The particularity of these two new series is about the attitude of the models doing the V sign with their fingers. this kind of stereotypic attitude made by many japanese young people when they photograph eachother… Some say the V sign is a celebration of life, something dealing with happiness. The others pretend this is related to the Japanese history…kind of “peace” sign dealing with Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Seijinshiki series is a traditional series, also if the attitude is slighty different. The Purikura is more complexe, opening the field of a new research about portraits, european “vanités”… The images will be modified (the background mainly) and some objects will be added on the pictures (like the young japanese do in the “Print Club”-Purikura- machine in the noisy game centers… I’ll show more soon.
23 January 2007