5 Questions for Chihiro

same oldWe assume you have already been wondering when the next 5 Questions inverview will take place… But don’t fret, it’s right here, ready for you to enjoy. This time we are going to Tokyo, Japan to meet with Chihiro (also known as chillhiro in the Flickrverse).

If you’re not familiar with her work, the Flickrverse says the following about her:

"there’s something really special going on here. the images are moving and expressive ..that’s why i stay closely tuned to this photostream." theyardie

"a great photographer with real human sensibility and the eye to see poetry throught life. This stream is a real breath of fresh air. i am a fan! zuper chillhiro!!!"yoann stoeckel

"taleted pretty lady with 2 eyed cameras! amazing!"marikojima


1. Chihiro, we know it’s a tough question, but if you had to pick just one camera to shoot with from now until the end of time, what would that be?

I used to carry a DSLR everywhere since I liked the ridiculous idea of bringing a big DSLR even though i’m quite amateur, and nobody used to do it when i was enjoying that. But it’s kind
of style today, similar to carrying middle format film cameras, as many people do, too. So i’ll choose a simple point & shoot, one for just concidering good and easy photo ops.


2. Another (possibly) tough question… Tell us your favourite photos on Flickr, and why you like them. First, a favourite from your photostream?

Because it seems nobody (except me & him) cares about the beauty there even though it was by a busy street next to a big park on Sunday afternoon.
This shows what I see for my photographs.


And from another Flickr member?


Now everyone uses high-end cameras so i dig the originality. His portrait picture has been one and only. Many more pictures of someone that you’ve never seen in his photostream.


3. What’s one tip that you would share with someone who’s just picking up a camera?

What I can tell you is you shouldn’t see pictures that were taken by anyone else, because that was the only one thing that I remember from my photography class in school. I was kinda following the rule till i started posting to fotolog.net. There’s a way to be not influenced by anyone. (And you should not forget that shooting cool architecture/cool dressed-up people on streets in Harajuku doesn’t make your photographs "cool" all the time.)


4. Which Flickr member should we ask the 5 questions of next?

walk dogs

keep eyes open feb,soon

don't look the other way ????

junku-newcleus. i know he was picked up for answering 5 questions from Germany version flickr but i’m sure his photos were known by many more people. and i’m sure he must be be a guy with taste even when he’s not on shooting.


5. Bernie would like to ask you, "I want to hear about the beginning… What led you to start taking photographs?" Please answer this question and also let me know which question about their photography did you always want to ask junku-newcleus?


There was no special decision at all. Years ago, I just won a film camera capriciously and started using it since I was bored from breaking up. Accidentaly I found fotolog.net and started looking at pictures from several people in the world and decided to spread mine there.

A question for junku-newcleus: It seems you went to Northern area of Japan after the earthquake and took some photos. I want to hear your story about it, what did you feel while you were there?

Kay: Thank you Chihiro! We’ll return with our interview of junku-newcleus soon.

Photos from chillhiro, locaburg, and junku-newcleus.

Previously, 5 Questions for leslie*thomson, soup & sunday, nardell, razorbern

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Kay Kremerskothen

Kay is a Community Manager for Flickr and passionate about extraordinary photography. As an editor on Flickr Blog he loves to showcase the beauty and diversity of Flickr in his posts. When he's not blogging or making Flickr more awesome (in front of and behind the scenes), you can find him taking pictures with his beloved Nikon and iPhone, listening to Hans Zimmer's music or playing board games. | On Flickr you can find him at https://flic.kr/quicksilver