Saturday, July 20, 2013

Private Photo Workshop in NY

Teaching photography was an amazing experience for me. The student was highly motivated and excited, ready to photograph just about anything. It reminded me of the days when I was studying photojournalism at the University of Miami. Back then, everyday was filled with the excitement and challenge of shooting and editing images. It was so FUN to learn about photography and to go out to take photographs. During this workshop, I wanted the student to feel the excitement and joy of creating photography. Here is her testimonial.

TESTIMONIAL
After having done a beginner photography course two years ago, I had been thinking that I needed a push to get to the next stage in order to improve my photos. I was lucky to find Miho to help me to achieve this. I spent the most fascinating five days in New York discovering its million of secrets that are now captured in my camera. She put together a very exciting plan with diverse locations to visit in the city that never sleeps. We were shooting on the Top of the Rock, The National Library, The Central Station, Chelsea Market, Highline and the spectacular Brooklyn, (among other places, squares and avenues). She helped me to better understand the different options in my camera, encouraged me to shoot with different setups from different angles and explained me the importance of composition. After hundreds of shots, I was impressed with the result: when I had my pictures printed on the last day of the course, it was like holding postcards. There is no comparison between my pictures before and after the workshop; now they are saying something.


The following images were shot with Miho’s iPhone during the workshop.



Tuesday, April 23, 2013

"Dinner in NY" on Soura Magazine

I received a magazine from Dubai last week and it was Soura Magazine which is the only photography magazine in the Middle East Region. They feature my photo project, "Dinner in NY" on 10 pages!! Yay!!!

I’m still working on this project and if you’re interested in to be photographed during your dinner (only in New York City area), please feel free to email me (miho@mihophoto.com).







Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Dinner in Tokyo


Taichi Inoue
Taichi teaches the Japanese art of flower arrangement. He lives by himself in a very traditional-style Japanese apartment, in which there is an arranged flower in the corner of the room. He likes the simple Japanese lifestyle and his dinner is usually a homemade Japanese meal. 
Age: 31 Time: 9:16 PM Location: Suginami-ku

Other photos of "Dinner in Tokyo" are here.

My photo project, "DINNER IN NY" is here (www.mihophoto.com/dinnerinny) and I'm still working on this project also.


Taichi Inoue
生け花の先生をしているTaichiさんは、昔ながらの

日本的なアパートに一人暮らしをしていて、その部屋の片
隅には自分で生けたお花が飾られている。
彼は日本の簡素な生活を心がけ、夕食も自分で作った家庭

的な日本食を家で食べる事が多い。
年齢:31 時間:21:16 場所:杉並区

その他の「Dinner in Tokyo」の写真はこちらでご覧下さい。

もう一つのプロジェクト、「DINNER IN NY」はこちら(www.mihophoto.com/dinnerinny)です。

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Dinner in Tokyo



Shizuka Wakashita
Shizuka usually cooks at home even after her busy days and has dinner with her son, Sean, but without her husband since her husband comes home late from work on weekdays.  

Age: 34 Time: 6:23 PM Location: Setagaya-ku

Other photos of "Dinner in Tokyo" are here.

My photo project, "DINNER IN NY" is here (www.mihophoto.com/dinnerinny) and I'm still working on this project also.


Shizuka Wakashita
Shizukaは普段は仕事の後に帰宅して、家で夕食を作り息子Seanと共に食べる。平日は旦那さんは仕事で帰りが遅いため家族揃って食事をとることは滅多にできない。
年齢: 34 時間: 18:23 場所: 世田谷区

その他の「Dinner in Tokyo」の写真はこちらでご覧下さい。

もう一つのプロジェクト、「DINNER IN NY」はこちら(www.mihophoto.com/dinnerinny)です。

Saturday, May 19, 2012

GRAND PRIZE OF PDN Top Knots 2012!!!

A few months ago I received an email from PDN magazine, an American magazine for professional photographers which was first published in 1980. The message read: "Congratulations on being selected as a PDN Top Knots Finalist!" and I was so excited that my engagement photo, "Love Portrait in Tokyo | Yuki + Yohei" would be featured in that magazine! I couldn't believe it until the day I actually saw my images on their digital edition. I had no idea which prize I received until they published the issue and I was totally stunned when my prize was the GRAND PRIZE, which is the best prize of PDN Top Knots. What a thrill!!

You can see more photos of this smiley + cute couple here, "Love Portrait in Tokyo | Yuki + Yohei".

Also, check out PDN winner's gallery.




Friday, March 2, 2012

Features: Dinner in NY

The Kitchn
Intimate Portraits of People Eating at Home: The Dinner in NY Project by Miho Aikawa



Oprah Blog
Dinner at the Family Table (and Couch and Bed and Laptop...)



LA Weekly Blog
Dinner in NY: Portraits of People Eating



Flavorpill
Voyeuristic Photographs of New Yorkers Having Dinner

Opening Reception - International Artists At Home and Abroad Ehibition



[International Artists At Home and Abroad Ehibition]

Globalization creates unexpected relationships and contrasts in contemporary art. This series focuses on the significance of exhibiting a variety of works in a pluralistic art world.

Photographer Miho Aikawa will exhibit her photographs of "STILL MOMENTS".

Please join the opening reception and enjoy the worldwide arts.


Broadway Gallery
Opening Reception: 6pm-8pm, Thursday, March 8, 2012

March 6 - April 3, 2012
473 Broadway, New York, NY 10013
http://www.broadwaygallerynyc.com



Wednesday, January 25, 2012

DINNER in NY - New Photo



Kristy May has quick dinner, dandling her 1 month newborn baby.
Age: 32 Time: 4:50 PM Location: Greenpoint, Brooklyn


More photos of "DINNER IN NY" are here (www.mihophoto.com/projects/dinnerinny).

Friday, October 28, 2011

DINNER in Tokyo



Sawako Okuhata
Sawako lives in an apartment by herself and usually has a quiet dinner in the dining room, but when she is too exhausted, she has a light meal on the bed, watching TV.
Age: 54 Time: 7:13 PM Location: Itabashi-ku

My photo project, "DINNER IN NY" is here (www.mihophoto.com/dinnerinny) and I'm still working on this project also.


一人暮らしのSawakoさんはキッチン横の食卓でテレビを観ずに食事に専念して夕食をとるのが常だ。
けれど時折疲れきっていてる時は、テレビを見ながら寝室で簡単に夕食を済ませることもあるという。
年齢:54 時間:19:13 場所:板橋区

もう一つのプロジェクト、「DINNER IN NY」はこちら(www.mihophoto.com/dinnerinny)です。NY版もまだまだ撮影続行中。