"A Caged Existence "
Captive Asian small-clawed otter in "otter cafe", Tokyo. Listed as vulnerable on IUCN Red List.
Biography: I am a visual storyteller and a wildlife & conservation photographer focusing on fauna of the Japanese archipelago. My passion is for telling stories that explore the intersection of history, pop-culture, community and wildlife conservation. My long-term work focuses on the exotic/endangered pet trade,
in particular documenting Japan's long and complex history with otters. I practice ethical photography. The needs and wellbeing of the animal always comes first. When photographing captive animals, I do not induce them with food and I do not handle them. I only use minimal post processing.