Alfie Goodrich first picked up a camera at five years-old. He had his first work published in 1991, aged 22. Since 2007, he has been living and working in Japan as a freelance photographer and photography teacher.
Alfie’s work is broad in nature, spanning photojournalism, portraiture, fashion, cars, events and more. His recent clients have included Haneda Airport [Tokyo International Air Terminal TIAT], Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes-AMG, Porsche, Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, Deutsche-Bahn, United Airlines, KLM, Air Asia, Cathay Pacific, Air Mexico and various magazine publishing houses across the world including Conde Naste, Ink and Redwood Publishing. In 2015 he became an Ambassador for Hasselblad in Japan.
OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE ROYAL VISIT TO JAPAN, 2015: In early 2015, Alfie had the honour of serving as official photographer to HRH The Duke of Cambridge during the occasion of his official visit to Japan. You can see a selection of the photos here.
FULL PRODUCTION AND ART-DIRECTION SERVICE: Photography is more than just taking photos. Alfie and Japanorama offer a full production service that covers all aspects of organising a photoshoot, from finding and scouting locations, organising interviews and liasing with shoot/interview subjects, logistics and planning, drivers, assistants, hair and make-up artists and more.
Recent productions have included:
Debaj [Qatar]: brief was to shoot the company’s range of clothing in multiple locations across Tokyo and Kyoto
Four day production including all travel, logistics, location-planning, shooting, lighting, hair&make-up, models, post-production and creation of promotional images for online marketing campaign
We cast for and selected models
Full crew assembled, comprising driver, hair&makeup, models, assistant and fixer
Location-scouting in Tokyo and Kyoto
Assisted with client’s visas to get into Japan
Assisted with sourcing accommodation for clients
Deutsche-Bahn [DB Schenker-Seino]: brief was to shoot their 10-tonne delivery truck in a variety of iconic Tokyo and Japanese locations
Extensive location-scouting around the Tokyo, Kanagawa and Chiba regions
Three-day shoot involving a five-person team, across locations spanning Tokyo, Narita, Kawasaki, Miura Peninsula
Driver, crew vehicle and assistant
Post-production of a portfoilio of shots for calendar, company brochure, 5oth Anniversay corporate book, internal PR newsletters
TIAT [Tokyo International Air Terminal / Haneda Airport]: production of panorama photos and video for display on a 16metre screen in the airport
Location scouting and planning in multiple locations across France, Germany, New York, the UK, Thailand, Malaysia, Dubai and Indonesia, combining experience of actual site visits, previous site visits and Google Earth/Google Maps, interactive maps and location profiles to create rich location data that was shared across all the personnel involved in the production.
14-day shoot in Europe and US, with all logistics organised by us
23-day shoot as part of larger, 12-person crew, in Indonesia, Dubai, Thailand and Malaysia
Production of high-resolution panoramic stills for 16metre, 36-panel 4K screen in the new international terminal of Haneda Airport [typically between 16000pixels and 42000pixels large], using panoramic stitching and HDR blending software.
Design and layout of a 200pp book about the shoot [InDesign]
Mercedes-AMG magazine: brief was to produce a photo-feature on the samurai spirit and AMG [publication autumn 2014]
Location scouting around Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Amanohasidate
Liason [in Japanese] with top samurai masters and Japan’s leading sword-maker, to arrange the photoshoots, locations and interviews for the writer
Production of a five-day shooting schedule, with maps detailing all locations, routes and waypoints
Three-person crew, five days in the field: photographer/driver, assistant, writer [all hotels, transport and welfare organised by us]
One-day of shooting with a car in multiple locations across Kansai: organised all logistics regarding car delivery, use, shooting and pickup.
Post-production of shots and layout of draft story PDF
The examples above were fairly big productions, with fairly large budgets. We are dealing with a range of small and medium sized projects on a daily basis.
SOME OF THE OTHER SERVICES WE OFFER…..
PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES AND TRAINING
Photography courses for beginners and advanced students…
We have been running our English language photography classes in Tokyo for since 2007 and have been featured in Travel & Leisure magazine and various other publications. In 2014 and 2015, we started running workshops in conjunction with Hasselblad Japan.
We have regular workshops as well as one-to-one and small group lessons, catering for everyone from beginners who may just have bought their first DSLR, all the way up to advanced photographers in need of specialised instruction.
If you are either a keen photographer or just want to take advantage of the fact that our photographer wanders, on average, around 60km a week through Tokyo shooting photos, why not book one of our photography walks? For over a decade British professional photographer Alfie Goodrich has been visiting Japan and documenting the country, its landscape and people. Now permanently resident in Tokyo, Alfie organises photographic walks which also double as a lesson; see the city and learn more about how best to capture it.