I am a self-taught photographer, henna artist & canvas artist in the S.F. Bay Area.  I've lived here all my life except for the occasional trips abroad, especially to Asia. I once lived in the urban sprawl and chaos of Tokyo. These experiences overseas have forever changed me & to this day I continue to be influenced by its beauty and art. I love incorporating traditional henna design into my photography, with use of color & light, to create a surreal sense of being and a small glimpse into one person's perspective of this reality. ~ Julia Miho Nakamura