Yoi Kawakubo was born in 1979 in Toledo, Spain, where he lived until the age of 18. After graduating from the University of Tsukuba, Kawakubo left graduate school in 2005, to work in the world of finance as a day trader in order to fund his photographic endeavors, giving him a unique background among photographers. However, he left the stock market in 2007 in order to devote himself fully to production. Kawakubo's photos are characterized by extraordinary portrayals of space and time, such as momentary scenes in natural or structural motifs that can't be seen by the naked eye or portrayals of subjects as they change over a long period of time. His tranquil vision that unites advanced techniques with philosophical concepts has earned the support of many fans around the world.
His past awards include being chosen for the 36th Japan Advertising Photographer's Association Public Exhibition APA Awards 2008, as well as second place at the Bishin Jumonji competition at the Photograph Note Exhibition. http://www.yoikawakubo.com