Tracy Hsu: Who or what inspires you?
Jun Sawa: My late father will always be an inspiration as he was also a photographer.
I'm inspired to continue to self-learn with photography. Even though videography is something I have done more of due to the demand in motion video, photography is my passion and getting out to nature is one of my favourite things to do.
Tracy Hsu: Have you been able to do more art during the pandemic?
Jun Sawa: I haven't been shooting as much during the COVID-19 pandemic; however, I purchased an A2 pro printer earlier this year and have been printing non-stop.
I made it a thing to print at least one photo per week, but I've far exceeded that and have been printing not only my own photos but also for other aspiring photographers.
I only print on RAG Fine-Art museum paper now and it's simply another world. There is no comparison.
Tracy Hsu: What is one motto you live by?
Jun Sawa: Ikigai, in Japanese means having a purpose, reason to live and/or reason for being. My Ikigai is to 'make a difference'.