mohawkは日本を拠点としたフォトグラファーチームです。2015年HasselbladのアンバサダーDerek Makishimaをチームの中核人物に、商用写真、ポートフォリオ、プロダクト写真など、様々なニーズにお応えできるクリエイティブを目指しています。また海外企業の日本向けローカライズ写真、デザインなども得意としています。

mohawk is a photography team based in Japan. With 2015 Hasselblad’s ambassador Derek Makishima, we aim at creative answering to a variety of the needs from portraits, business photography, product photos, portfolios and more. We also specialize in design and localization for companies who want to launch their products in Japan.

DEREK MAKISHIMA

I only have one life, yet I have so many interests and am curious about everything, and being a photographer has allowed me to glimpse into the lives and careers of those who I cannot be because I am limited to one life.  From CEOs, to international fashion designers, actors, athletes and to the person down the street who bakes my bread, I  have photographed them all and peeked into their lives for a moment.  However, after I finish photographing,  I have never thought, “I would like to have their job.” I am always happy to come home as a photographer, a person who has the ability to live many lives.  The fact is I have never thought of photography as a job, for me it is my life, and it makes me excited about living, no two days are the same, each day is unique. Tomorrow you may be my client, and perhaps become a friend, I am truly excited to meet you!

MINORU NITTA

もともと自分はグラフィックデザイナーですが、写真はグラフィックデザインとは切り離せないもの。デザインに使う写真も自分の思い通りになればと思って写真をはじめました。デジタルカメラが標準になって、ある程度の失敗も編集時に修復できる時代になって、やっと自分も思い通りに近い写真が撮影できるようになってきました。カメラを通して知り合ったデレックマキシマ氏との出会いは大変大きく、やっと信頼できるパートナーと出会った思いです。

株式会社ジェットセット代表取締役社長。グラフィックデザイナーとして長年活動しています。写真に本格的に取り組み始めたは2007年ころから。ニコン>キャノン>結局中判に落ち着いています。主なクライアントはNHKさま、Universal Musicさま、東京藝術大学社会連携センターさま、株式会社ベクトルさま、電通さまなど

 

I started my career as a graphic designer and I believe photography and graphic design are inseparable. For my design projects, I needed photos according to my vision so I’ve started to shoot for my purpose. After some trial and error I finally managed to shoot photos the way I wanted them to be. Meeting Derek Makishima made a huge impact on me and I feel I’ve finally found my perfect partner in the photography field.

I’m the CEO of Jetset Inc. I’ve worked as a graphic designer for a long time and I started working as a photographer in 2007.  Nikon > Canon > Hasselblad – I prefer medium format.

My clients are NHK, Universal Music Japan, the Public Collaboration Center of Tokyo University of the Arts, Vector Inc, Dentsu and more