Ryoko Uyama was born and grew up on the edge of Tokyo in Japan. He studied graphic design and photography at Tamagawa University and worked at the commercial photographic studio,10BAN Studio in Tokyo. After a sleepless two years working in Tokyo, Ryoko leaped into London and worked as a freelance photographic assistant to Nadav Kander, Tim Flach, Frank Herholdt, Pal Hansen and Muir Vidler.