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Monthly Archives: January 2009

 

先週始め
MACのハードデスクが壊れた。
アップルストアに行ってけど、
修理はできないと言われ
もっと専門の場所で今修理中だ。
こういうことが起きるたびに
バックアップの必要性をひしひしと感じるのだけど、
毎日溜め込む情報量の多さに比例して、
めんどくさい的な気持ちが上昇、
ワンクリックがどんどん遠ざかってしまう。

まぁ、
でも消えたデータがなくても
こういう風に仕事できるのだから、
いい整理ができたと思うぐらいでもいいのかも。。。。
なんて考えようとしたけど、
撮影した女の子の写真がいくつか消えたことは、
やっぱりいつまでも後悔しちゃいそうです。。

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A few weeks ago, I picked up 4 female models from the magazine to do photo shooting for TOKYO SWEET at warp magazine.

At the party, I got some tequila and champagne to be a usual party mode!
When I got a good buzz on. one of the models said “I have such a long tongue.”
And then we just started photo shooting like those pictures.



if you are in Japan, it’s available at ZOZOTOWN.
http://zozo.jp/_news/3253/3253.html

otherwise, please contact on: samasama@io.ocn.ne.jp,
if you are intersted in this Tee.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

IDENTITY

Japanese people have this tendency to try maintaining their identities by fundamentally getting used to things.

When the government or society forces us to do something unreasonable or impossible, we do our best to change ourselves in order to accept it, rather then expecting it to be changed..

That’s how Japanese people are and there’s a good and bad side to it.

However, these days it seems to be overloaded.These days you see Japan and Japanese society being tired and fatigued.

We should be able to choose the way of life by ourselves.

Even this basic thought has been commercialized and only way to confirm our identity is consuming those products.

I hate being like that.
Like a venturer in the city, I’m seeking culture and air that haven’t been commercialized.

http://myspace.com/thefashionramone




I took photos of popular porn stars, ASAHI and AKIHO to make collaboration products with APPLE BUM

You can see them at this site.
http://www.maxing.jp/
Sorry, it’s all written in Japanese.

What is important to be star in Japan is how much you can stay normal rather than being professional.

Let me explain.
Staying normal is being able to think like everyone else does.

Yet, the same way of thinking with everyone doesn’t have any proof.
We don’t ask someone to confirm if it’s normal.
We sort of assume which way of thinking doesn’t make people think that you are wired.

This ability to get what is “normal” is a proof of Japanese.

To make it easy, take porn as an example.
Despite their professional work, their way of thinking has to be like this..
“No way, I’m doing something very embarrassing.. What am i doing!?
I’m a really bad girl”
People think that girls has to think like this..
Therefore, they have to express that they have that thought in front of camera.

In other words, there is no difference between work and private in Japan.


Wednesday, July 18, 2007

ZOFF x KOZUE AYUSE

Next issue of eyescream magazine, that will be released on August 1st, will feature me.
Therefore, there are full of shootings lately.

One of them is tie up with ZOFF, a glasses brand.
I took a singer called KOZUE AYUSE last week for that.

The theme was Tokyo chick with glasses.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

MARIA OZAWA WILL APPEAR IN EYESCREAM

Next EYESCREAM magazine in August will feature me over 40 pages under the theme of “erotic”

I shooted fashion pages for that today.
Model was Maria Ozawa, super star in porn scene.


I took photos of popular porn stars, ASAHI and AKIHO to make collaboration products with APPLE BUM

You can see them at this site.
http://www.maxing.jp/
Sorry, it’s all written in Japanese.

What is important to be star in Japan is how much you can stay normal rather than being professional.

Let me explain.
Staying normal is being able to think like everyone else does.

Yet, the same way of thinking with everyone doesn’t have any proof.
We don’t ask someone to confirm if it’s normal.
We sort of assume which way of thinking doesn’t make people think that you are wired.

