Born in Kobe, Japan, Jun Aihara doesn't really consider himself a photographer. Instead he approaches photography as a means to expand his views on things. But his photography tells us otherwise. Filled with wacky and spontaneous shots of his children, these unfiltered images of his children are both wacky, cute and will definitely put a smile on your face.
A photo of Jun's daughter captured on her fourth birthday
Hi Jun! Can you share with us a little about yourself?
I am from Kobe, Japan. I work as a company worker in the day.
How did you get into photography and how long have you been at it?
I started photography to expand my various ways of thinking, starting in 2016. I have been photographing for the last 7 years.
How are your children like in front of the camera?
As you can see in the picture:)
I don't consider myself a photographer. I just leave the negatives of my children on film. That's all.
This is my favourite photo so far because it's the first photo of the roll.
Do your kids ever get annoyed at you for taking photographs of them? ;)
They won't get angry. They just looks a little embarrassed :)
What was one thing you learn about parenthood through photographing your kids on a day to day basis.
The relationships with my children.
What influences your photographic works these days?
It has always been Shin Noguchi's photographs that have influenced my photography. He is my favourite photographer and I have great respect for his works.
What are you up to these days? Any new projects in the works?
I am in the process of building a website. I am also considering various projects.
* This article has been simplified for easy reading.