Isamu SawaPhotographer


Born in Japan, Isamu (or ‘Issey’ to his friends) immigrated to Australia in 1982 and began his professional photography career in 1996.  Based in Melbourne Australia, Issey is one of Australia’s most in-demand advertising photographers specializing in cars, having shot numerous national campaigns for clients including GM Holden, Mercedes Benz, Infiniti, Subaru, Mazda, Nissan, BMW, Mini, Toyota and Mitsubishi. His other commercial clients include Jack Daniel’s, Lindeman’s, Penfolds, Domaine Chandon, Harrolds and more.

Flinders Bank

Mazda 3

380 Melbourne


Cool Ridge Vitamin Spring Water

MCEC Campaign

Mazda 2

Penfolds Bin Series

Habbot Shoes SS17

Trend Textura

Lacelles Toorak

FUSO ‘Built Ready’ Campaign

Sunday Style Magazine

Trenery Accessories AW14

Morris Motley Campaign

Rhys James

Morris Motley Campaign


St Collins Lane

Mazda CX9

Mercedes “Jean Paul Gaultier”

Mazda BT50 Fleet

Without Water

Paul Bram

New City Living

Mazda BT50


Mercedes “Designo”

LK Boutique

Lumiere Candles

GQ Man of The Year 2014

LK Boutique


Myer Emporium

Crystal Magazine “Watch Feature”

Subaru Lifestyle

GQ Man of The Year 2013

Geoffrey Rush

Hard Yakka

Mercedes Magazine “Jean Paul Gaultier”

Dr Lewinn


Chamber Music

Holden Commodore VF

Holden Captiva7

Yellow Pages ” Live Local”


Mazda3 SkyActiv

Sun Studios

Skyzone Launch Campaign

Subaru Forester ‘Impreza’ XV

Holden Cruze Z Series

Holden Barina Spark

Rhys James

Material Exhibition

Holden Barina Sport

TAMM Dawn Chorus

Holden “Volt”


Flinders 108

Crystal Magazine

Holden Colorado

Studio Duo Duo Folio Shoot

Kevin Rudd


Subaru Impreza

Holden Trax


Subaru XV

Subaru Impreza

Holden Commodore VF Ute

Holden Commodore International

Subaru Symmetry “Forester”

Holden Colorado