“tokyololas” is actually just one person from Toronto, Canada, named Laura MacKinnon and living in Tokyo, Japan, where she has been on and off since the late 90s. The “lola” part is a bit of a play on the pronunciation of my name in Japanese (it can be “lo-la” or “lo-ra” or “ro-ra” or “ro-la” and, once, even “roller”).

I have been taking photos for ages, but doing it seriously for several years. In particular, I love getting out in the street and doing candid street photography and candid street portraiture: there is definitely something about the elusive “decisive moment” and the opportunity to just catch people going about their daily lives in this big city that has me hooked.

However, as you can see from my website, I don’t limit myself to shooting people in the streets: wherever I go, I have some kind of camera with me and I shoot anything that catches my eye.

If you have any questions about any of my photos or if you are interested in buying any of my images, don’t hesitate to contact me!