lifestyle magazine called SPOT-Report. You can easily engage me in a conversation on any of these topics for hours.

There are many posts within Shogunmaster Photography of my favorite places in Nagoya/Kyoto/Tokyo, my travels or techniques in photography. As a photographer, I often get asked about what cameras/equipment I use, how I edit my images, what settings I use or where the best place is to shoot in Japan. If you are new here, I suggest you start here to see all that site has to offer. Most of my work is available for viewing, so if you wish to see an image or print that you can’t find in the gallery, please email me.

This is a friendly place so feel free to engage, share, ask questions or just watch quietly from the shadows… everyone is welcome. Enjoy! Tell your friends, leave comments, better yet leave money! This traveling stuff ain’t cheap even though I travel on shoestring budget!

Do you want to know more?

  • For more frequently asked questions, please visit the About page.
  • For the chronicles of my adventures both current and past along with socio-political commentary and stories on cultural activities from my photo shoots, please take a look at My Latest Stories.
  • To keep up with my travels in real time, follow me on Facebook and Instagram.
  • I also have a culture & lifestyle instagram that is more geared toward general travel picture and my daily life in Japan.

Your comments and feedback would be most appreciated.

Past Clients

SNKRGMZ
Fashion Week Misfits
Paper Bag Entertainment
Mitomo
Robogirls
Fashion One
Bigfoot Entertainment
Misaki Hara

Employment Background

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Past Events Covered

2019

– Tokyo Auto Salon 2019 [Tokyo] (Car Show)
– CP+ Camera Show [Tokyo] (Event)
– Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo A/W 2019 [Shibuya] (Fashion Show)
– Tokyo Girls Collection S/S 2018 [Yokohama] (Fashion Show)
– Miss Hooters Japan 2019 Contest [Shinjuku] (Event)
– Electric Daisy Carnival Japan 2019 [Makuhari] (Music Festival)
– Y’s ALCANTARA A/W 2019 [Shibuya] (Fashion Show)

*** Tentative Schedule ***
– Creators Exhibition [Tokyo] (Event)
– Suzuka 8 Hours [Suzuka] (Motorsports Race)
– World Cosplay Summit [Nagoya] (Cosplay Event)
– NBA Japan 2019 [Saitama] (Sports)
– Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo S/S 2020 [Shibuya] (Fashion Show)
– Tokyo Game Show [Tokyo] (Cosplay Event)
– Red Bull Air Race 2019 [Chiba] (Extreme Sports)

2018

– Tokyo Auto Salon 2018 [Tokyo] (Car Show)
– CP+ Camera Show [Tokyo] (Event)
– Hotta Kimono Anniversary Party [Shibuya] (Fashion Show)
– Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo A/W 2018 [Shibuya] (Fashion Show)
– Tokyo Girls Collection S/S 2018 [Shibuya] (Fashion Show)
– Creators Exhibition [Tokyo] (Event)
– Suzuka 8 Hours [Suzuka] (Motorsports Race)
– World Cosplay Summit [Sakae] (Cosplay Event)
– Tokyo Game Show [Tokyo] (Cosplay Event)
– Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo S/S 2019 [Shibuya] (Fashion Show)
– D1 Grand Prix & International Drifting Cup Finals 2018 [Tokyo] (Motorsports Race)
– Yokohama Hotrod Custom Show 2018 [Yokohama] (Car Show)
– Red Bull Crashed Ice – Yokohama [Yokohama] (Motorsports Race)
– Stance Nation Tokyo 2018 [Tokyo] (Car Show)

