Commercial photography

Minami Pictures produces high quality commercial photography for businesses in the Los Angeles and South Bay LA area.

We shoot product photography, architectural images, fashion photography and photos for web sites and catalogs.

Headshots

We produce headshots for actors and business portraits at our studio in Gardena and on location in Torrance, Santa Monica and around the LA area.

About the photographer

Brian Minami is a photojournalist and commercial photographer based in Gardena, California. Brian shoots photojournalism, commercial photography, landscapes, street photography, headshots for actors and business, portraits, 3d stereo photography, community events and more.

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Photos of Recent work | 2016

Recent photos including a mix of photojournalism, travel, music, documentary and personal pictures.

Strangers on the Hayato no Kaze: Minami Noe and Minami Nobuko

Strangers on the Hayato no Kaze: Minami Noe and Minami Nobuko

800 year old camphor tree at Kagoshima-jinguu shrine in Kirishima

800 year old camphor tree at Kagoshima-jinguu shrine in Kirishima

 

 

Bullet train: Nagasaki to Kagoshima

Bullet train: Nagasaki to Kagoshima

Bullet train: Nagasaki to Kagoshima

Bullet train: Nagasaki to Kagoshima

Sakurajima at dawn

Sakurajima at dawn

Near Kagoshimachuo Station

Near Kagoshimachuo Station

Near Kagoshimachuo Station

Near Kagoshimachuo Station

Urakami Cathedral, Nagasaki

Urakami Cathedral, Nagasaki

Suwa shrine

Suwa shrine

Floating torii at Itsukushima Shrine, Hatsukaichi, Miyajima.

Floating torii at Itsukushima Shrine, Hatsukaichi, Miyajima.

Bullet train, Hiroshima to Nagasaki

Bullet train, Hiroshima to Nagasaki

Bullet train, Hiroshima to Nagasaki

Bullet train, Hiroshima to Nagasaki

People view the genbaku dome, the A-Bomb Dome, hypocenter of the American atomic bomb that destroyed the city of Hiroshima and killed over 100,000 of its residents at the end of WWII. On the afternoon of Friday, May 27, 2016, Barack Obama will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit the city.

People view the genbaku dome, the A-Bomb Dome, hypocenter of the American atomic bomb that destroyed the city of Hiroshima and killed over 100,000 of its residents at the end of WWII. On the afternoon of Friday, May 27, 2016, Barack Obama will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit the city.

Japanese school children sing at the Sadako Sasaki Children's Memorial at Peace Park.

Japanese school children sing at the Sadako Sasaki Children's Memorial at Peace Park.

 

 

Reporters listen diligently and take notes as a hibakusha, a-bomb survivor, speaks while lighting incense at Peace Park.

Reporters listen diligently and take notes as a hibakusha, a-bomb survivor, speaks while lighting incense at Peace Park.

Hiroshima residents, news media, tourists and hibakusha visit Peace Park prior to Obama's arrival.

Hiroshima residents, news media, tourists and hibakusha visit Peace Park prior to Obama's arrival.

Anti-war demonstrators near Peace Park

Anti-war demonstrators near Peace Park

Local students, residents and tourists forbidden from attending Obama's speech listen on cellphones from across the street.

Local students, residents and tourists forbidden from attending Obama's speech listen on cellphones from across the street.

 

 

Anti-war, anti-Obama protestors in downtown Hiroshima. <a href='160526.hiroshima/_MP96816.WAV'>Click for audio</a>.

Anti-war, anti-Obama protestors in downtown Hiroshima. Click for audio.

Third Torii, San no Torii, Kamakura

Third Torii, San no Torii, Kamakura

Firefighters use hydraulic cutters Wednesday, April 27, 2016, to remove the door of a badly damaged vehicle. A motorist waits to be extracted from one of five vehicles involved in the crash at 166th Street and Normandie Avenue in Gardena, California.

Firefighters use hydraulic cutters Wednesday, April 27, 2016, to remove the door of a badly damaged vehicle. A motorist waits to be extracted from one of five vehicles involved in the crash at 166th Street and Normandie Avenue in Gardena, California.

