After studying fashion and working as a designer in Tokyo, in 1990 Hisashi Tokuyoshi moves to Paris. During his 4 year stay Hisashi discovers a love for photography and starts working as a self-taught professional photographer. Intrigued by the creativity that surrounds the designers and creative people he has the good fortune to meet, he starts to photograph their working and living environments. On his return to Japan in 1994, Hisashi founds edition Paumes and publishes his work in a series of lifestyle books. Working as a photographer and art director, Hisashi collaborates regularly with the press, works on a variety of advertising projects and continues to edit and publish his own work under the name of Edition Paumes. Presently, Hisashi Tokuyoshi lives and works in Tokyo & paris.