2017

– Tokyo Auto Salon 2017 [Tokyo] (Car Show)
– Tokyo Girls Collection S/S 2017 [Shibuya] (Fashion Show)
– Suzuka 8 Hours [Suzuka] (Motorsports Race)
– World Cosplay Summit [Sakae] (Cosplay Event)
– Suzuka International 1,000km [Suzuka] (Motorsports Race)
– Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo S/S 2018 [Shibuya] (Fashion Show)
– Tokyo Motor Show 2017 [Tokyo] (Car Show)
– InterBEE [Tokyo] (Trade Show)
– Lowrider Super Show 2017 Finals [Tokyo] (Car Show)
– Nagoya Motor Show 2017 [Nagoya] (Car Show)
– X-5 Finals 2017 [Nagoya] (Car Show)

2016

– Tokyo Auto Salon 2016 [Tokyo] (Car Show)
– D1 GP Round 1 [Odaiba] (Motorsports Race)
– Mercedes Benz Fashion Week – Tokyo A/W 2016 [Shibuya] (Fashion Show)
– Tokyo Girls Collection S/S 2015 [Shibuya] (Fashion Show)
– Red Bull Air Race 2016 [Chiba] (Motorsports Race)
– Suzuka 8 Hours [Suzuka] (Motorsports Race)
– World Cosplay Summit [Sakae] (Cosplay Event)
– Suzuka International 1,000km [Suzuka] (Motorsports Race)
– Red Bull BC One 2016 World Finals [Nagoya] (Event)
– X-5 Japan Tour Finals 2016 [Nagoya] (Car Show)

2015

– Classic Legends [Nagoya] (Car Show)
– D1 GP Round 1 [Odaiba] (Motorsports Race)
– Tokyo Girls Collection S/S 2015 [Shibuya] (Fashion Show)
– Special Import Show [Tokyo] (Car Show)
– Suzuka 8 Hours [Suzuka] (Motorsports Race)
– X-5 Tokyo [Tokyo] (Car Show)
– Audio Tokyo [Tokyo] (Club Event)
– Tokyo Girls Audition 2015 [Shibuya] (Fashion Event)
– Tokyo Girls Collection A/W 2015 [Shibuya] (Fashion Show)
– Mercedes Benz Fashion Week – Tokyo S/S 2016 [Shibuya] (Fashion Show)
– Kolor Master’s Show-Up [Odaiba] (Car Show)
– D1 GP Round 6 [Odaiba] (Motorsports Race)
– D1 GP Champions [Odaiba] (Motorsports Race)
– Yokota Friendship Festival Airshow [Tokyo] (Military Event)
– Hotrod & Custom Show [Yokohama] (Car Show)
– Tokyo Motor Show [Tokyo] (Car Show)

2014

– Nagoya Auto Trend [Nagoya] (Car Show)
– Red Bull X-Fighters [Osaka] (Motorsports Race)
– Leroy Custom Party [Nagoya] (Car Show)
– Joints Custom Bike Show [Nagoya] (Car Show)
– Suzuka 8 Hours [Suzuka] (Motorsports Race)
– World Cosplay Summit 2014 (Red Carpet & Stage Show)
– Suzuka 1000km [Suzuka] (Motorsports Race)
– Red Bull Street Style [Nagoya] (Competition)
– Wekfest [Nagoya] (Car Show)
– Import Tuning World [Nagoya] (Car Show)
– Ken Block’s Nagoya Experience [Nagoya] (Motorsports Race)
– Yaba Collection [Nagoya] (Fashion Show)
– Cal-Flavor [Hamamatsu] (Car Show)
– TGC Night [Nagoya] (Live Music)
– JASDF Airshow [Gifu] (Military Event)
– Red Bull Holy Ride [Kyoto] (Race)
– X-5 Finals [Nagoya] (Car Show)

2013

– Tokyo Auto Salon [Tokyo] (Car Show)
– Nagoya Auto Trend [Nagoya] (Car Show)
– Nagoya Collection S/S 2013 [Nagoya] (Fashion Show)
– Joints Custom Bike Show [Nagoya] (Car Show)
– D1 GP Round 2 [Suzuka] (Motorsports Race)
– Gary’s Belly Dance Show [Nagoya] (Club Event)
– Suzuka 8 Hours [Suzuka] (Motorsports Race)
– World Cosplay Summit 2013 (Red Carpet & Stage Show)
– Suzuka 1000km [Suzuka] (Motorsports Race)
– Auto Legends [Nagoya] (Car Show)
– JASDF Airshow [Gifu] (Military Event)
– Cal-Flavor [Hamamatsu] (Car Show)
– Nagoya Motor Show [Nagoya] (Car Show)
– X-5 Finals [Nagoya] (Car Show)