Coach Jeff shows Noe a possible escape route past the catcher during the first inning of the Sansei League t-ball game between the Rascals and Awesome Blossoms in Torrance, California, Saturday, April 23, 2016.

Coach Jeff shows Noe a possible escape route past the catcher during the first inning of the Sansei League t-ball game between the Rascals and Awesome Blossoms in Torrance, California, Saturday, April 23, 2016.

A Blossom heads home as the batted ball rolls through the infield.

A Blossom heads home as the batted ball rolls through the infield.

Merrit Park reconstruction at Manzanar, Manzanar National Historic Site

Merrit Park reconstruction at Manzanar, Manzanar National Historic Site

Alabama Hills

Alabama Hills

Mobius Arch, Alabama Hills

Mobius Arch, Alabama Hills

Eastern California Museum

Eastern California Museum

Trona

Trona

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Photo gallery

Kagoshima to Tokyo via KumamotoKagoshima to Tokyo via Kumamoto — June 5, 2016


KagoshimaHayato no Kaze, Kagoshima-jinguu, Kirishima, Hayato — June 4, 2016


KagoshimaKagoshima, Bullet train: Nagasaki to Kagoshima, Sakurajima, Kagoshimachuo Station — June 1-3, 2016


NagasakiNagasaki Peace Park, Urakami Cathedral, Shoufukji, Suwa Shrine, Mt. Inasa night view — May 29-31, 2016


Miyajima IslandMiyajima Island and bullet train: Hiroshima to Nagasaki — May 28, 2016


Hiroshima on the day of Obama\'s visit
Hiroshima on the day of Obama's visit
— May 27, 2016


Hiroshima
Hiroshima Anti-war, anti-Obama protest
— May 26, 2016


Fujisawa and Kamakura, Kanagawa-ken, Japan
Fujisawa and Kamakura, Kanagawa-ken, Japan
— May 24 and 25, 2016


Sansei Baseball, Awesome Blossoms v Rascals
Sansei T-ball: Awesome Blossoms v Rascals, Torrance, California
— April 23, 2016


Owens Valley, Manzanar Internment Camp Site, Alabama Hills, Eastern California Museum,Ballard, Trona
Owens Valley, Manzanar Internment Camp Site, Alabama Hills, Independence, Ballard, Trona, California
— April 5-7, 2016


Big Island, Hawai'i
Big Island, Hawai'i: Volcanoes National Park, Hilo, Punalu'u, Kona
— October 1-4, 2015


Big Island, Hawai'i
Big Island, Hawai'i: Hōnaunau, Holualoa, Kona
— September 27-30, 2015


Obon Festival, Gardena, California
Obon Festival, Gardena, California
— Saturday and Sunday, August 1 and 2, 2015


Titanium fire in Carson, California
Titanium fire in Carson, California
— Tuesday, July 22, 2015


Fare Thee Well, Grateful Dead in Santa Clara
Grateful Dead: Fare Thee Well, Santa Clara, California.
— Saturday and Sunday, June 27 and 28, 2015


Dead humpback whale, Sharp Park Beach, Pacifica, California
Dead humpback at Sharp Park, Pacifica, California
— Tuesday, May 5, 2015


Bob Bowcock, water management expert, offers Gardena residents support and resources to help them force the Golden State Water Company to properly maintain its water delivery system.
Erin Brockovich in Gardena
— Thursday, April 30, 2015


Hello Kitty Exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum
Hello Kitty exhibit at JANM, Little Tokyo
— Saturday, April 11, 2015


Undoukai, Nakayoshi Preschool Sports Day at Mas Fukai Park in Gardena, California, on Sunday, March 29, 2015.
Undoukai
— Sunday, March 29, 2015


Regina Klenjoski Dance Company's 'The Kids Show'
Regina Klenjoski Dance Company's 'The Kids Show'
— Friday, March 13, 2015


Two weeks after the Exxon Mobil Torrance Refinery explosion
Two weeks after the Exxon Mobil Torrance Refinery explosion


