Yuichi Takasaka’s love affair with the night sky began more than 20 years ago, when he viited Jasper, Alta., and photographed the aurora borealis for the first time. Takasaka, who was born in Tokyo, Japan, went to Vancouver with a working holiday visa at age 20, then moved to Yellowknife in the early 1990s because of his attraction to the North. “You can get well over 200 nights of northern lights there every year,” he says.
The award-winning sky photographer, a member of The World At Night project, has been published in magazines such as SkyNews and on the NASA website.
Takasaka now lives in Lumby, B.C., where he runs a photography and tourism business called Blue Moon Promotions, but he returns to the Northwest Territories every year to shoot the aurora borealis.