Nagi Sakai





Born in Tokyo and raised in Cairo, Nagi Sakai's eclectic background lent him the opportunity to experience art in several cultures at a young age. His expertise and appreciation for creative expression and visual arts led him to the Dutch Institute of Art to study painting at the age 7.

At 16 Nagi knew he was destined for photography after encountering famed Japanese photographer Naoki Ishizaka. Nagi spent several years perfecting his craft while assisting him for such clients as Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, Comme des Garcons, to name a few. Although completing his academic degree in Commerce, Nagi's strict ambition brought him to New York in 2000 after signing on with his first agency.

Emerging strongly on the scene, Nagi Sakai's talents have already been celebrated by such clients as Vogue Paris Travel in France, Harper's Bazaar Spain, Marie Claire Italia, The Edit, Dazed & Confused Korea, Vanity Fair, German GQ, Japanese GQ, Vogue UK, Scandinavia SSAW, Bon, V magazine, V man.

Gathering inspiration from the diversity of the arts, and fueled by his passion to express strength in beauty and sophisticated realism, Nagi Sakai's profession has rapidly become his career.


The New Class
Elle U.S. (Editorial)
published: January 2015
Women in TV
Elle U.S. (Editorial)
published: January 2015
halo derosa
Vogue Mexico (Editorial)
published: January 2015
Vogue Mexico January 2015 Cover
Vogue Mexico (Magazine Cover)
published: January 2015
Dress Coat
Harper's Bazaar Germany (Editorial)
published: November 2014
Night Moves
Elle U.S. (Editorial)
published: November 2014
Marie Claire Italy (Editorial)
published: October 2014
Hana by Nagi
Vogue Ukraine (Editorial)
published: October 2014
Vogue Ukraine October 2014 Cover
Vogue Ukraine (Magazine Cover)
published: October 2014
Nordstrom September 2014 Book
Nordstrom (Lookbook/Catalog)
published: September 2014

Nagi Sakai in the news: Of the Minute

Nabil Harlow
Jun 1 15 Daily Feed

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