I am so deeply smitten by Hamada Hideaki's photography. His style is quintessentially Japanese - so full of soft and beautiful light. He has mastered the art of balancing desaturation and vibrancy, thereby giving his photos an ethereal and nostalgic feel to them.
As you can see, most of his photos feature his two kids, Haru and Mina. I actually own a pencil case with an illustration of these two boys. It is my favorite pencil case and when I saw the photo on Hamada Hideaki's portfolio, I was literally floored. So that illustration came from a beautiful photo, I mused.
I literally spent hours perusing his portfolio. It was just teeming with inspiration. Even now as I type this, I'm filled with this pressing need to go out there and capture life more and be a better photographer. He definitely inspired me to pursue film photography.
If you want to see more of his work, follow his Tumblr account, his main page or his instagram account. All photos are from his Tumblr account.