We are IKIGAI Labs, a community of creators, curators, and collectors who are deeply passionate about photography, photogrammetry, and the future of meta, digital, and traditional media. We believe that the love for photography unites people from different backgrounds and experiences, and that it has the power to capture the extraordinary in the ordinary moments.

Our mission is to use our resources to commission artists to create exclusive NFTs under the IKIGAI Mint Pass. We curate iconic artists to join our initiative, and we provide them with guidance and support to create NFTs that match the high quality of their original physical artworks.

We believe that the art discovery challenge is better addressed by vertical and specialized NFT markets. Our aggregation layer, Reservoir, ensures that all listings include creator royalties, so collectors can be assured that they are supporting the artists they love when they shop on our platform.

IKIGAI is more than just a marketplace aggregator. It is a community of creators and collectors who spend their time curating and discovering art. We have curated over 330 collections, and our curators can add collections to the platform through an Airtable form that connects with our marketplace through the API.

Our interactive art gallery is a space where creators and collectors can interact directly. Our Discord server is a place where we share our research in NFT-gated channels and play some tunes. We want to create a space that allows creators to showcase their work and connect with their collectors.

Our name, IKIGAI, is a Japanese concept that means "a reason for being." It represents the intersection of what you love, what you are good at, what the world needs, and what you can be paid for. We believe that when you find your ikigai, you have a sense of purpose and fulfillment. Our mission is to help artists find their ikigai and to connect them with collectors who appreciate their work.

Join us in our quest to celebrate the beauty of photography and the power of NFTs. Find your IKIGAI and become part of our community. Add yourself to the allowlist:

Through the PREMINT signup page, you can claim your spot on the allowlist.