About Yuki Tei
Yuki Tei is an internationally published photographer. His work has been featured on many front cover photos and published on more than 300 pages in the US, Japan, Europe, and China, as of today. Being born to Korean parents, raised in Japan, and living and working in the United States for many years, Yuki's cultural background brings him a unique and broad perspective from which to share not only language but also cultural knowledge.
It is natural for Yuki to believe that photography and culture are highly connected and reflect the soul of society. Art is a borderless language that connects diverse cultures together and celebrates cultural diversity.
Yuki's influences began at an early age. His father, also a photographer, exposed his son to the works of Ansel Adams, and the world of the Magnum photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Capa. He provided Yuki with the tools to become a talented photographer.
Yuki currently combines his skills as a writer/journalist and a photographer for well-respected magazines throughout the world. His work produces rare and interesting insights into the world today. In 2015, Yuki was exclusively invited to write and photograph for Sonny Rollins (a living jazz legend, the National Medal of the Arts recipient presented and honored by President Obama in 2011) at his house in Woodstock, NY.
A National Geographic photographer once said, "You can tell how great a photographer is by how short his lens is." A short lens forces the photographer to develop a relationship with his subject, the end result produces National Geographic moments. Yuki certainly has the skills to create those iconic images.