Yoshiko Mori was born in a family of forests in Tokyo; her last name literally means “forest.”

She has been taking photographs as long as she can remember, having been influenced by her father. Her first formal training was in college, with Black and White Photography courses supplementing her Political Science degree. She has taken classes at ICP while here in NYC. She exhibits local landscapes around Brooklyn and is an active member of the arts community in her neighborhood.

She lives adjacent to Prospect Park in Brooklyn NY, where she trains for marathons, photographs, walks her dog and dreams. Follow her @forestofbirds on Instagram.