Capturing the Moments…

Finding out that beautiful photographer Makoto, also writes beautifully. His blog post just like his photos, he captures exactly what we’re up to and brings to a form that’s beautiful to share. Sitting in cafe bawling, deeply moved… hope you get a chance to read this!


The photos of Peggy’s new work, stone leaf shell skin, are quite stunning. Makoto Hirata is the man behind the camera who has captured these beautiful moments. Makoto tells us about what it’s like to photograph dance, and the experience he had while shooting Peggy and the dancers in rehearsal.

How did you come to know Peggy, and what was the first project you shot of the company?

MH: Life is full of unpredictable things and sometime the miracle is happening. Knowing Peggy Baker and her company dancers is one of those experiences for me.

I believe my life was far, far away from contemporary dance scene.

As a freelance photographer/reporter/blogger, I’m regularly attending major events in Toronto which are Honda Indy Toronto (high-speed motor sports), Rogers Cup Tennis Tournament, Caribbean Carnival, TIFF, Toronto Marlies, ISU Figure Skate competition also exploring coast to coast by VIA Rail, chasing Northern lights…

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