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 | 2014-present

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

2015 Gardena Obon Festival

2015 Gardena Obon Festival

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Firefighters respond Tuesday, July 21, 2015, to an industrial fire near Gardena Boulevard in Carson, California. Workers reported that titanium filings spontaneously combusted in the unusually muggy weather.

Firefighters respond Tuesday, July 21, 2015, to an industrial fire near Gardena Boulevard in Carson, California. Workers reported that titanium filings spontaneously combusted in the unusually muggy weather.

 

 

 

 

Deadheads enjoy two nights of Grateful Dead performances after a 20 year hiatus. The Dead close out their storied history with two shows in Santa Clara and three more the following weekend in Chicago.

Deadheads enjoy two nights of Grateful Dead performances after a 20 year hiatus. The Dead close out their storied history with two shows in Santa Clara and three more the following weekend in Chicago.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A decapitated juvenile female humpback whale washed ashore at Sharp Park Beach in Pacifica, California, on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. The whale may have been struck by a ship and is the second of three dead whales found on the beach this spring in the San Francisco Bay Area.

A decapitated juvenile female humpback whale washed ashore at Sharp Park Beach in Pacifica, California, on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. The whale may have been struck by a ship and is the second of three dead whales found on the beach this spring in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Among the hundreds of spectators that walked a quarter mile to see the whale, a girl feels its skin.

Among the hundreds of spectators that walked a quarter mile to see the whale, a girl feels its skin.

Erin Brockovich, speaking at the Elks Lodge in Gardena on Thursday, April 30, 2015, encouraged the community to organize and fight for their right to clean drinking water. She offered to help coordinate an investigation into the situation, pressure the EPA to enforce clean water regulations and explore the possibility of a class action lawsuit against the Golden State Water Company on behalf of those suffering with undrinkable faucet water.

Erin Brockovich, speaking at the Elks Lodge in Gardena on Thursday, April 30, 2015, encouraged the community to organize and fight for their right to clean drinking water. She offered to help coordinate an investigation into the situation, pressure the EPA to enforce clean water regulations and explore the possibility of a class action lawsuit against the Golden State Water Company on behalf of those suffering with undrinkable faucet water.

Robert Bowcock explains how mismanagement by the water company when blending water with disinfectants from different sources causes a build up of minerals in water distribution systems and their eventual precipitation into customers' drinking water.

Robert Bowcock explains how mismanagement by the water company when blending water with disinfectants from different sources causes a build up of minerals in water distribution systems and their eventual precipitation into customers' drinking water.

Undoukai, Nakayoshi Preschool Sports Day at Mas Fukai Park in Gardena, California

Undoukai, Nakayoshi Preschool Sports Day at Mas Fukai Park in Gardena, California

"OOMO Cube" at the intersection of First Street and Central Avenue in the Little Tokyo district of downtown Los Angeles.

 

 

Students of the Regina Klenjoski Dance Company perform

Students of the Regina Klenjoski Dance Company perform "Copelia" Friday, March 13, 2015, in Torrance, California.

Workers ascend an exterior staircase of the damaged refinery in Torrance, California, on Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

Workers ascend an exterior staircase of the damaged refinery in Torrance, California, on Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

Motorists on Crenshaw Boulevard pass the crippled refinery at 190th Street in Torrance, California.

Motorists on Crenshaw Boulevard pass the crippled refinery at 190th Street in Torrance, California.

Morro Rock, Morro Bay, California, Saturday, February 28, 2015

Morro Rock, Morro Bay, California, Saturday, February 28, 2015

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Black Hill

Black Hill

Around one thousand demonstrators march from Leimert Park to LAPD headquarters in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, November 25,2014, in protest of the grand jury decision to not indict the police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri.

Around one thousand demonstrators march from Leimert Park to LAPD headquarters in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, November 25,2014, in protest of the grand jury decision to not indict the police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheyanne, Carson, California

Cheyanne, Carson, California

Cheyanne and Alicia

Cheyanne and Alicia

The moon appears reddish-amber as it passes behind the earth's shadow during a total lunar eclipse.

The moon appears reddish-amber as it passes behind the earth's shadow during a total lunar eclipse.

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Photo gallery

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
Surviving members of the Grateful Dead perform two Fare Thee Well shows at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.
— Saturday and Sunday, June 27 and 28, 2015


Dead humpback whale, Sharp Park Beach, Pacifica, California
Dead humpback, Sharp Park
— 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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