Joya: AiR / Kazumi Sakurai / Hawaii / USA

photo Simon Beckmann

photo Simon Beckmann


”My first plan to spend time at Joya: AiR was to look back my photos from the past, and select and edit from there. It’s easy for me to just keep taking photos, but not really spend time to look what I have.

Presentation became huge help on this process, and I could find different prospective on my work.

It was more than just work, I am able to find myself from other direction.

Because of conversations with other artists, witnessing their creations, approach to the work, their endless curiosity and passion brought me deeper understanding for my work and myself. It showed me freedom and expansion in creation, and gave me new theme and inspirations. It was such a gift, it almost some sort of healing. Time in Joya: AiR was more than I expected”.

Kazumi Sakurai

Simon Beckmann