Born in Japan and raised in Australia, Isamu Sawa has been a commercial photographer for more than 20 years. With a reputation for technical ability and a keen eye for composition he has worked for a host of commercial and editorial clients, including Holden, Mercedes Benz, Subaru, Domaine Chandon, Jack Daniel’s, Penfolds, GQ, The Age Melbourne Magazine and Vogue. He has also photographed well-known identities including fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier, actor Geoffrey Rush and former prime minister Kevin Rudd.
He has exhibited photographic work with his father, Peter Sawa, at the Joshua McClelland Print Room (“Two Generations – Two Views”, opened by Kate Gollings, in 1999) and at group shows at The Compound Interest (“The Material Series” – Foto @ Pin Up, in 2013 and 2014).
Known to friends simply as ‘Issey’ he lives in Melbourne, Australia, with his wife Basia and their baby daughter, Hannah Rose.