It wasn't until my early twenties that I discovered my passion for photography. In 2008, my father brought home a new point-and-shoot camera, the Canon SD850 IS, and, for some reason still unknown to me, I read the instruction manual. I must've had much time and much boredom. I remember reaching the section on how to focus and recompose. I held the shutter button half-way, focused on the pillow in front of me, then recomposed to frame the rest of my living room and took the photo.

 

I looked at the preview and discovered bokeh; this was the beginning of the rabbit hole.

 

Since then, I've had the opportunity to travel frequently, for work and for fun. I have often visited Japan, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, but can be seen in other parts of the world. Wherever I go, I've got my camera.

 

I normally go by Eric, but I also have another name: 光慶, or "kōkei" in Japanese. "Kō" means "light", and "kei" means "to celebrate". Fittingly, this is who I am and what I do. Celebrate and share the beauty of light through my photos.

 

For prints and business inquiries, please contact eric@kokei.net or use the Contact link below.