Koji Nakashima was born and grew up on a small island in Japan and moved to South Africa at the end of 1999. He had never been overseas before that, and Africa was the first continent he set his foot on outside Japan. He longed for seeing the world, and have gone backpacking Africa, Asia, South and North America since.
He took up photography two years ago when he was given a 2nd hand Canon 10D and later upgraded to 7D with which he shoots to date. He likes to capture people and emotions on the street that tell stories by themselves and that evoke something viewers have forgotten. He also likes running, skydiving and of course backpacking. Currently living in Cape Town.