Anatole Papafilippou was born to Greek parents in London. Having gained his university degree at an art college and his Master’s degree in advertising he is equally passionate about the artistic and commercial goals of a photoshoot. Anatole has lived and worked as a photographer in Athens, London and New Delhi and is now based in Tokyo. His commercial clients include numerous beauty, jewelry and fashion brands, while he is also prolific in still life, portraiture, fashion, fine art and print editorial.




1974 Born in London, England

1999 Graduated Dartington College Of Arts BA (hons)

1999 First Solo Exhibition “tell me everything”

1999 Joined Anderson & Lembke Advertising London as Photographer/Creative

2000 Moved to Japan

2001 Assistant to photographer Jonathan Taylor

2002 Became freelance, founded Moonlight Studio

2007 Returned to UK, received an MA in Advertising from Buckinghamshire Chilterns University

2008 Joined London advertising agency Bartle Bogle and Hegarty as Photographer/Creative

2009 Returned to Tokyo and founded Tokyo Photo Studio


Puma,Marc Jacobs, Vivienne Westwood, Levi's, Toshiba, Nippon ElectricCorporation, Sony PS3, Vestax, Anicom Insurance, Larme, Gassane,Tomirich Cosmetics, MiseKotoko, DiLa, Medan-Diamonds, Fancy Yelo, Schwartz Jewelers, WeissJewelers, 10.l, Embassy Of Latvia in Tokyo, World Apart Records,Bartel Bogle and Hegarty (London), Anderson & Lembke (London), Criss Cross Creative (Tokyo),Communion (Tokyo), Syrup (New York), The Japan Times, UOMO,Metropolis, Tokyo Weekender, Tokyo Scene, J-Select , CASA (Mexico),The Times (London).

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