This ability to get what is “normal” is a proof of Japanese.

To make it easy, take porn as an example.
Despite their professional work, their way of thinking has to be like this..
“No way, I’m doing something very embarrassing.. What am i doing!?
I’m a really bad girl”
People think that girls has to think like this..
Therefore, they have to express that they have that thought in front of camera.

In other words, there is no difference between work and private in Japan.


Wednesday, July 18, 2007

ZOFF x KOZUE AYUSE

Next issue of eyescream magazine, that will be released on August 1st, will feature me.
Therefore, there are full of shootings lately.

One of them is tie up with ZOFF, a glasses brand.
I took a singer called KOZUE AYUSE last week for that.

The theme was Tokyo chick with glasses.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

MARIA OZAWA WILL APPEAR IN EYESCREAM

Next EYESCREAM magazine in August will feature me over 40 pages under the theme of “erotic”

I shooted fashion pages for that today.
Model was Maria Ozawa, super star in porn scene.



All of a sudden, I’ve received a package from JAY, an artist based in Paris.
lately.
A CD entitled “OUR LIVES ARE TOO SHORT” was in there.

Recalled that he said “I’m working on music, now” when we took a walk in Paris last year.

They are called “OUTLINES“.

The members are Jerome, Irefane and Jay1 who does artwork.

“LUCKY BOY” (DJ MEHDI MIX) is awesome!

CEX WORK

Hello
I have started my own website called “CEXWORK”.
Unfortunately, it’s written only in Japanese.., but there are many pictures!!
Please check out.

http://www.cexwork.com/

Last Friday, I went to “MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS JAPAN 2007” which took place at Saitama Super Arena where 50,000 people can get in.

my recommendation out of the permormers there is DJ OZMA (centre in the photo bellow. after performance) From Americanized young Japanese point of view, his “the Japanese” performance looked very fresh.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A277Pdo7cLw&mode=related&search=

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Makoto Aida and Akira Yamaguchi

On May 21st Monday, I went to The Ueno Royal Museum for an opening party. Makoto Aida and Akira Yamaguchi are having joint show there. Once, Makoto and I had a group exhibition together in LA.

I super recommend those Japanese artists.

http://www.rise-ind.com/content/CK%20Rd%20Sept%2004/page-02/page-02.htm



TOKYO SWEET

“WARP”, real street magazine in tokyo.
I have my own pages called “TOKYO SWEET” there.
I shoot models from female fashion magazines every month.
For next issue, I’ll introduce models from a magazine called “S-CAWAII”.
Here are other cut from that shooting.




DJ Falcon


Last Friday, i got to know DJ FALCON, one of DAFT CREW, through VASS from TVSION. He does not only music but also taking photos of people around DAFT PUNK and the places where he has travelled for DJing. unfortunately, i couldn’t make his exhibition opening but it was full of people in front of the venue.

please visit his myspace.
http://www.myspace.com/djfalconparis

Meguroshokudo is a night club in Meguro, Tokyo. I went there for a dancehall night. Japanese dancehall has been developing and establishing brand new style which is very different from Jamaican.

Please read the article about Japanese dancehall bellow which i wrote for NUMERO TOKYO.


Anyway, they are the sex icon these days. Even magazines for middle aged guys who had never heard reggae feature them and there are reggae dance feature within idol section at satellite channel, moreover reggae X sex porn is selling well. However, if you gain their information from only from those media, you’ll never be able to capture their true nature.

At 3 am, their show time starts at clubs. it’s always packed. what you feel strange there is the fact that although their performance has strong sex appeal to provoke men, most of the audience are girls. Often, they are students of the dancers on the stage at dance school. girls seriously try to learn the actions to whip up guys… Since what they learn is very close to instinct, automatically and easily their action (dance) escalates. But as they learn it seriously their instinct stays serious. It’s the same for dance teachers. There was Jamaica as a pioneer. Therefore, I’ve never found them real erotic. I simply think that that’s the way for Japanese reggae dance and I’m not criticizing them at all. There are different ways for Jamaican and Japanese. They are sex icons who are actually far from sex.





