About

My name is Dave Takayoshi and since 2002 Line 11 has been my passion as well as my career.  Our mission is to create images that artfully capture your life.  Photographs that will be treasured by future generations, not only for their content, but also how creatively they’re expressed.

Photography connects people.  Those moments in your life, the ones I’m creating, should be genuine.  They should remind you what you were thinking and feeling.  But they also connect you with people years from now you may, or may not, ever meet.

If you care deeply about what kind of images you want created from those moments in your life, then Linda and I would love to hear from you.

Our home and workplace are located in Westfield, Indiana where God’s blessed us with two great kids.

Takayoshi Wagon - Port Blakely, Bainbridge Island, WA - Courtesy Bainbridge Island Historical Society

Takayoshi Wagon – Port Blakely, Bainbridge Island, WA – Courtesy Bainbridge Island Historical Society

When I was growing up, images like the one above were rare.  Even though photography was one of the many things my great-grandpa dabbled in, we didn’t have many (if any) of the ones he created.  I have no idea if many survived or where they are.  Maybe that’s why ones like this mean so much.  I’m moved at the connection I must have to the shy person peeking through the glass, and the funny one sitting in the basket. The man in the seat is my great-grandfather.  He moved half a world away, knowing little or no English to make a better life.  It was a bigger, more unknown world then.

The phone exchange for the store, L11, is painted on the side of the wagon and it’s the basis for Line 11. It’s about embracing something new and honoring the past.

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