With a Canon in his hand and warm smile on his face, photographer Ken Sato has been documenting Lodi’s politicians, business people, families and children for more than 30 years
Ken Sato has been a portrait photographer in Downtown Lodi for 31 years.
Sato unpacks his gear, a Canon 7D camera with a 24mm-70mm lens, while in the workroom of his Downtown Lodi portrait studio.
Dozens of framed portraits sit on shelves in Sato’s studio.
A portrait of famed winemaker Robert Mondavi is one of Ken Sato’s favorite photographs.
A portrait taken by Sato at a wedding photographed in Sunol.
Posted: Friday, September 14, 2012 12:00 am
Updated: 8:34 am, Sat Sep 15, 2012.
On his walls are galleries of Lodi’s families. Generations of winemakers and mayors. A newspaper publisher and chiefs of police. A dentist and his family. A girl celebrating her coming-of-age at her quinceañera.
“I keep them up as a museum,” says Ken Sato, whose photography studio on the outskirts of Downtown Lodi has been exhibiting local faces for 31 years.
Friday, September 14, 2012 12:00 am.
Updated: 8:34 am.