"Vulnerable Strength"

 © 2016; Kaya Satori.

Artist Statement

In the spirit of breathing our yoga, I believe in living as sustainably and mindfully as possible, which is why I created "The Barefootprint." Rather than leaving a large carbon footprint, especially through the life of travel, I aim to leave a bare footprint, with nothing left behind but imprints. And just as we practice yoga barefoot, I intend to stay in touch and close with the Earth, honoring her and experiencing life with an open, vulnerable and transparent heart―bare. As prints instead, I offer my photos and writing, into which I pour my heart infinitely and with which I hope to share the wisdom I feel breathed to me from our sweet home all across this Earth.


Metal prints not only save about 70% of the usual cost because of no need to matte, frame, or protect with glass, but they save materials as well, while also providing the most long-lasting, durable preservation option in the print industry. With guaranteed archival quality for 140 years, these metal prints are resistant to the elements, from sun and rain to even dust or fire, and as our patient Earth home evolves, so too can these prints change forms, as metal is infinitely recyclable and at the lowest energy expenditure to do so.

Metal prints also bare it all; they reveal more detail with greater clarity and illumination than any other medium available. I believe in taking sincere care when composing my images, so I wish for full transparence when sharing the moment and experience with you. Metal prints use a special process called dye sublimation which opens up the pores of the metal, and through heat and pressure, actually infuses the image directly into the metal, beneath the surface of the metal substrate. 


The company I've carefully chosen, toured, and become like family with also uses recycled metal, is a Green Certified Business, and has received many environmental awards, all backed by 40 years of printing experience.

All the metal prints I offer also include float hanger wall mounts or French cleats for free, which make hanging your pieces very easy and create a special drop-light display effect. There is no need for glass to protect the print, and cleaning can be done very quickly and easily with a microfiber/lens cloth.

I also offer my works in other mediums such as paper, wood, and canvas in various sizes ranging up to eight-feet wide. 

For special orders, please feel free to reach out on the secure contact page or send me a personal email at KayaSatoriPhotography@gmail.com.

I will happily work with you to bring light to your visions and heart's inner voice on commissioned works and occasionally do photo shoots as well.

In love and gratitude,
Kaya Satori