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Nagi Sakai

Photographer

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biography

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.

updates

We Love Japan
Glamour Germany (Editorial)
published: December 2011
Daisuke by Nagi
GQ Japan (Editorial)
published: December 2011
Andre by Nagi
GQ China (Editorial)
published: October 2011
Anne by Nagi
Elle France (Editorial)
published: October 2011
Juliana by Nagi Sakai
Glamour Germany (Editorial)
published: September 2011
Andrew Rannells
V Man (Editorial)
published: May 2011
PF Flyers
V Man (Editorial)
published: May 2011
Hanne Gaby Portraits by Nagi Sakai April...
Portrait (Editorial)
published: April 2011
24 Horas
Harper's Bazaar Spain (Editorial)
published: April 2011
Phillip Lim on His Curious Collections
Bon Magazine (Editorial)
season: Spring/Summer 2011
Official web site:
www.nagisakai.com