Meiko Arquillos lived in Tokyo until she was sixteen years old. While in high school, she came to the United States on her own with a secret desire to become a writer and an intention to change the world.
During her college years, while completing a degree in sociology, she discovered photography. After several years of honing her own unique style and finding her voice in photography, she started doing editorial portraiture in San Francisco. She works mostly in advertising, shooting still lifes and people.
Meiko’s work is known as playful, lighthearted, colorful, and graphic. She photographs everything from kid’s fashion to cosmetics, but she knows she has accomplished something when her photographs make people smile.