Yoshihiro Makino was born and raised in Tokyo, where the urban environment and eclectic culture both informed and inspired his photography path. Currently residing in Los Angeles, his work takes him around the world capturing interiors and portraits for a vast array of editorial, private, and commercial clients.
His recently published book ‘The Open Hand: Le Corbusier’s Chandigarh’ is a photographic essay on the modernist architect Le Corbusier’s Capitol Complex at Chandigarh, India, which remains one of the major touchstones of 20th-century architecture. He also collaborated with the Japanese fashion brand Untitled on their 20th year anniversary book capturing untitled works of art in the Whitney Museum of American Art, MoMA, Gagosian Gallery, MOCA, and the Centre Pompidou.
Clients include ASICS, New Balance, Vince., Subaru, Honda, Bridgestone, Francfranc, The Conran Shop, Blue Bottle Coffee, Moon Juice, Japan Airlines, Atelier Delphine, Architectural Digest, The Wall Street Journal, Harpers Bazaar Japan, Dwell, Wallpaper*, and Monocle.