ARTIST: 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.
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.
street subculture and the artifice
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16. -22. Januar 2017 | Gormannstrasse 23 | 10115 Berlin Mitte