GANGS OF KABUKICHO BY KATSUMI WATANABE

Katsumi Watanabe is a photographer who was taking pictures of one of the towns in Tokyo called Shinjyuku with own definite point over 50 years. His photo book entitled “GANGS OF KABUKICHO” was released. You can see real 60s of Japan without feigning.

http://www.amazon.com/Gangs-Kabukicho-Watanabe-Katsumi/dp/097154803X

I got to know him when i was making a magazine called “Out of Photographer”10 years ago. He came to my office from time to time. After staying up till morning we strolled to Shinjuku for shooting. We kept doing this for months. He also participated in one of the photo books I made.

The photo book release reminded me the fact that he past away last year.
“Shinjuku doesn’t excite me, lately”, his last word.

Authority, gang star who don’t care about rules, strip most of the big cities in Japan as typified by Shinjuku of production ie creativity. Who they need is only consumers who dutifully spend money.

clark magazine


Latest clark magazine from France includes my interview.

– The Tokyo street scenes ?

I think that original form of street fashion (scene), which has spread into all over the world, was born in Japan. We were making brand new sense of value for fashion that was completely different from the past. However, somewhere along the time, it drift into just a demarche to be involved in old school fashion system. You can find only few creators on the street which was supposed to be a place to create new things. As one of the few creators who has remained, I’ve been deploying various activities in order to grab back street as battle demarche in our hand.

– The reed space exhibition at New york ?

It was battle which a bold guy, Jeff tried to get back pornography in our hand using my artwork in the situation where pornography (you can replace it to street scene) has been dominated by old school system. Pornography is the most effective demarche for revolution.

– The hairy candy of the Japanese girls you shoot ?

It doesn’t matter if it’s good or bad, but I get arouse about “shame” Japanese have. Respecting girls’ feeling, in my pictures, I tend not to show hairy candy which is Japanese girls’ shame bit. But they don’t know that I get arose the most about their act of hiding it.

– Paris ?

Partly because I’ve started reading French erotic novels and critique such
as Georges Bataille, just hearing a word “Paris” made me ejected twice in
front of computer.

– The future projects?

Exhibition in SF, Milan, Amsterdam, Taiwan, Hong Kong…I want to be myself more..

– Small tits / Big booty ?

Of course, both.

– Swagger-Phenomenon / Bape ?

What I can wear in Tokyo is Swagger-Phenomenon, Babe is too commercial for
me.

– Sex toy / Sneakers ?

both

– Love / War ?

Of course, love.
No, can’t fight even for the cause for love…

– Sushi / Yakitori ?

Whichever, as long as I can eat them with girls..

swagger

my friends’ clothing brand,
swagger
http://www.swagger-co.com/

I’ll release dvd in May.
girl appears the dvd wearing swagger.

Girls Girls Girls

hEEEEeeeeeeeyyy.my name is yone…..I’m a photographer, taking pictures of girls and culture surround them.kick off blogging from today.would like to introduce japanese girls as well as my works here.

To start with.. went to Nagoya to attend a fashion show, which is 1 and half hour away fromTokyo by bullet train, last Fri.my job was simply just shooting girls, there.I’ve got free right to use all the photos.. very easy going job;)

The show was JILL STUART and charlotte ronson.So, 90% of audience were girls, girls, girls.. full on..Once, one of the models who had appeared the show earlier started DJingall the girls came up to the front and,as you can see from my pic, everyone had peace sigh!!

this peace sign means “Kawaii”(cute), by the way…


Via: highsnobiety

Click HERE for more pics and info…

It comes with a navy/red suede upper and a yellow stars all-over embroidery.

The shoe is inspired by the Glen Quagmire character from Family Guy. The white/gum sole is a nice finish.