Yoshihiro Makino

Yoshihiro Makino was born and raised in Tokyo, where the urban environment and eclectic culture both informed and inspired his photography. Currently residing in Los Angeles, his work takes him around the world capturing interiors and portraits for a vast array of editorial, private, and commercial clients.

Known for clean and evocative imagery, his clients range from fashion and lifestyle brands such as Asics, TEVA, and The Conran Shop to companies like Warner Brothers, Subaru, Getty Images, Bridgestone, and Japan Airlines among many others. He shoots for numerous magazines including W, GQ Japan, Madame Figaro Japon, and Elle Decor Japan.

He co-produced the architecture and interiors book Lifecycling, which chronicles the lifestyles of creatives living in both Los Angeles and Tokyo, and considers the bilingual book a touchstone in his life’s work. He also collaborated with the fashion brand Untitled on their 20th year anniversary book capturing untitled works of art in the Whitney Museum of American Art, MOMA, Gagosian Gallery, MOCA, and the Centre Pompidou.

It is continually his great honor to work on projects with some of the world's leading designers, artists, and architects. When not shooting, he can be found at home in Pasadena, with his fashion designer wife and a white pet pigeon called Pyululu.

Clients

Afternoon tea
Asics
Atelier Delphine
Berlitz
Bridgestone
Chay Shop
The Conran Shop
Frisk
francfranc
Getty Images
Greg Lauren
Gypsy05
Industry of all nations
Japan Airline
Johnny Was
Kirin Beverage
IDEE
Lawson Fenning
Life cycling
Lookout&Wonderland
Merrell Shoes
NIKE
Outerknown
Ron Herman
Samantha Thavasa
Subaru
Sony
TEVA
Toppan Printing co.ltd
Warner Brothers
Zoff

Magazine

AERA
Agora Japan Airline
Brutus
Bijutsu Techo
Casa Brutus
Elle Decor Japon
Elle Japon
Esquire Japan
Figaro Japon
GQ Japan
Harper's Bazaar Japan
Hype Beast
HUgE
IMA
InStyle Russia
Malibu Magazine
And Premium
PEN
Relax
Skyward Japan Airline
VOGUE girl
W Magazine

Celebrity

Beyonce
George Clooney
Greg Lauren
Jessica Alba
Kevin Bacon
Lauren Conrad
Langley Fox Hemingway
Lindsay Lohan
Liv Tyler
Marc Foster
Maria Sharapova
Miranda Kerr
Monet Mazur
Nicole Richie
Orlando Bloom
Rachel Blanchard
Rachel Zoe
Ryo Ishikawa
Victoria Beckham
Yu Darvish