Iwamoto's Photos

Painting with light.

Brandon Iwamoto is a freelance photographer based in Aurora, Colorado, USA

Sushi Sasa, in Denver, CO

Sasa Trio: Spicy tuna, salmon tartare & yellowtail with caviar and sushi rice nori crackers.

French Onion Style Black Cod Soup

Grilled Epice Spice Jumbo Shrimp


My photos from Okinawa, a sushi and Japanese restaurant in Littleton for Asian Avenue Magazine’s Restaurant Peek.

Top: Li Hing Pineapple

Second: Sushi & Sashimi for Two (Featuring the Silk Roll and Ken Caryl Roll)

Third: Strawberry and Mango Mochi Ice Cream

Fourth: House Salad

Fifth: Preparation of the Sushi & Sashimi for Two platter

It’s been a long time since I’ve picked up the camera and shot something real. This is a sampling of stuff from a restaurant shoot for Asian Avenue Magazine, and you can tell I’m a bit rusty already.

A little update is in order, I suppose. After leaving my newspaper in New Mexico, I found employment almost immediately at a portrait studio. Nothing terribly creative, nor does it utilize my skills as a photographer anywhere near an appropriate level. But I can’t say I haven’t learned anything… about sales, about posing, about working with all different ages and peoples. It’s challenging in a whole new way and, while not permanent, offers me both money and a more well-rounded business experience than working at any newspaper could.

In the meantime I’m recovering from a situation that scarred my passion and drive for photography and this is food shoot the first step on the road to recovering what I once felt toward images.

Cheers my friends, and thanks for your patience and support while my photo blog fell into a temporary state of neglect. It may take a few months, it may take a couple of years, but I want desperately to find the passion that somewhere in New Mexico I lost.


Good Food, Good News, Good Day

Any day that involves free sushi and a phone interview leading to a flight to New Mexico for another interview is a good one in my book.

I’ll be heading down to Farmington, NM, where my brother goes to school and my friend works, to interview with The Daily Times.

As for the sushi… Got to do a fun food shoot for Asian Avenue at Taru Sushi and Grille on 120th and Sheridan in Broomfield. Who am I to complain?

Kalush, if you’re reading this, I was seriously considering titling this entry “What Brandon Eats” hahaha.

The following is simply Food Porn. Don’t look if you’re hungry, I must warn you!

(Just kidding, please look on!)