Santa Barbara Mission
Santa Barbara Mission


Morro Rock, Morro Bay, California
Morro Rock, Morro Bay, California


Los Angeles Ferguson Police killing protest
Ferguson solidarity protest in Los Angeles
— Tuesday, November 25, 2014


Bon odori dancers, Gardena
Bon odori in Gardena.
— Saturday and Sunday, August 2 - 3, 2014


River Rover unveiled at Marsh Street Nature Park
FoLAR's River Rover unveiled at Marsh Street Nature Park, Elysian Valley
— Saturday, July 19, 2014


Moonstone Beach in Cambria, California, and Painted Rock in the Carrizo Plain National Monument, Santa Margarita, California
Moonstone Beach and Painted Rock
— Sunday - Monday, February 22 -23, 2014


Claremont Colleges, IDAAS, 15th Anniversary
Claremont Colleges, IDAAS, 15th Anniversary
— Saturday, October 12, 2013


Ethio-Cali at Grand Park Turns One!
Ethio-Cali at Grand Park Turns One!
— Thursday, October 10, 2013


Venice Beach Drum Circle
Venice Beach Drum Circle
— Sunday, September 8, 2013


Alaska: Seward, Tern Lake, Eklutna Lake, Anchorage, Alaska Native Heritage Center, Town Square Park
Alaska: Seward, Tern Lake, Eklutna Lake, Anchorage, Alaska Native Heritage Center, Town Square Park
— July 17 and 18, 2013


Alaska: Girdwood, Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Seward, Exit Glacier
Alaska: Girdwood, Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Seward, Exit Glacier
— July 16 and 17, 2013


Alaska: Anchorage, Whittier, Prince Edward Sound
Alaska: Anchorage, Whittier, Prince Edward Sound
— July 14 and 15, 2013


Bear Paw Festival in Eagle River, Alaska
Bear Paw Festival in Eagle River, Alaska
— Saturday, July 13, 2013


Marin County Fair
Marin County Fair
— Thursday, July 4, 2013


13th Annual Los Angeles River Ride
13th Annual Los Angeles River Ride
— Sunday, June 9, 2013


Maui: Road to Hana, Nahiku, Wai'anapanapa, whale watching off Lahaina, snorkling at Ka'anapali
Maui: Road to Hana, Nahiku, Wai'anapanapa, whale watching off Lahaina, Old Lahaina Luau dancers, snorkling at Ka'anapali
— Sunday to Tuesday, February 10 - 12, 2013


Maui: DT Fleming Beach Park in Kapalua, Kahakuloa, Lahaina, Olowalu petroglyphs, and Chinese New Year festivities in Kahalui.
Maui: DT Fleming Beach Park in Kapalua, Kahakuloa, Lahaina, Olowalu petroglyphs, A & B Sugar Plantation in Pu'unene and Chinese New Year festivities in Kahalui
— Friday and Saturday, February 8 and 9, 2013


Endeavour treks through Westchester and Inglewood
Endeavour treks through Westchester and Inglewood
— Friday, October 12, 2012


Space shuttle Endeavour Los Angeles flyover
Space shuttle Endeavour flies over Los Angeles
— Friday, September 21, 2012


Anaheim Police shooting protest
Aquarium of the Pacific, downtown Long Beach, California
— Saturday, August 24, 2012


Anaheim Police shooting protest
Police killing protest at the Anaheim Police Department in downtown Anaheim, California
— Sunday, July 29, 2012


Puye Cliff Dwellings, Taos, Taos Pueblo, Valley of the Gods, Monument Valley
Puye Cliff Dwellings, Taos, Taos Pueblo, Valley of the Gods, Monument Valley
— Monday - Wednesday, July 9 - 11, 2012


Art of Gaman exhibition opening at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Art of Gaman exhibition opening at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico
— Sunday, July 8, 2012


Road trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico
Road Trip to Santa Fe via Seligman, Winslow, Gallup, Coronado State Monument
— Thursday - Saturday, July 5 - 8, 2012


