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.


Juicy Couture F/W 16 Campaign
Juicy Couture (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2016
Day for Night MDX
models.com (Editorial)
published: 08/19/2016
Vanities with Carly Chaikin
Vanity Fair U.S. (Editorial)
published: August 2016
Vanities | Alexandra Shipp
Vanity Fair U.S. (Editorial)
published: June 2016
Guinevere Van Seenus
Harper's Bazaar Spain (Editorial)
published: June 2016
Harper's Bazaar Spain June 2016 Cover
Harper's Bazaar Spain (Magazine Cover)
published: June 2016
Demi Lovato Portrait
Portrait (Other)
published: May 2016
Travel with Style
Marie Claire Italy (Editorial)
published: May 2016
Marie Claire Italy May 2016 Cover
Marie Claire Italy (Magazine Cover)
published: May 2016
Marie Claire Italy (Editorial)
published: March 2016

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