APB/Profoto Interview: Hikida Sayaka
As we do every month, we’re going to check in with one of the winners of Profoto‘s Assistant Contest. As you may notice, Profoto helps support this outfit, and we like to check in on what they’re doing. This month we chat with Hikida Sayaka.
You may notice a bit of a language gap, but I’m guessing we’ll all find it charming.
Tell me a little about your background. How did you start shooting?
I was a magazine and book editor a few years ago. I liked photos and suddenly realized that I should be a photographer. I’m thinking my roots of photo is my mother.
It’s very simple.
My mother’s always took photos of my brother and sister and me. She put our unique photos on the walls so I had the chance to see many photos in my childhood. Photos are a part of my life.
What’s your favorite/strongest body of work (or the work you feel most defines you)?
I have two main works of photos. One is taking children. I focus on brightness of kids Each kid has his/her own great personality, I mean brightness. I believe that. Photos of kids remind grown-ups of original brightness!
And the other is taking Europe area. This work is kind of hobby.
Share two photos of yours that you particularly love.
What’s next for you, in 2011 and beyond?
I’d like to develop the kids fashion photos as a business in a few years. And I’d like to try to take photos of kids in the great nature scene by myself, so that I’m traveling around Tokyo!
AND…. here are some fish pictures because they are lovely. Thanks, Hikida!
See more of Hikida Sayaka‘s work.
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