LA River Ride 2012
Los Angeles River Ride, Griffith Park, Los Angeles
— Saturday, June 10, 2012


Lower Compton Creek, LA River Cleanup
Lower Compton Creek, LA River Cleanup
— Saturday, April 28, 2012


Leupp Indian Boarding School and Leupp Citizen Isolation Center ruins
Leupp Indian Boarding School and Leupp Citizen Isolation Center ruins, Old Leupp, Arizona
— Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Navajo water rights meeting, Teesto, Arizona
Navajo water rights meeting, Teesto, Arizona
— Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Canyon de Chelly, Arizona
Canyon de Chelly, Arizona
— Tuesday and Wednesday, April 24-25, 2012


From inside and outside the barbed wire, Santa Fe
From inside and outside the barbed wire, Santa Fe
— Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22, 2012


Lower Compton Creek, LA River Cleanup
Site of the execution of Isomura and Kobata, Lordsburg Internment Camp, POW Road, Lordsburg, New Mexico
— Friday, April 20, 2012

Lower Compton Creek, LA River Cleanup
Gordon Hirabayashi Recreation Site at former Catalina Federal Honor Camp near Tucson, Arizona
— Thursday, April 19, 2012


Road Trip Arizona, Immigration checkpoint, Painted Rock Petroglyph Site, solar panels
Road Trip Arizona
— Thursday, April 19, 2012


Little League baseball, Fountain Valley
First game of the season, Mile Square Park, Fountain Valley
— Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Occupy Los Los Angeles
Day 30 at Occupy Los Angeles
— Sunday, October 30, 2011


LA Bike Summit - Long Beach
Jam session at Te'Amir's 25th birthday party, near Mar Vista
— Saturday, October 8, 2011


LA Bike Summit - Long Beach
LA Bike Summit — Long Beach
— Friday, September 30, 2011


California Coastal Cleanup - Dominguez Channel, Gardena
Photos of California Coastal Cleanup — Dominguez Channel, Gardena
— Saturday, September 17, 2011


MMA at the Normandie Casino in Gardena | Saturday, June 18, 2011
MMA at the Normandie Casino in Gardena, California
— Saturday, June 18, 2011


2011 LA River Ride | Sunday, June 5, 2011
2011 LA River Ride
— Sunday, June 5, 2011


LAMP Poetry reading, Monterey Park
Community Voices | Literacy for All of Monterey Park (LAMP) poetry reading
— Monday, May 3, 2011


2011 LA River Cleanup - Willow Street Estuary, Long Beach
2011 LA River cleanup [La gran limpieza] at Willows Street Estuary in Long Beach
— Saturday, April 30, 2011


Red Rock Canyon, Nevada
Photography from Red Rock Canyon, NV, Hoover Dam, Calico, CA
— February, 2011


Gardena High shooting
Student shooting in Gardena
— January 18, 2011


Kabuki performance, Redondo Beach
Kabuki Renaissance
— Redondo Beach, November 13, 2010


CicLAvia, Los Angeles
CicLAvia
— Los Angeles, October 10, 2010


Kings Canyon
Kings Canyon National Park
— September 11-13, 2010


Nisei Week in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles
Nisei Week Festival 2010
— Sunday, August 15, 2010, in the Little Tokyo section of Los Angeles


Gardena obon matsuri
Gardena obon matsuri 2010
— Saturday and Sunday, July 31 - August 1, 2010


Bell city council meeting
Bell residents demand ouster of overpaid city officials
— Monday, July 26, 2010


Los Angeles River cleanup
LA River Cleanup, Atwater
— Friday, April 30, 2010


Manzanar Pilgrimage
Manzanar Pilgrimage
— Former prisoners, their families and a diverse group of supporters traveled Saturday, April 24, 2010, to Manzanar, California, the site of the prison camp that held 11,070 Japanese Americans during WWII.


Lone Pine, Alabama Hills, Whitney Portal, Lancaster
Lone Pine, Alabama Hills, Whitney Portal, Lancaster


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