We are very excited to announce the launch of an entirely new series called TogTees Presents. In each Episode, we will select a TogTees customer from around the world, and showcase their photography with a short interview. If you'd like to be considered for a feature, please contact us.
Our very first Episode features long-time TogTees fan Takashi Fukukawa, based in Tokyo, Japan. You can find him on Instagram at @fukukawatakashi, and also on Etsy. We interviewed him about his photography, his tools, and his new project, Tokyo Triptych.
The interview was conducted using Google Translate, and has been lightly edited for clarity.
- Tell us a bit about yourself.
Weekend film photographer (a sales engineer on weekdays). Father of an 11-years old girl who doesn't like being photographed.
Live in Shibuya, Tokyo.
- Tell us about your photography. How and when did you start photography? What do you like to photograph?
Since our daughter was born, I started photography to record her growth.
But recently she has not let me take her pictures, so I started shooting other things.
I like to photograph our daughter, family, friends and the city where we live.
- What is your primary camera and film? Why do you like each one?
camera: Hasselblad X-Pan
reason: Almost the only one which can shoot full-panorama photos with 35mm films.
film: Rollei Retro 400S
reason: High transparency film base, and lower price.
- Tell us about what you’re working on now, or next? What types of photo projects?
Now I’m working on making a series of photos titled “Triptych Tokyo”.
I shoot a scene of Tokyo separately with a panorama camera and arrange those negatives to get the original scenery in a darkroom.
- Suggest 1-2 photographers you really like that you would recommend people follow.
Elliott Erwitt: a legend of snapshooter with humor and love
All images used with permission of the photographer.
A big thanks to Takashi for agreeing to be interviewed. Please be sure to check out his phenomenal work at @fukukawatakashi.
Stay tuned for the next episode coming soon.