Big Air Over Tokyo

Kevin Sutton Show

And now for the Picture Of The Week …

In this colorful action shot – available here – an unknown skater shows his skills at Yoyogi Park in Tokyo, Japan. This photo was taken on August 9, 2009 by Tsutomu Takasu using a Canon EOS 5D.

Tokyo-born Tsutomu Takasu, 32, is an official photographer for two major Japanese soccer teams: Omiya Ardija and Redbull Japan. He is also a member of International Sports Press Association (A.I.P.S.).

He started his career as a professional sports photographer in 2002, then turned freelance in 2006. His main specialty is shooting soccer games, but he’s covered more than 50 sporting events, including baseball, athletics, swimming and winter sports.

One particular project saw Takasu chasing overseas sports scenes for 100 days in a single year and publishing his pictures in sports and camera magazines such as Sports Graphic Number (see an example here).

In 2007, Takasu also held an exhibition called “The Ambiance Of Sports 2003-2007″ at the Cannon Gallery.

See more of Tsutomu Takasu’s spectacular work here.

- Chris