Born in Onagawa of Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, in 1977. I assisted a photographer, Satoru Watanabe, during my college days and became a freelance photographer upon graduation. In my earlier career, I took photos of rock bands and photos for fashion magazines that are targeted for younger generations. I later set off on a journey across the United States, under a missoin that I named, “In Search of Myself.” I further travelled to Canada and Mexico, expanding my horizon. After returning to Japan, I specialized in taking wedding photos. I currently live in Zushi City of Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan. My parents have been missing since the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11 that caused devastating damage to Onagawa. To support the reconstruction of my hometown, I have been taking photos of the people and activities of Onagawa. I have taken the succession without my father’s permission to the third-generation owner of Sasaki Portrait Studio which was established in Onagawa by my grandfather and succeeded by my father, a portrait photographer, Atsushi Sasaki.