NAOTO IKEDA WAS BORN IN JAPAN. BEING INFLUENCED BY HIS BROTHER WHO WAS INVOLVED IN ASTROLOGY AND HAD BEEN PHOTOGRAPHING STARS.   NAOTO STARTED TO USE A POINT AND SHOOT CAMERA TO CAPTURE IMAGES OF HIS OWN.    AT THE AGE OF 19, HE HAD HIS FIRST ONE-MAN SHOW.    NAOTO MOVED TO THE UNITED STATES IN 1994 TO STUDY PHOTOGRAPHY AT ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY.    DURING HIS TIME AT RIT, NAOTO’S WORK WAS INCLUDED IN SEVERAL EXHIBITIONS.   TODAY,  NAOTO WORKS WORLD WIDE AS A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER IN BOTH THE ADVERTISING AND EDITORIAL FIELDS.


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