First of all, would you mind introducing yourself
My name is Ulysses. I'm originally from Los Angeles, but now I live in Osaka, Japan.
What equipment do you use for your photos?
I'm using a Canon 5D Mark III with a Canon 24-70mm f2.8 II lens.
How and where do you find inspiration for your work?
Mostly from other photographers in the area. I feel Tokyo gets most of the credit for the creative output coming out of Japan. There's a lot of Tokyo photographers that I love, but people in the Kansai region (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara) are currently putting out a lot of amazing work. This area has a deep cultural and aesthetic history, and a lot of photographers I look up to are doing a great job at representing that.
Do you have any favorite location to take pictures at?
I like shooting in Kyobashi. It's a working class neighborhood in Osaka with a serious nightlife. It has a very "locals only" vibe, but people are actually very welcoming.
What is your all-time favorite picture?
This picture I recently took in Kyoto. No matter how many times you've seen a Geisha in person, it always stops you where you stand.