Photographer Taro Moberly captures the contrasting cultures of Kyoto in new book

Taro Moberly - In Kyoto
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In Kyoto, is the debut book by travel and street photographer Taro Moberly. It transports you to the cultural heart of Japan and sprinkled through its pages are snapshots of clashing cultures, the contrast between urban and traditional Kyoto and the serenity of its infamous bamboo forests. 

Growing up in California, Taro's interests shifted from one thing to the next. When he moved to Kyoto, Japan in 2015 he began documenting his adventures using a Fujifilm X100 but only as a way to keep family and friends back home updated. Soon his hobby and way of communication turned into something much bigger and his new-found passion made him want to improve. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.