Photographer + Director

New York | Tokyo

email: contact@tessayano.com


Represented Worldwide by East
newyork@east.co
london@east.co


Tess Ayano was born in 1994 to a Japanese mother and
American father, spending her childhood in Tokyo before
moving to the US. She is very much inspired by the transitory
nature of life, which is deeply rooted in Japanese culture
and philosophy. She is based in New York and Tokyo, where she
strives to create intimate vignettes from tender moments that
exist in the ordinary with an awareness of t
he preciousness of it all.


1994年日本人の母とアメリカ人の父の間に生まれる。
幼少期を東京で過ごし、その後アメリカに移住。
現在はニューヨークと東京を拠点に活動中。
日常の優しさや ”もののあはれ” を感じる
ふとした一瞬を切り取り続けている。

Selected Clients & Press
VOGUE・VOGUE Italia・The New York Times
The Cut・New York Magazine・Max Mara・Vespa
Brutus Magazine・Puss Puss Magazine


Exhibitions
Palm* Photo Prize Exhibition
10 14 Gallery | London | 2021

Art in Isolation
Trunk Room 101 Gallery | Tokyo | 2020

Fine art prints are available upon request













Photographer + Director
New York | Tokyo
contact@tessayano.com


Represented Worldwide by East
newyork@east.co
london@east.co





Tess Ayano was born in 1994 to a Japanese mother and American father, spending her childhood in Tokyo before moving to the US. She is very much inspired by the transitory nature of life, which is deeply rooted in Japanese culture and philosophy. She is based in New York and Tokyo, where she strives to create intimate vignettes from tender moments that exist in the ordinary with an awareness
of the preciousness of it all.


1994年日本人の母とアメリカ人の父の間に生まれる。
幼少期を東京で過ごし、その後アメリカに移住。
現在はニューヨークと東京を拠点に活動中。日常の優しさや、
”もののあはれ” を感じるふとした一瞬を切り取り続けている。

Selected Clients & Press
VOGUE・VOGUE Italia・The New York Times
The Cut・New York Magazine・Max Mara・Vespa
Brutus Magazine・Puss Puss Magazine

Exhibitions
Palm* Photo Prize Exhibition
10 14 Gallery | London | 2021

Art in Isolation
Trunk Room 101 Gallery | Tokyo | 2020

Fine art prints are available upon request