Photographer Kurt Xiaoyi Tang has put up a photo collection titled "Portraits of Yoshitaka Amano" with shots of the notable game-related artist taken in Hangzhou, China.

Even if you've never encountered Amano's celebrated work in Vampire Hunter D or The Sandman: The Dream Hunters, you've likely seen his character designs, boxart, and title logos for the Final Fantasy series and other games.

The 56-year-old artist appears reserved and contemplative in the photo series, much too tired for the bright purple print on his shirt.

Amano's designs will appear again in Final Fantasy XIII, and he is currently working with writer and film director Christopher "mink" Morrison on an illustrated novel titled Shinjuku, which will be released by Dark Horse Comics sometime this year.