Naomi Okunaka (Minato)

Whenever you look at pictures of food on menus or ads, you never really look at the pictures, or at least I didn’t until recently. But once you realize how actually perfect most food photography is, and you try it on your own, it makes you realize the expertize needed in this type of photography. Naomi is one of those experts, I’ve had her in my Flickr contacts for while now and its always a pleasure to look at her work. Through her photography she brings out the particularity in simple household objects, and her pictures of Japanese food or other tasty meals makes you want to go spend all your piggy bank money in the nearby sushi express.


Minato works with Canon (woop!) and very large aperture lenses like the 50mm F1.8 (which I’m proud to be getting in a month) or the 35mm F2.0. Obviously she uses these lens perfectly, the depth of field in all her shots is perfect and the bokeh is beautiful. Bokeh is a Japanese word for the blurry spots in a picture, its a big deal on Flickr, and its only once in a while that I discover a photographer that manipulate this as well as Minato.

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