Bush & Boots | 40″ x 50″ | Archival Giclee print | 2019
If I had to summarize my photography in one word, it would be BRAVERY. I always seek to photograph people who catch my interest and inspire me. When creating work, I give my subjects a space to present their uniqueness and let them express themselves freely. My work is never about me – it’s always about my subjects.
Aki designs his own eponymous label, in addition to ongoing design collaborations, as well as a high-end, made-to-order Privé collection that is based on his research. Aki Choklat shoes and bags have been sold in the US, UK, Japan, Canada and Europe, including retailers such as Barneys New York, Takashimaya, Harvey Nichols, Nano Universe in Tokyo, and Dover Street Market in London.