Known for his wildly innovative editorial looks and his unique use of hand-made tools designed to suit his on-set perfectionism, Ryoji is a true artist. Japanese born, he currently splits his time between Tokyo, Paris and New York City.
As Creative Director of Shu Uemura Art of Hair, his role includes the testing of new formulas, overseeing brand photo shoots for institutional and education imagery, spearheading teams at Fashion Week, and acting as a spokesperson for the brand with the media.
While in New York City, Ryoji has assisted creative consultant Laurent Philippon and the renowned Eugene Souleiman. Famed fashion photographers he has worked with include Michel Comte, Deborah Turbeville, Ben Hassett, Patrizio Rorenzo, Jager, Francesco Carrozzini, Walter Chin, Greg Kadel, Tony Kim and Luca Babini. Clients have included Lanvin Paris, Escada, BMW, La Perla, Strenesse, Victoria Beckham, Pomellato, and Hennessy.
Ryoji has also been regularly featured in French Vogue, Italian Vogue, Luomo Vogue, Tattler, The New York Times, German Vogue, American Mens Vogue, American Vogue, Japanese Vogue, Chinese Vogue, Russian Vogue, i.d. Magazine, Dazed & Confused, FRENCH, Numero Tokyo, Commons and Sense. Ryojis talent quickly caught the eye of New York Citys elite where he has recently styled the likes of John Galliano, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Madonna and Susan and David Rockefeller.