My Story

Born in Los Angeles to a Japanese mother and Taiwanese father, I grew up attending a progressive middle and high school with a strong emphasis on the visual arts. As a young girl, I took great joy in figure drawing, shooting black and white film on a manual camera, and developing and printing photographs in the darkroom.

After graduating from UC Berkeley, I lived in Taipei, Taiwan, before returning to the Bay Area, where I produced webinars, interactive summits and live chats for a fast-growing B2B online media startup. On weekends, I trained in the digital arts, from podcasting to the Adobe Creative Suite, at the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC), and later picked up my first digital SLR to document a road-trip to Europe with my best friend. 

I launched my first blog, Kuishimbo, to share photos I'd taken of local food and culture in cities like Berlin, Yokohama, Kaohsiung, and Oakland. Around the same time, I shot a video and multimedia project called the Fly Project (FlyProjectTV) of over 14 of my peers in the Bay Area and LA who are passionate about diverse fields, from food, art, and startups to social justice, and going for it. 

While producing marketing and social media for a premier photo agency in SF, I began documenting weddings for friends and clients in the Bay Area, while shooting major events and conferences for Women 2.0 and MEGA Startup Weekend. I returned to Los Angeles, where I continued to shoot for clients with a focus on innovation, women, and entrepreneurship. 

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For recent work, visit my tumblr and blog. For older work, visit tech/candid and Kazoku

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