ABOUT STEVEN | Photographer in Japan

I was born and raised in the UK and discovered photography at age twelve.  After assisting several well known photographers in London including Rankin, I moved to Tokyo where I started my career working in fashion photography which gradually transitioned to portraiture where I found my groove.

People fascinate me and as such a lot of my work these days involves people in one way or another.  I’ve photographed literally thousands of people, but I remember each and every one of them as if it were yesterday.

I love being outdoors and I actively go camping, kayaking, hiking, free-diving, spear-fishing, scuba-diving or paddle-boarding every chance I get.  At first it was just a way to escape the city, but now it’s part of my work too.

You can see my Life/Adventure work here and my portraiture work here. With all of my work, my intention is to draw the viewer in and give them a sense of immersion. A sense of being in the moment, rather than simply an observer.

I have a Facebook page dedicated to showcasing the hidden outdoor gems of Japan and an Instagram account – @mecan_

Mostly I’m hired for portraiture and lifestyle assignments but my interests don’t have any limits so whether you’re an art director, an editor or a regular everyday person and you have a project in mind, just get in touch and let’s start a conversation.

Photographer In Japan

For clients based outside of Japan looking to work with a photographer in here, I'm familiar with the business culture, speak the language fluently, and can help you plan your project from here in Tokyo.

Get in touch

I'm always open to ideas so feel free to start a conversation.  Send me a message and let me know what you have in mind.

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