Going through Tomo Kohsaka’s photos is making me daydream about spending my summer days in Japan. There’s a sense of calm with a touch of whimsiness to her photos. I can imagine she’d be a fun person to hang out with. And if you can read Japanese, I suggest you check out her blog as well.
Q. Can you tell me what you’re trying to capture when you take your food photos?
A. I am trying to capture a scene that makes someone (and me) feel comfortable. I would like the viewer to feel they want to enter that scene.
Q. What do you like about photography?
A. I can express myself without words using photography.
Q. What inspires you?
A. I feel inspired by the things I yearn for. For example, the cool scene in a movie, an article in a magazine or something I desire at that time.
Q. Best meal so far in 2012?
A. In Tokyo, Japan we have very hot summers and cold winters. We have a short period before summer which is perfect BBQ weather.
My best meal so far in 2012 was a BBQ at my home with my family and friends. We enjoyed a lot of delicious food and laughs together.
All photos courtesy of Tomo Kohsaka.