Getting close to the subjects, Asakai’s photography captures camera-subject relationships, as well as traces that remind us of stories. Recent works focused on wind and tides received much acclaim as they captured "time" rather than the "moment." sight, a series of photographs started in 2006 received awards such as New Figure Encouragement Prize at Photo City Sagamihara 2008 (Kanagawa, Japan). Published a photography book sight (AKAAKA Art Publishing) in 2011.
“Photo City Sagamihara” Sagamihara Emerging Photographer Encouragement Award
“KONICA MINOLTA FOTOPREMIO” Special Award
“The 8th Young Portfolio, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts”
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (Japan)
Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (Japan)
Shanghai Art Museum (China)
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (Australia)