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Naoki Gaman: The Perfect Package

Naoki Gaman, Photographer, BMX Rider, and all round extraordinaire. Gaman hails from Aomori, A Small city north of Japan. Naoki Gaman started off taking photos with just a mobile phone camera and gradually moved to a DSLR. Her love for photography came naturally as BMX riding did.

Naoki Gaman
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Naoki fell in love with BMX riding by chance. Specifically, Naoki remembers Stumbling upon a BMX article in a fashion magazine while studying in college to become an art teacher major this led to her newfound love the sport. When asked to describe how riding feels she let us know that words could not describe the joy it brings her.

Even when faced with injuries, she will get back up and ride again unscathed. Although Naoki finds BMX riding to be invigorating, you will hardly ever see her without her camera in tow.

Naoki Gaman
Credit: Azusa Nigo Adachi

Naoki adores BMX; a fond memory of hers was traveling Austin Texas, USA in 2016. Arriving with her Camera and BMX bicycle in tow she fulfilled a dream she always had; to travel with her skill. Armed with exceptional photos she was ready and willing to upload her content to the Japanese media. Still Gaman was faced with an issue; there was no platform to do so. Armed with a vision she went ahead to create a photo book entitled “BMX GIRLS AUSTIN”. The traction she gained from that book launched her heavily into her role as a sports photographer.

Naoki Gaman
Credit: Azusa Nigo Adachi

Japan’s demographic is very much overpopulated. Gaman, having dealt with the influx of unemployed person around her; became very grateful for the opportunity her skillset has allotted her. After having dealt with the issue of job accessibility she is very happy to provide for herself using the sport she loves, And plans to give back to the community by providing an area that the respective talents can come to showcase their skills.

Life goes in the direction we look at, and the best thing to do is to try and have fun while doing it.

– Naoki Gaman

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