I usually choose to take photos outside. Whenever I go to familiar streets or famous spots, I always bring Nendoroids and cameras with me. At first, I would intentionally avoid the crowds…

I consider doll photography to be a tool for communication. I have been able to let other people involved with Figubo know about me by sharing my photos and I have been able to enjoy this hobby with other doll enthusiasts not only in Japan but also in other countries such as China and Korea…

I plan the scene like most landscape photographers do: a combination of ex-ante preparation and luck on site. Before I go out, I do a lot of googling for information about the place and have a very rough idea of what I would like to photograph…

I think every photo has a story behind them, no matter whether it is from a single shot or a series of shots like a comic strip…

I am usually inspired by people’s everyday life and emotions. So I capture these feelings and moments as if the figures were alive…

I like to take close-ups where I can show the beauty of a figure. I follow my inspiration. I think that the figures themselves guide me to take their photos…

I like to experiment and try out new things regularly. Most of my pictures are taken indoors so I always try to get a very graphic, clean picture with a nice color palette…

As a professional landscape photographer, Ateens uses his skills in figure and doll photography. His magical night sky photos are unique enough to make his work easily recognizable…