Born in Nebraska, USA in 1979. After graduating from the University of Nebraska he moved to Japan in 2004 and began exhibiting his photography in 2005. He has held over twenty-five solo exhibitions over the past 13 years. Select exhibitions include Nebraska, The Good Life (Nikon Salon, 2005), The Difference Between (Konica Minolta Plaza, 2007), Gaijin Like Me (Nikon Salon, 2008), 195 (Kaido Ribbon, 2010), John Sypal Photographs (Yokohama Sogo Leica Shop, 2015). In 2010 he accepted an invitation to join Totem Pole Photo Gallery, where he has been exhibiting his ongoing Zuisha series in successive volumes since 2012. He also reports on Tokyo photographic culture through his blog Tokyo Camera Style. Content from this project was compiled and published as a photobook by Thames & Hudson in 2015.


2015 - "Tokyo Camera Style" Thames & Hudson (London)

Selected Solo Exhibitions

"The Difference Between", Shinjuku Konica Minolta Plaza
"Gaijin Like Me", Shinjuki Nikon Salon
"Zuisha vol.1 - 17", TOTEM POLE PHOTO GALLERY

Books from John SYPAL