Mel Picardal

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Hey, I'm Mel. A street/documentary photographer based out of Kyoto, Japan.

Creative Interests

  • Story + People
  • Film Photography
  • Food
Gear Guide Mel

About Mel

Originally from Hawaii, I moved to Japan 3 years ago where I now live in Kyoto. I've worked on a range of different projects including wedding and event photography as well as lifestyle and studio portraiture. I've also worked on wedding films and short documentaries. When I’m not doing things photo-related, I’m usually hiking with my wife, exploring the city, or working on my bonsai. OH, and eating. I like to eat.