Portrait & Adventure Photographer in Japan

Steven West is a professional photographer in Japan, specialising in Portraiture, Adventure, Travel and Lifestyle imagery.

As a photographer in Tokyo for 20 years, Steven has worked with some of the worlds most desirable brands to help them realise their project, large or small.  Whether it’s a captured moment of an outdoor adventure or a portrait session, Steven’s intention is to bring a sense of immersion to the viewer so they’re not just looking at the moment, they’re feeling it.  To stir emotion, incite intrigue and make every fleeting moment captured, a profound and important one.

Steven’s approach is not just to photograph something to an acceptable level but to know as much as he can about the subject, place, person or product he is shooting and portray it in the most organic and authentic way possible.

When not on assignment Steven can usually be found camping, kayaking, paddle-boarding, free-diving, spear-fishing, scuba diving or hiking somewhere in the world.

Stay up to date with where Steven is and what he’s up to by following him on Instagram: @mecan_

  • Note that this is the Overview page that showcases a mixture of the work Steven does.  Drill down into the individual galleries by using the navigation at the top of the page.

Personal Portrait Sessions

Bespoke private portrait sessions - contact Steven directly with your details for a quote.

Brand Marketing & Collaboration

For sponsorship, brand marketing and collaborative projects please drop Steven a note with some details outlining your project proposal.