Miki sakai

principal photographer

As far as I can remember, I have always loved being creative.

I loved to draw as a kid, I became an Architect (which I still practice today along with photography), I love dancing, and above all, I love the creative process of photography.

For me, it's always been the human connection and intimate stories that fascinates me that I have been so eager to capture.

The way I view the world through my lens has been influenced by where I have been in my life so far. I am Japanese born, but have lived in London, New York, Tokyo, Buenos Aires, and now in Sydney. I love coming from a mixed cultural background and I am certain that is why I love meeting, talking, and connecting with people and learning from them about their different experiences and perspectives in life.

MY story-telling PHOTOGRAPHY

I believe in the importance of photographs becoming keepsakes or heirlooms in years and perhaps even generations to come. It's so powerful to think that what is being recorded at present could be passed on and loved and treasured by so many in the future.

I know this first hand because my grandfather, an amateur photographer who passed away decades ago, documented a beautiful series of photographs of me as a newborn. When I look at these photos today, I can feel the joy, excitement, nervousness, warmth and all the mixed emotions of my parents and family members. The careful attention and dedication that was given to capture the small details and expressions through a series of every day moments.

I aspire to be a great story-teller through my photography. Whether it is with a single or a series of photographs, I hope to capture and narrate your authentic and original story.

Miki Sakai Photography - Photographer - About

Above and below: Photo of me taken by my husband in Tasmania

坂井美樹

プリンシパル・フォグラファー

思い起こせば幼い頃からクリエイティブなことが好きでした。

子供の頃は毎日絵を描き、ダンスレッスンを通して自分を表現し、そして建築家への道を進み、〈フォトグラフィー〉に出逢いました。

フォトグラフィーは、人とのつながり、人生模様を描写し、そのストーリー性に私は深く魅了されました。

レンズ越しに見る私の世界観は、これまでの生活や環境から大きく影響を受けてきました。幼少期はロンドンとニューヨークで過ごし、その後東京、アルゼンチンでの移住を経て現在シドニーで夫と一緒に暮らしています。人との出会い、会話、つながり、多様な経験や視点から学ぶことの大切さを知りました。そんな経験を活かして、色々な形の「人の繋がり」を写真に残すことができればと思います。

もう1つ大切にしているのは、人生模様を描写することです。そんな想いにさせてくれたのが、今は亡き祖父が撮ってくれた新生児だった私の数々の写真です。何十年という時を経て見返しても、その当時、両親や家族が感じたであろう喜び、緊張、暖かみなどさまざまな感情が伝わってきます。細かなシーンごとの描写と自然な表情を、私達家族に伝え続けてくれているのです。

自分が撮った写真が幾年もの先に宝物となり、次世代に繋がっていってくれればといつも思いながらシャッターを切っています。

一枚の写真に残せる無限の可能性を信じ、撮影させて頂く皆様それぞれの物語〈ストーリー〉を伝えていくために、大切に、そして丁寧に、これからも写真を撮り続けたいと思います。

Above: Life in beautiful Sydney, Australia

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Above and below: Some photographs taken of me and my family by my late grandfather

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