Already during his university days in Tokyo, craving for encounters with different cultures, Hal had the opportunity to travel extensively in the Middle East and India, where he discovered how photography can be a communicative tool that helps to overcome language barriers and timidity. He then returned to Japan, and further developed his skills as a photograph, working for an advertising production company.
Later, when he felt confident enough to focus on his true passion behind the lens – people – he began exploring the subject of love from various angles until he found couples as his main vehicle of expression. Since then, he is constantly on a mission to capture love in all it’s states, colours, types and variants. Photographer Hal’s unique approach, which leads him to look at love from a different angle, allows us to observe how the intimacy between couples can be captured in places like a bathtub or a vacuum-sealed package, combined with their beloved objects or their homes.