Den Niwa

I am a documentary photographer & graphic artist based in Tokyo, Japan. 



Cover story for Philosophy Magazine (2016). Documenting a High School Baseball team in collaboration with Adidas.  Personal project taken at a High School in Shiga, Japan. 

Producer: Mizuho Muraji


Shanghai Labyrinth.

Shanghai Labyrinth is a documentary project that showcases unpublished work shot throughout 2015 to 2018. Through this project I hoped to capture the many facets of Shanghai primarily the contrast between the cities brutality and beauty.


Stray Dogs

This editorial was taken for Thiiird Magazine Issue One.  This shoot sought to juxtapose grotesque aspects of the city alongside the youth that struggle to survive in this environment. 

Styling by Den Niwa

Make up and hair by Milky


Nowhere Boys

The Nowhere Boys series was taken in the residential district of Canonbury in North London from 2014 to 2015. These photographs document the diverse adolescents that travel to the area. The title and project was inspired by the biographical drama film about John Lennon's adolescence, Nowhere Boy (2009)



Teenage Summercamp (2015) editorial was a collaboration with stylist Edge Yang. Depicting the life of a typical British teenager, taken in the suburbs of London.