My name is Nobuyoshi Luke Fuzikawa.  I was born in southwestern Japan in Shikoku, the smallest of Japan's four main islands.  Because the island is so small, many of Japan's traditional customs continue to thrive there.  Growing up, I had many amazing opportunities to learn about and experience my country's rich culture.
 
For over a decade, I worked as a scientist and earned a PhD degree in Biochemistry.  Some of my friends still call me a doctor - but my true desire has always been to experience the world, different cultures and people.  A few years ago, I had a chance to backpack in South East Asia for six months.  As I met local people, witnessing their joys and challenges firsthand, I realized more than ever how interesting and awesome this world really is.  Though I still love the field of science, I am now devoted to capturing the most precious moments of people's lives through the lens... telling their stories with my camera.

Now I'm living in Chicago and working as a freelance photographer with such clients as WTTW-TV, Oxford Review, Forbes, Asahi Shimbun, Chikyu no Arukikata, Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airlines, JTB, Kintetsu and City of Osaka, City of Chicago.  But my favorite work includes the more than one hundred weddings I have photographed, as well as the candid children's photos I have taken.  As I capture these moments, I grow to love my work more and more - and would love to help tell your story with my camera.
 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.  I am looking forward to hearing from you.