After studying fashion design at Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo,
in 1998 Akira brought his creative passion to New York City,
where he found success as a high-end floral designer.
After six years of making beautiful arrangements for boutiques, restaurants, and private parties,
in 2004 Akira’s artistic energy found a new focus: photography.
Formally trained in fashion and design,
Akira finds beauty in every scene and creates his images with sophistication.
Akira travels the world to document, explore, and gain inspiration from other cultures.

Akira Yamada is based in New York City.


Brutus, Casa Brutus, Conde Nast Traveller, Centurion,
Departures, Domino, Elle Japon, Elle a table, Madame Figaro Japon, FRAU,
GQ Russia, Ginza, Popeye, Mens Nonno, On your Mark,
PEN, SPUR, UOMO, Voce, Vogue Japan, Vogue Australia, Vogue China,
Vogue Mexico, Vogue Russia, Vogue Hellas, Woman’s Health Japan, WWD Japan.

Brands and Corporates
3.1 Philip Lim, Adidas Japan K K, Beams Co.,Ltd, Derek Lam, Deuxieme Classe, Goldwin Inc,
Kirin Inc, Kaptain Sunshine, Kenneth Field, Line-Inc, Manhattan Portage, Nepenthes, Rag&Bone,
RHIE, SIMONE, Spick&Span Noble, Starbucks Japan, The NorthFace Japan, Tod’s, Uniqlo.

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