I FEEL A SENSE OF PEACE...

I've always been drawn to the sea, there's something about her that's always calls to me. The majority of my work is based around the ocean whether shooting seascapes or personal projects. Whenever I'm standing on the shoreline, I feel a sense of peace as I listen the heartbeat of the ocean as each wave wash up onto the shore & washes back out, it calms my soul. I try to recreate that feeling in my photography. I've been using ND filters to slow down the movement of the water & sky, trying to capture not only a single still moment, but to capture a short glimpse of time.

My camera, the choice of lens, tripod & the ND filters...are tools that I use to help me to paint my vision onto a canvas. Nikon, Fuji, Sony...brand names doesn't matter, it won't help me to become a better photographer, they're just tools. With that said, use the tools that works for you, to help you see & create your own stylized vision. Be unique & never settle...Aloha, Ryan

If you want to see more of my work in different genres, the links below will take you to my other website & social media pages.

SEASCAPE, EVENTS & SPECIAL PROJECTS
Website: www.ryansakamoto.com
Instagram: instagram.com/rsakamoto808/
Facebook: I am currently not posting to Facebook

PORTRAITURE, SWIMSUIT, LINGERIE & BOUDOIR
Website: thecraftofvision.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecraftofvision/

Doggie Pics - Friends of Maile & Chowder
Instagram: @friendsofmaileandchowder
Webpage: Friends of Maile & Chowder

accomplishments:

Contemporary Photography in Hawaii, an annual juried gallery showing
2013
2016
2017
2018
2019

*Tatto Revue Issue #178 Featuring images for Tattoo Artist Marie Maowski

*Skin Art Magazine Issue #171 Featuring images for Tattoo Artist Marie Maowski

*FLUX Magazine Feb 2018, PhotoCon Hawaii Photo Contest Honorable mention.
https://fluxhawaii.com/the-essence-of-hawaii/

*Houseink Art & Tattoo Magazine, Aperture Issue 2018
http://www.houseink.com/tattoo-artist/ryan-sakamoto/

Interview blog from Diane Ako, “Photography hobby a respite from stress”
https://hawaiiirl.com/blogs/photography-hobby-a-respite-from-stress.html/

*HONOLULU PULSE, Issue Julu 19, 2014 Freestyle: Pacific Ink & Art Expo goes bold
http://www.honolulupulse.com/2014/07/freestyle-piae-2014/

*Hawaii Tattoo Expo, Official Event photographer
https://www.flickr.com/photos/hawaiitattooexpo/

*MidWeek August 14, 2018
http://www.midweek.com/lanai-tabura-cooking-hawaiian-style/
http://www.midweek.com/can-cooking-hawaiian-style/

*Cooking Hawaiian Style, Promotional/Behind the Scene set photographer.
https://www.cookinghawaiianstyle.com/

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