My favourite time of the day to take a photograph is when you just start feeling like drinking a beer, when the sun is touching the horizon. I like the lushness of nature, full of positive thriving life. Even the lushness of a small temple in Tokyo can excite me, not necessarily my favourite Iriomote rainforest. Born and bred in Tokyo, I love the quiet calm pockets inside the big bustling city as well as lively local places where you can really see life happening in front of you. I love to feel and capture happy moments, that can remind people of their happiness again and again, creating storytelling photos to reflect the depth of what is being captured.
Ippei is a Getty Images on-trend photographer 2018 (one of four selected talents worldwide), and his work has been published in National Geographic, Vanity Fair.