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Inspired by Japanese design, Ben Richards moved from the UK to Tokyo to pursue a freelance photography career. In the two years since, he has built up an impressive portfolio of clients and projects, including Aman, Blue Bottle Coffee and Tokyobike. Softer Volumes spoke with Ben to learn more about how he approaches projects, his influences and inspirations, and the intersection of design and photography within his work.
A complex cultural scene brimming with eccentricity, coupled with historic neighbourhoods, stunning natural vistas, and farm-fresh produce has come to define Tasmania's capital of Hobart, and the surrounds are becoming equally as appealing.
All meticulously designed, the rooms are a balanced mix of old and new, combining to offer an updated Japanese-style retreat complete with shoji paper sliding screens, karakami wallpaper and tatami mat flooring.