Mari Sarai was born in Nara, Japan. She studied photography in Santa Monica, Los Angeles from 1991-1994. From 1995-1998 she shot as a paparazzi for Spanish Magazine Semana in New York, and then worked in Tokyo between 1999-2004. This year, Mari moved to London. Her clients include Dazed & Confused, Nylon, Tokion, Common Sense, Dazed Japan, WWD Fast, and Y-3.