Kohei was born in Japan, raised in Singapore, and a permanent residence of Australia. His love for the ocean had led him to pursue a career in freedive photography, a combination of underwater photography and a sport where you hold your breath and dive as deep as you can for as long as you can.
In 2019 Kohei was awarded 2nd place in the professional category of the Sony World Photography Awards with his project on freediving. He continues to hone his skills underwater with hopes to inspire more people to get in and start exploring. Not just the ocean, but deep within themselves.