Hey there. Thanks for visiting. I’m Alben Osaki. Just a kid from Kaua’i.
I’m a US Navy veteran, serving for four years and leaving active duty as a Gunner’s Mate Second Class. I then went on to study video production for one year in New York City, before returning home and graduating from the University of Hawai`i-Leeward College’s Television Production program. Since graduating, I have worked in varying capacities on programs for networks including the Lifestyle Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, and Fox Sports.
I describe my style as clean, simple, and classic. I currently work in Hawaii as a freelance portrait and landscape photographer and videographer. I also do some video editing work.
This website is still very much under construction, obviously.
I got the name modern mercenary from thinking of the ancient Romans on a long drive home from work one day. The Romans would regularly hire mercenaries to fight alongside their armies in battle. I thought it seemed pretty similar to the plight of the freelancer. Getting hired for specific jobs, then getting released by the client once that job is over. And thus the idea of freelancers being “modern mercenaries” was born.
I look forward to meeting you all.