I’m a book designer and amateur photographer in Tokyo, with a blowfish poison scientist background I’d rather keep secret, but because you will find out one way or another (they all do) I’ll mention it anyway. In a way I’m juggling the arts and science.

What connects both science and art on a fundamental level? Curiosity and experimentation.

Ever since I started to focus on (photo/art)book design professionally, I truly returned to enjoying doing photography for myself again – as an amateur.

I also love doing things by hand, like writing by hand in ink on paper, and crafting photo and art books, from sheet paper to bound book. I love paper and ink.

You can find me on twitter, Ellofacebook and instagram. I use these to varying degrees, and in a serious love/hate relationship.





“BLACK ICE photo+book exhibition”

October 16th – November 1st, 2014

Aoyama, Tokyo, JAPAN


“AGAIN.” (collaboration with rina song)

February 18th – March 2nd, 2013

Aoyama, Tokyo, JAPAN


“Photography meets Illustration” (collaboration with rina song)

June 5th – 16th, 2012

Aoyama, Tokyo, JAPAN



  • “Nippon Soul – Rare Groove Japan” (uptown strut Magazine (9/2011); 9 pages illustrated article about Japan’s record dealer scene
  • “Drink and Click”  (camera 6-2013); about the Drink and Click™ Tokyo group