Satoki Nagata was born in Japan and after graduating from university with degrees in Neuroscience, he moved to Chicago. Since living in Chicago, photography has become his passion. He has learned from Zen Buddhism that our existence is composed of various relationships. This notion has inspired him to use photography to create relationships with the world to find himself. He has been documenting ordinary people and their lives in the city of Chicago. "My goal as an artist is to find and show the various connections that form the reality in which the city and people. Zen Buddhism has inspired me to use photography to find and create relationships with the world. Through these images, I wish you discover the subtle but substantial links captured in my photographs and feel a connection to the world I document."