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Toshio is a traveler and photographer who seeks to put the viewer of his photos right there in the moment. Toshio, a lawyer by trade, though currently doing international work, is based in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. He travels extensively and enjoys learning about other cultures, seeing new sights, and meeting people from around the world.

His photos have been featured in dozens of books, magazines, newspapers, websites, calendars, brochures, and educational publications. His photos are also available for purchase on the Getty Images stock photo website.

You can follow me on Twitter Here and Instagram Here.

You can follow me on Facebook Here.

You can see my most interesting photos here on flickrriver.

You can visit my new photoblog by clicking here.

You can also see my photos on Getty Images here.

Popular Photography wrote a really nice article about my Washington, DC, photos in the November 2008 issue. Check it out if you get a chance!

All rights are reserved on my photos. If you are interested in any of my photos, you can contact me via flickr mail or at Toshio_1(at)

Please do not blog or post my images on websites or any other media my photos without my explicit permission.

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Here are some of my favorites that have been on Flickr's Explore/Interestingness up to May 2009:

Neon Silhouettes Best Friends Forever

Vatican Stairs St. Peter's

Lotus Blossom Church on the Spilled Blood

Swings at the Fair Imperial Palace, Tokyo

Tulips and the Monument Shakespeare

Newport Bridge Sunset Like an Angel

Revolution! Kissimmee Colors

Swinging Through Summer Autumn in Paris

The Joust End of the Day

Winterscape Cherry Blossom Street

Some more of my favorites:

Explore 12-30-07

Explore 12-30-07

Baltimore Sun Travel Section front page featuring my Vatican photo:


Places I've visited:

world chart 6-13-17

A note about my contacts: I really appreciate it when people add me as a contact. I try to add those who regularly visit and comment on my photos. I also try to keep my contacts list limited so that I can visit them regularly.

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    Kevin's (KPS) Pix says:

    "I have only returned to photography as a hobby a few short years ago. I had been "drawn" on so many occasions to Toshio's work (ART); over and over again! So, I thought I would write him an e-mail. I was afraid that with so many fans, perhaps I would never see a reply! After all, some artist do indeed seem to be "fickle". To my total surprise, Toshio responded! After just a few e-mails, I have felt like he was an old friend! Perhaps, in a previous life!?
    Anyway, I think Toshio is the consummate Professional, and an incredible Artist. Perhaps some day I can shake his hand and thank him personally for his great work! The world of Photography, and the capture of a moment in time, owes a bit of gratitude!

    Kevin P Smith"

    August 17th, 2009

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    Laurelin1 says:

    "Toshio is not only a talented photographer, he's also a friend, and a teacher. Since I'm on flickr, he helped me so much, always here with good advices, and the right look on what I need to work on. I'm really happy to count him in my dear friends. His look on the world, on the things that surround us, give this sensibility to every shot he takes. Each time, he finds the way to render the shot more than realistic, you can feel to be part of the shot and live the moment captured.

    I'm really glad to know you, and to be your friend. Thanks a lot for evrything :)
    Your friend,

    June 21st, 2009

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    ricepeter says:

    "There’s a quality to first-class professional work, no matter what the artistic medium, that both fills the senses and then overflows them. That’s the feeling I get when I open Toshio’s photostream. It’s a sweet visual overload that tells me, “this is how its done right; this is excellence.” Sometimes it makes me just slump back in my chair and gaze at the monitor with total awe, and other times I want to shake my fist and say, “I was just there and I don’t have a shot that great!”
    Equally impressive to me is Toshio’s humility and easy-going personality. He’s a joy to share a photoshoot with and I always look forward to seeing his take on our journeys. Well, except for that fist-shaking part. Keep up the superb work, my friend."

    May 11th, 2009

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    Uncle Foto says:

    "* Toshio * a.k.a. Toshio Kishiyama is a Globetrotter where he derives all his photo experiences including his own locale. How good is the man ? My answer to that is i could spend the whole day browsing at his delightful fotos peppered with arts perse.

    i often wonder how he had taken those jaw dropping foto shoots and even more i have wondered what kind of post production processing he uses. That is how good Toshio is. I visit his photostreams to learn and enjoy.

    i am quite lucky to be considered a contact by this talented photographer."

    August 24th, 2008

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    hazeltsui says:

    "Can i say you are so great!
    Thanks for all you shared, so many thanks!"

    May 4th, 2007

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    CharlieBrown8989 says:


    I never met him in my life.

    From his images, I can see that he is a great imaging artist who in born with artistic eyes.

    he is so kind to share with us in , All his works are great.

    I appreciate your friendship.


    January 31st, 2006

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