ARTIST: FUMI NAGASAKA

Fumi Nagasaka

relocated to New York City from Nagoya Japan in 2001,
and she began shooting for Japanese cult magazine STREET.
While spending time in New York,
traveling around Europe,
Fumi worked on several documentary projects.
In 2007 Fumi has started shooting for several notorious
fashion magazines and having exhibitions in worldwide.
Fumi’s photography is at once classic and contemporary.

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WORK

Through her often-grainy lens,
Fumi’s eye captures a densely romantic landscape of bodies that she finds hidden in plain sight.
Her snapshot aesthetic is largely concerned with overlooked yet unquantifiable beauty in a relentlessly fleeting reality.
Whether immortalizing models, musicians, or club-going youth,
Fumi isolates the innocence and the priceless incandescence of each subject,
casting an intimate light on their humanness as they straddle –
as Fumi herself does – the line between street subculture and the shimmering artifice of fashion
(two worlds which are mutually dependent on one another and grow increasingly indistinguishable as time goes on).
Fumi has been working on street casting for her editorial shoots and photo projects.
One of her boys Kimie just walked for Saint Laurent AW13/14 exclusively.
She is planning to expand her street casting project. Fumi is currently based in Brooklyn NY.

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Fumi Nagasaka
Untitled Youth
portrays Fumi Nagasaka’s ongoing journey seeking
for an unexpected beauty of youth. Mostly from the streets of New
York, Berlin, England and Stockholm, every person documented
in this book is fuelled by a very rare honesty that conveys a feeling
of purity, typical of Fumi’s photography.
As Robbie Spencer, creative director of Dazed & Confused, said,
Untitled Youth
is “an honest representation of youth, a moment
in time during adolescence when things are pure”.
Fumi Nagasaka is a New York based photographer, born in Nagoya,
Japan. While spending time in NY and travelling around Europe,
Fumi works on her personal documentary projects and shoots
for several notorious fashion magazines: Dazed & Confused, V
Magazine, AnOther and many more. Known as well for her street
casting, Fumi Nagasaka’s photography balances the line between

street subculture and the artifice

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