Mission

To provide a fun and educational photographic experience for people in all walks of life.

Values

Fun

If it’s not fun why bother? We want to have fun in everything we do — that means you’re having fun with us!

Curiosity

We always want to know what’s around the next corner. In order to learn and explore we have to be curious first!

Humility

We put our customers first. We are not here to take photos — we are here to help you create wonderful photographs!

Honesty

No dressed-up geishas, no fake ninjas, no goofy robots — Japan as it is. We love this place and want to share it honestly with you!

Crew

Axel

I shoot to have fun, to keep learning new things, to discover places I would never even think of going to if it wasn’t for the sake of photography.

Lukasz

I started making photos as a way to motivate myself to get out of the house. Now I do it because it allows me to experience the universe in a thoughtful and romantic way. It’s all I’m any good at anyway. :)

Stéphane

It’s a way to communicate with others and I take pleasure when my pictures deliver emotions. There’s no more powerful motivation than creating joy.

Jace

I take photos to tell futuristic stories with a little, or a lot, of nostalgia.

Awards & Certificates

In the press...

These tips alone were invaluable for me, as they’ve given me the confidence to continue taking photos unaccompanied.

Now I find that my travel is even richer when my eyes are hungrily pursuing subjects that make a great photo, versus subjects that I should just enjoy with my eyes. And now I know the difference, thanks to EYExplore.

Whatever your photography skill level or style, you’re bound to enjoy the EYExplore experience.

Our Story

Founders

EYExplore HQ

Once upon a time…

Axel Deroubaix started out in Japan in 2008 as a guide at a variety of conventional travel companies. After a few years he became disillusioned with the tourism industry’s focus on a narrow and cliche view of Japan. There is a big discrepancy between how Japan is marketed to travelers and what Japan really is. Through photography Axel could better express the true nature of Japan to his customers. This was the inspiration for EYExplore.

In 2014 Axel was joined by Lukasz Palka, a street photographer based in Tokyo. Lukasz also started out in Japan in 2008 and since then has used photography as a means to delve deeper into the Japanese way of life and explore the metropolis of Tokyo. Lukasz is driven by a curiosity about the urban expanse and its inhabitants.

Together they founded EYExplore. The company’s goal is to challenge the conventional view of what it means to photograph the city. We believe first and foremost that photography should be fun! We do take photography seriously, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We resent the elitist idea that photography must be difficult. We urge our customers to explore their boundaries and go beyond the cliche photograph… and we are here to help.

Challenge your photography!