Heres a translated version of the interview for anyone interesting in reading it.
ISM: what things do you shoot as a photographer?
Pete: I shoot as a wedding photographer full time but also do freelance stuff for magazines, catalogs & photos for web pages for various companies and also sell to private buyers and stock photography via the internet.ISM: why did you decide to shoot in japan?
Pete: I first got into photography after first visiting
Pete: Although I do miss the bigger cities sometimes, I think
ISM: what do you like to take photos of most?
Pete: I think I like sea and landscapes best because I love to see beautiful nature. I also love to shoot action sports like drifting, moto X and other extreme sports. More recently I’m getting into shooting models, but I still find it quite difficult.
ISM: whats fun and difficult as a photographer. and what was a special/interesting experience taking photos.
Pete: There are lots of fun things, otherwise I wouldn’t be doing it. I love getting an image back onto my pc or back from the photo lab and finding one great one in the bunch. Its also great to meet lots of interesting people and making art out of something that people usually wouldn’t look twice at.The difficult things are as a professional you must produce 100% quality images all the time. Especially as a wedding photographer there is no room for error. A mistake from a landscape shoot is no big problem because I can always go back another time to reshoot. But with weddings if you fuck up theres going to be big problems because you only get one chance at it. So that can be a little daunting at times.
A special time I remember taking photos was probably during a big thunder storm here in
ISM: whats interesting about editing photos?
ISM: whats your goals/plans for the future?
Pete: In the future I hope to keep improving and learning new skills in photography. But basically I would just like to keep doing what im doing now, but also get my work published in more magazines and hold much larger exhibitions. Some time in the future I would also like to teach photography and maybe even start a camera group for the younger generations because at the moment in Fukushima any camera/photography groups are mainly aimed at old folks so there aren't many places for younger people to mix with other artists or to learn and improve their skills. I enjoyed teaching English for 4 years so hopefully I can help other people get as much fun out of photography as I do.