Toko Shiiki was born in Japan. She lived, learned, and experienced in Tokyo most of her life and moved to Michigan, USA 2005. She exhibits her work nationally and internationally, and has earned multiple awards like The International Photography Awards.
I have a passion for photography that tells a story. Many of my images are inspired by dreams and my life experiences. I have been working on the "inner-life documentary" project, to visualize what I've experienced at this present time. This led to my current fascination with documentary filmmaking, as a vehicle to share the stories and storytelling of unique individuals, and I have produced several short documentary films since 2012. Threshold: Whispers of Fukushima is my first feature length film.
I enjoy working with people - love photographing them, and shooting documentary films of fascinating people . That's one of my biggest life passions.
I also shoot and/or edit video works for other people. check out the film portfolio
I find photography to be a most effective way to express my view of the world (inside and outside.) No matter what my subject is, I want to create images that tell a story. But it is my hope that every time people see my photographs, they will feel encouraged to interpret the images in their own way. Art is my life power, and I am still finding ways to let it speak through me...