johan brooks


Johan is a photographer based out of Tokyo, Japan. He specializes in the preservation of candid human moments, with most of his output being documentary, event, portrait, and street photography. 

He enjoys a variety of work, but ultimately aims to use his photography to contribute to humanitarian and environmental causes. Creating a photo book, skydiving, and completing a space walk are among his other goals. He has high hopes for the first two.


Johan was born in the UK and grew up in NYC. He eventually found his way to Japan, which took longer than it probably should have. It is there that photography took a hold of him. He has been living in Japan for over 10 years.

For artistic reasons, he uses manual focus lenses exclusively, and mostly manual settings. He refrains from cropping photos, and his documentary and street photographs aren’t posed unless explicitly stated otherwise.


His clients include Muse and Co., British Embassy Tokyo, Mirai no Mori, and Run for The Cure. He has been commissioned for weddings, portraiture, music performances, and other events. For assignments, commissions, collaborations or prints, Johan can be reached via email, instagram or the form below. 


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