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Eiji YAMAMOTO, professional photographer and PhotoAritst, from Japan.

Since 2007 Eiji Yamamoto lives in Saarbrücken, Germany, married, no children.

While studying in Munich, he started as a photographer and did both a tourist photo and a street photo for a magazine, a learning book and an event, as well as portraits and a stage concert photo for e.g. CD, poster, magazine, theater program and flyer.


My favorite photographer is Herbie Yamaguchi (1950-), Robert Doisneau (1912-1994), Frank Horvat(1928-), Henri Cartier-Bresson(1908-2004), Sabine Weiss(1924-) and Vivian Maier(1926-2009). The most influenced photographer is Reni Leifenstal (1902-2003).. The most influenced photographer is Reni Leifenstal (1902-2003).

My favorite photography field is Street and Portraits. My favorite image is a picture of people and the images of people’s feelings, thoughts and emotions (even though people are not shown). I think that a photo is a dialogue and communication between a photographer and an (invisible) person.

My hobbies are opera, ballet and baking the cake. Keigo Higashino (Japanese writer). My favorite is BABYMETAL.



—– Gear —–

Previously, I used several Digital and Analog SLR cameras. However, I was concerned about the noise of the SLR cameras during the concert and the stage rehearsal, and when I got Olympus system camera E-P1 in 2009, I gradually switched from SLR camera to system camera.

Until 2016 — (m4/3 and 4/3 Bajonett, Zustand ende 2016)
2 x Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II, E-P5 / M. Zuiko 12mm(1.2), 17mm(1.8), 75mm(1.8), Zuiko 50mm(2.0) Macro, 35-100(2.0), 50-200(2.8-3.5), Panasonic Fisheye 8mm(3.5), Summilux 25mm(1.4), Nocticron 42.5(1.2) / Flash usw.

Since 2016 — (Fujifilm X-Bajonett)
Fujifilm X-Pro2、X-T2、X-E2 / XF 16mm(1.4), 18mm(2.0), 23mm(1.4), 35mm(2.0), 56mm(1.2), 90mm(2.0) / Flash usw.

Film —
Olympus OM-2 / Zuiko 50mm(1.4), 85mm(2.0), 100mm(2.0), 135mm(2.8) /// Leica M3 / Leitz Summicron 50mm(2.0), Leica SOFORT, Fujifilm SQ10 usw.

PC & Drucker —
VAIO Z Canvas, Sony VAIO Z(Adobe RGB) / X-Rite ColorMunki Photo / EPSON SureColor P600