Sally Nakajima - Village People feature

Sally Nakajima’s ambition in life is to always capture the moment. This stemmed from losing her father to cancer at an early age and having little to remember him by.

Her career spans across the UK, Singapore and Hong Kong – where her second daughter was born. Now based in Cuckfield, she spends most of her time photographing newborn babies in beautiful and imaginative ways.

By Joe Wayte

Sally was born in Dartford and grew up in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire where some of her family still lives. She graduated from the University of Birmingham with a degree in Fine Art. Together with her husband and two daughters, Sally fell in love with the village and moved here four years ago.

“I’ve always loved the UK – I’m a home girl,” Sally explained, “and while living in Hong Kong we would visit the UK, staying with friends who lived in Balcombe. I told my husband that I didn’t care what the house was like, but we had to live in Cuckfield – I didn’t actually see the house till we moved in, fortunately I loved it.”

[read the full story on page 10 of June 2018's issue of Cuckfield Life magazine]

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