August19, 1963 Born in Yamaguchi,JapanAugust19, 1988 KOICHI IMABAYASHI met with the world renowned surrealism artist,Salvadore Dali. This brief meeting was a life changing moment for KOICHI IMABAYASHI, and hisinterest in art was born. Sadly, Salvadore Dali passed away 6 months later, with KOICHI IMABAYASHI being the last Japanese to meet him before his passing...1993,KOICHI IMABAYASHI produced a photo exhibition by world renowned photographer,Robert Mapplethorpe. Named `A moment of Eternity`, it was flagged asthe best photoexhibition of the year by photography magazines in Japan.This experience with Robert Mapplethorpe’ s work saw thebeginning of KOICHI IMABAYASHI’ s fascination with fine art photography.Aswell as being the CEO of GRACE NEWS Inc, a luxury wedding produce company in Tokyo, it was a big chance for KOICHI IMABAYASHI to hone hisexperience in photography. Throughhis unique style, KOICHI IMABAYASHI’ sWedding Photography received accolades throughout Japan.Almost allof the images used in GRACE NEWS media are taken by KOICHI IMABAYASHI.This recognition of his talent led onto KOICHI IMABAYASHI being officially hired by Aman Resorts and One&Only to photograph their resorts.