Born in Tokyo, Kenji Aoki spent his formative years studying various design
disciplines at Kuwasa Design School. While studying many comprehensive
approaches to design, it was not the sculptures of Rodin in museums, nor the view
from the top of Everest that inspired Aoki as an artist. It was in fact photography
and its ability to capture beauty in ordinary such as “a normal coffee cup at
home” that changed Aoki’s world.
After a long and successful career in Tokyo, Aoki moved to NY permanently in
2009. Kenji has worked with prestigious clients including Rolex, Cartier, Harry
Winston, Apple, Samsung, Nike, Verizon, Nikon, Dell and New York Times Magazine
among many others. He was also awarded from SPD, The Art Directors Club,
Communication Arts, American Photography, The New York Times Magazine, and
Lurzer’s Archive. Today, Kenji Aoki continues to produce compelling visual images.