JOHN CHEESEBURGER was born in Tokyo and spent time in California until early teens and early twenties.
When I was in my early twenties I became interested in photography and after moving to L.A., I started photographing the streets and people.
However, after that, I didn't advance to the way of photographers, but I proceeded the way of musicians.
And,I worked in Japan as a professional composer and as a keyboardist for a concert tour of a famous female singer.
But for me it was always important to study photography.
And I never forgot to do this.
In 2006 destiny, I quit my musician's business and started as a freelance photographer.
After that, I continue to take pix of major music magazines, CD cover, Live stage shots and so on.
I'm shooting a lot of Japanese famous artists, but I also do many shooting of overseas artists,too.
In particular, I'm proud of having taken an editorial photo of the Rock Legend such as METALLICA, DIO, and experienced an official photographer such as SLAYER, Slip Knot, ARCH ENEMY.
Especially my favorite band ARCH ENEMY has the chance to take Amsterdam/NL show and it is my best memories.
That was a so exciting things.
Also, I'm doing product photography and advertisement photography of instruments and audio equipment brands.
Many of those music photography are greatly influenced by respect Mr.William Hames.
He is a famous Rock Photographer in L.A.
His existence is Master Yoda for me.
From 2009, I serve as a photographer for the Catholic church in Shibuya/Tokyo I was baptized.
And I was given a position as a formal liturgist photographer from there.
And then, I was interested in cultivating cacti, and since then I have raised many cacti.
The reason is that the cacti I bought by chance bloomed many flowers and became captivated by that form.
Then in November 2017, I founded [Cactus Rulez] to take pictures of cacti and many plants.
Currently I'm active as a professional photographer taking music, church, and cacti.
Regarding cacti, I am learning a lot.
It's to make the road as an expert of cacti also extreme.
As JOHN "CACTUS" BURGER