Born in Japan, I have always worked in visual forms, as an illustrator, painter, and make-up artist. I moved to London in the mid-1970s and began working extensively as a stylist, choosing costumes for artists appearing in photo and video shoots. It is from this intensive experience in the world of fashion and music during the 1970s and early 1980s that my photography derives. This is the provenance of my elegant, beautiful images. A strength of my work is an ability to find majesty in the mundane.