Michael Hansard

Michael Hansard is a photographer living and working in Tokyo.

Hello and welcome to my site. I’ve been a photographer for over 10 years now and still consider myself a student. I love to learn new techniques, exchange ideas and add new styles to my art.

Recently I have been experimenting with video production and 360/VR. Fascinating technology that I hope to master that would allow the viewer to be in the action and plan to launch a YouTube channel. So stay tuned!

I have published a couple of books based on my “World as I see it…” series which can be found here:

I’m a curious soul. Fun loving and have travelled quite a bit around Asia over the years. I love the people I meet in each country and wish I could spend every day exploring more. Don’t we all?

I haven’t spent that much time documenting this beautiful country. Sure, I wander around Tokyo or many of the mainstream tourist sites. But there is so much more to this country. So I plan on, getting out of the city, traveling the countryside & exploring the true beauty of Japan. If you find me out there shooting, please say “hello!”

Please feel free to contact me anytime at if you have questions or just want to shoot the bull (I can spin a tale or two).

Enjoy the photos!

Instagram: @mhnu