Shashinka Ichiban's interest in to photography goes back to his childhood, with his first camera, a Kodak Instamatic X25 in the late 70's. Aaron started series pursuit in to imaging with a Pentax K1000.
His photographic career started in the early 90s with his high school yearbook department. Later that year, with an apprenticeship with the Glade Times Mirror, Aaron entered the world as a press photographer. In the late 1990's Ichiban would go on to shoot for the Gazette, a multi-city edition community newspaper owned by the Washington Post Corporation.
During the early turn of the millennium, Ichiban worked as freelance photojournalist, and travel photographer who has shot for USA Today, the Washington Post, and Reuters. He shoots exclusively with Nikon equipment for various newspapers, and magazines. His 9/11 images at the Pentagon were acquired by the AP and are still in circulation today.
Today, Ichiban focuses his work on street photography, specializing in Japanese society.