A dreamer. Word lover. Art lover. Dog lover. Moon lover. Novice yet passionate Tango learner…I don’t dislike rainy days. I have a relationship with Sky, Sea and Clouds. No smart brain to make lies. I often forget the world. Absolute feeling driven…Perfectly imperfect.
I was born and raised in Japan. After living & traveling many countries I am now living in Canada. I don’t consider myself as a photographer – I am more like…a self-proclaimed shooting addict. I bought my first SLR (film) about 20 years ago…and at the time, pursuing a career as a professional photographer was not realistic but photography had long been a favorite hobby of mine. Like everyone, I had my ups and downs in both personal and professional areas of my life and shooting became a source of therapy for me. It gave me a lot of energy , motivation and joy. After a great deal of struggle, I returned to the place where I was 20 years ago. What is photography to me?
Photography is about seeing something I’ve never seen.
Photography is about reflecting myself.
Photography is my language when my words get jumbled.
Photography is about lights.
Photography is about darkness
Photography is about life that I can never get rid of – no matter what.
Links to Mariko’s websites below. Do visit her after viewing this wonderful slide show of her exceptional photography!