2012

– Tokyo Auto Salon 2012 [Tokyo] (Car Show)
– Paradise Ally Pole Dance Show [Tokyo] (Club Event)
– Diesel Go-Go Dance Show [Tokyo] (Club Event)
– Red Cave Go-Go Dance Show [Tokyo] (Club Event)
– Eddie’s Go-Go Dance Show [Tokyo] (Club Event)
– Kamikaze Go-Go Dance Show [Tokyo] (Club Event)
-Hang Out Go-Go Dance Show [Tokyo] (Club Event)
– D1 GP Round 2 [Suzuka] (Motorsports Race)
– Tokyo Girls Collection S/S 2012 [Yokohama] (Fashion Show)
– World Cosplay Summit 2012 (Red Carpet & Stage Show)
– Tokyo Girls Collection A/W 2012 [Nagoya] (Fashion Show)
– D1 GP Champions [Nagoya] (Motorsports Race)
– Suzuka 1000km [Suzuka] (Motorsports Race)
– Nagoya Beauty Live [Nagoya] (Live Music)
– Auto Legends [Nagoya] (Car Show)
– ZIP FM Autumn Square [Nagoya] (Live Music)
– The Sexy Halloween Party [Nagoya] (Club Event)
– Little Village Belly Dance Show [Nagoya] (Club Event)
– X-5 Finals [Nagoya] (Car Show)
– RAN Magazine [Aichi] (Various Articles)

2011

– Tokyo Auto Salon 2011 [Tokyo] (Car Show)
– Herbalife Beauty Contest 2011 [Nagoya] (Fashion Event)
– D1 GP Round 4 [Suzuka] (Motorsports Race)
– Nagoya Auto Trend [Nagoya] (Car Show)
– Designers Symphony [Nagoya] (Hair Stylist Showcase)
– Tokyo Girls Collection S/S 2011 [Nagoya] (Fashion Show)
– Nagoya Culture Collection 2011 [Nagoya] (Fashion Show)
– World Cosplay Summit 2011 [Nagoya] (Red Carpet & Stage Show)
– Suzuka 1000km [Suzuka] (Motorsports Race)
– Nagoya Collection A/W 2011 [Nagoya] (Fashion Show)
– ROCKtoberfest [Nagoya] (Club Event)
– JASDF Airshow [Gifu] (Military Event)
– Lowrider Car Show [Nagoya] (Car Show)
– D1 GP Champions [Nagoya] (Motorsports Race)
– Kimono Fashion Dream 2011 [Nagoya] (Fashion Show)
– Nagoya Motor Show [Nagoya] (Car Show)
– X-5 Finals [Nagoya] (Car Show)
– RAN Magazine [Aichi] (Various Articles)

2010

– Tokyo Auto Salon 2010 [Tokyo] (Car Show)
– D1 GP – Street Legal [Suzka] (Motorsports Race)
– World Cosplay Summit 2010 [Nagoya] (Red Carpet & Stage Show)
– Suzuka 1000km [Suzuka] (Motorsports Race)
– Auto Legends [Nagoya] (Car Show)
– Absolute Halloween Party [Nagoya] (Club Event)
– Pole Dance Party [Nagoya] (Club Event)
– X-5 Finals [Nagoya] (Car Show)
– RAN Magazine [Aichi] (Various Articles)

2009

– World Cosplay Summit 2009 [Nagoya] (Red Carpet & Stage Show)
– Nagoya Motor Show [Nagoya] (Car Show)

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