Japanese photographer Mika Ninagawa first trained as a graphic designer, before turning to photography.
In addition to achieving success through her commercial work in fashion and advertising, Ninagawa has also won numerous awards for her art photography which explores themes of Japanese youth culture, the dark side of eroticism, and the effects of light on color.
Ninagawa is best known for her vibrant and brightly colored photographs of flowers, goldfish, and landscapes.
Further expanding her creative repertoire, Ninagawa directed her first full-length film in 2007 (Sakuran), followed by a music video for the popular group AKB48, and a film adaption of Helter Skelter (the Japanese manga).
It’s always a pleasure to see a talented creative person who continues to explore different medium.