Emily Valentine

Freelance Writer / Photographer

Writer specialising in pop culture, Japan, photography (and a sprinkling of student and graduate advice.)

Experienced in writing copy (blog posts, magazine articles and social media) and producing high quality imagery for web and print.

BA (Hons) degree in Photography (1st Class)

Clients include: Hyper Japan, Sanrio, NHK World TV, MyM Magazine and #Photography Magazine.

Self published magazine and blog: www.lovejapanmagazine.com

Portfolio

MyM Magazine

Kimono Chameleon
Interview with Tokyo based Kimono enthusiast Anji Salz for MyM Magazine.
Dreaming of a Kawaii Xmas
Christmas shopping article for the December issue of MyM Magazine focusing on cute and alternative Christmas fashion shopping.
Wicked & Whimsy
An interview with Japanese fashion club 'The Tea Party Club' with images of their Wicked & Whimsy event at The Institute of Directors, London. All images shot by me.
The Sweet Smell of Success
News piece for MyM Magazine. Featuring a review of Perfume: A Gallery Experience. Perfume are one of Japan's most successful all girl bands enjoying global success. All images...
Sanrio's New Superstar
An interview with Gudetema for MyM Magazine. A collaboration with Sanrio Ltd. (Creators of Hello Kitty)
J-Fashion Dreams
An interview with Dreamy Bows, a UK based fashion brand with a passion for Japanese street fashion, for MyM Magazine. All images taken by me.
Time After Time
News piece for MyM Magazine. Featuring an interview with Japanese fashion designer Sebastian Masuda at his Time After Time capsule event. In collaboration with NHK World TV.
Around the World with La Carmina
An interview with fashion blogger, travel writer and tv host La Carmina, for MyM Magazine.

#Photography Magazine

Europe Unite - #PHOTOGRAPHY Issue 18
Interviews with migration culture photographers Emanuele Cremaschi (p36-39) and Daniel Castro Garcia (p92-108) for Issue 18 of #Photography Magazine.
5MINS with David Williams
David Williams – you may know him as the photographer who shot ‘Men with Cats’ – a project that threw him into the spotlight and bagged him features on a huge range of sites...
PRINCE: A Photobook by Huw Alden Davies
We're big fans of visual storytelling, and were delighted to be sent a copy of Huw Alden Davies' new photo book 'Prince' to review. Offering an insight into the life of the...
On Landscape Project
On Landscape Project, the brain child of photographers Minna Kantonen, Dafna Talmor and Emma Wieslander, seeks to instigate discussions and debates around the representation of...
Free Range 2016 | Week 2 Round-up
The Free Range art and design graduate shows, held each year at The Truman Brewery in East London, are a fantastic platform for creative students to showcase their work to the...
Free Range 2016 | Week 1 Round-Up
It’s that time of year again, where students from universities up and down the country descend upon The Truman Brewery to showcase their final year degree projects at the Free...

Love Japan Magazine

Review: Sakagura Japanese Restaurant and Sake Cellar, London
Tucked away in a peaceful and picturesque enclave, away from the hustle and bustle of Regent Street, Sakagura offers washoku fine dining and a large selection of top quality...
Review: Kiki's Delivery Service @ Southwark Playhouse
Kiki's Delivery Service has landed at Southwark Playhouse! Perhaps best known for it's animated adaptation by Studio Ghibli, this is the tale of an adventurous young witch,...
Things to do in Tokyo: Meiji Jingu Shrine
Yoyogi Park is one of the largest green spaces in Tokyo and home to one of it's most well known shrines; Meiji Jingu. With it's peaceful gardens and ponds, you'll feel a world...
Things to do in Tokyo: Eat in the Capcom Theme Cafe
Tokyo is no stranger to themed cafes and restaurants - whether you want to eat in the company of animals, or be served by vampires, Tokyo has enough weird restaurants to satisfy...
Interview: PICA, a Japan Inspired Design Duo
Here at Love Japan Magazine, we're always on the lookout for inspiring people to connect with, and today we're pleased to introduce PICA, a design duo from Canada. Their vibrant...
Hyper Japan returns to London: the UK's Largest Japanese Cultural Event
There's just one month to go until the UK's biggest J-culture event returns to London. For those not familiar with the event; Hyper Japan is a 3 day extravaganza celebrating all...
Summer Cocktails at Shoryu Ramen
Shoryu is one of London's leading ramen restaurants, offering a seasonal and affordable selection of delicious Japanese cuisine. Ramen is a speciality here, but the menu offers...
International Harajuku Fashion Week
Harajuku is Tokyo's go to place if you want to experience Japanese fashion and shopping at it's most colourful and eclectic.
Five Reasons to Watch... The Wind Rises
Back in 2008, Hayao Miyazaki penned the manga series Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises), inspired by Tatsuo Hori's ‘The Wind is Risen’, a fictional story based on Jiro Horikoshi,...
10 Reasons to Love Kyoto
Kyoto. Japan's former capital is a short shinkansen ride from Tokyo, yet it feels like a different world. Life seems to roll at a slower pace here and a stay in Kyoto will...
Love Japan Magazine Issue 2
A self published magazine celebrating the global appeal of Japanese culture. Covering lifestyle, travel, food, art, fashion and events in collaboration with a number of Japan...

Student and Graduate Advice

How To Become A Pro At Presentations In 10 Easy Steps - Career Advice & Expert Guidance | Fish4jobs
Whatever stage you are in your career, there's a strong possibility that you'll have to put together a presentation at some point. Talking in front of a crowd (or even a handful...

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