Paul Crouse has been a Kyoto resident since 1995.
Prior to that, he worked for seven years as a photojournalist with the Grand Rapids Press newspaper in Michigan, USA.
Seeking a new life, Paul sold his things and jumped on a plane to Japan at a friend's urging. He instantly felt at home in Kyoto.
"Kyoto is really a unique and wonderful city. I continually find new and interesting places - even after all of these years living here. I am really fortunate to live in such a great place."
Paul has a minimalist approach to camera equipment and encourages others to not bring the kitchen sink with them while they travel.
"So many times I see tourists carrying giant bags full of really nice gear, and looking miserable," says Paul
"Great photography is not about the equipment; it is about being in the right place and taking the time to see -- to be in the moment."
Paul has a considerable experience teaching and can help you improve your images right away. And his knowledge of the city and its history can help you have an excellent experience.
You can view his main photography website here.