Hiromix is a photographer who was born in Tokyo in 1976. After leaving school in 1995, she was awarded the Nobuyoshi Araki Prize and the New Cosmos of Photography Prize, sponsored by Canon, with her book entitled 'School Days' containing a series of colour prints captured with an automatic compact camera. In September 1996, Hiromix's first book, 'Girls Blue' was published and sold a record number of copies. She has held various exhibitions including 'HIROMIX' at the Shibuya Parco Gallery in Tokyo in 1997 which was well attended. Hiromix has contributed to publications including i-D, Numero, Purple, Visionaire, Dazed & Confused , The Face and Liberation. She has also been working as a film director since 1995 and has directed eight Japanese music videos, a TV commercial and a short TV programme. Hiromix has also written song lyrics and modelled in the Yves Saint Laurent perfume campaign for 'Live Jazz'.