Sarai Mari was born in Nara, Japan. She studied English at UCLA when she was a teenager. After working in New York for the Spanish magazine Semana, she moved back to Tokyo and began taking portraits of rock stars for music magazines as well as photographs for fashion publications. In 2005, she relocated to London, where she became a well-established fashion photographer, shooting for magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue UK. She is also the photographer of choice of many celebrities, such as the late Amy Winehouse, Scarlett Johansson, Adele, Ewan McGregor, Arctic Monkeys, and Victoria Beckham. In 2010, she published her first book, Naked. She currently lives and works in New York.