Today we’d like to introduce you to Tatsu Ikeda.
Tatsu, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I am a Los Angeles based photographer. I started as a teenage Japanese kid came to the states with a big dream of making a movie, then I took photography classes in college and fell in love with it. A couple of decades later, I am still trying to pay my bill taking pictures.
Has it been a smooth road?
It’s never been a smooth ride and it still has not. Like many artists, I am still a hungry artist trying to make it in LA. It’s been a constant struggle and challenge of finding a balance in creating works that’s uniquely myself that suit my clients needs. I strive to create image(s) that makes my clients happy as well as myself.
Tell us about your childhood, what were you like growing up?
When I was a kid I was very into music, movie, art, car, and motorcycle.
As I was growing up I was a kind of kid that loves to create things but not really good at it. I tried painting, pottery, science, writing, sport etc… I enjoyed them but I always found myself being sub-par until I found photography.
Is there a specific memory from when you were younger that you really miss?
I enjoyed camping trips I took with my family every summer. I don’t recall much of detail but I always remember the feeling of freedom being away from the everyday life and sleeping outdoor. As an adult, I still enjoy outdoor. I take my kid to camping trip often and I take solo camping ride every now and then.
So, what should we be on the lookout for, what’s next in store for you?
I would love to own a studio in LA and Atlanta. LA has been really good to me and I’d love to own a studio. I used to have one but it was a failure. I’d love to give it a go again. Also one in Atlanta. I go there often and I see a lot of potentials and thriving artist community there. My goal is to be able to be based in both cities (and possibly more).
- Website: photosbytatsu.com
- Phone: 323-915-8239
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: @photosbytatsu
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/PhotosbyTATSU/
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