Mako Miyamoto studied Graphic Design at the University of Oregon and currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Miyamoto creates otherworldly narratives inhabited by masked characters through photography and film. He has exhibited in San Francisco, London, and Portland.
Miyamoto is known for his cinematic landscapes brimming with vivid Wookie characters and compelling narratives. His subjects transcend any level of campiness to embody something beautiful and even profound. With every image, Miyamoto unapologetically lures the viewer into a realm that exists somewhere between the real and the imaginary. Taken individually, each work is a mini-narrative dripping with rich color and unforgettable sci-fi imagery. The result is both alien and familiar at once and never without its uniquely visual edge.