Tatsu Ikeda is Boston and NYC based photographer. He is well-regarded for his event, nightlife, and food photography. He also shoots weddings, fashion and editorial, and jewelry on assignment. There is no form of photography that he does not enjoy. He sees photography as both creative and technical opportunities to push the boundaries in terms of aesthetic and emotional impact. He loves coming up with novel and fun solutions for his clients, which includes The Boston Globe, Yelp, Second Glass (Wine Riot), EventBrite, Media Bistro, Tech Cocktail and many other startups, The Estate, Boston's most popular dance club and other nightclubs, many NYC and Boston restaurants, Harvard University's Fly Club and Alumni Rowing Association, Natixis Global Management, Heidi Pribell Interiors, Edith A. Miller Fashion.
Tatsu grew up with a dream to be a fashion designer and always had an eye for composition and the unusual. He was the family photographer with his father 1980's Canon AE-1 Program, Canon's first aperture priority SLR, since a little boy. In the 1990's, he documented hospitals and schools in Vietnam with a Canon EOS 650, Canon's first auto-focus SLR. He worked (and still works) as a technical consultant on Apple technologies for advertising agencies and school systems, setting up networks, servers, and web sites. After a 20 year hiatus from picking up a camera, he purchased a Nikon D80 in 2008 for a trip to Argentina. Immediately he was in demand for event and nightlife photography and keeps a busy schedule of 1-3 shoots a week along side running a new technology company, TechTonic LLC. (http://ttonic.com/
) Since acquiring a Nikon D800 SLR in 2012, he has shot weddings, editorial and studio related work. He loves any kind of camera and often uses his aging BlackBerry to make photographs.