Fluence. The Continuance of Yohjl Yamamoto by Takay



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In his latest book, Takay presents photographs that pay homage to the creative power and style of the great Japanese designer, Yohji Yamamoto. Fluence was shot primarily in Tokyo, Japan. In it, Takay has captured the magic and mystery of artistic forces and his native country. The images in Fluence are shot in black and white which punctuate the subject and the black designs and silhouettes of Yojhi Yamamoto’s clothing. The subjects in the book are some of Japan’s most accomplished creatives, actors, musicians and models. The locations hark back to Japan of the 1980’s, the end of the Showa era. Takay subconsciously chose locations that reflect this, the era he lived in prior to leaving Japan. These previously unseen photographs blend the Japanese landscape with the transformative power and energy of the people and the archive collection. The seed for this book was planted many years ago at the start of Takay’s career when he worked with Terry Jones on a Yohji project, and came to fruition after he was offered the use of the Yohji Yamamoto archive collection which spans 40 years of design. In Takay’s opinion, Yohji Yamamoto’s designs have a strong avant-garde, masculine style, mixed with a strong Japanese sensibility and elegance. When he began his project, he thought about what he could do with the clothes but while working with the people dressed in the collection, there was a transformation visually for him, which inspired him to create the images in this book.

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Weight 1912 g
Dimensions 26.8 x 34.9 cm
Publisher name Damiani Editore
Publication date 20 April 2020
Number of pages 208
Format Hardback
Dimensions 26.8 x 34.9 cm
Weight 1912 g


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Takay is a Japanese photographer based in NYC whose photographs have been featured in major fashion publications such as Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, L'Uomo Vogue, and I-D, as well as in global advertising campaigns. Takay's artworks have been included in prestigious fashion exhibitions at major institutions around the world. His work has appeared in the Victoria & Albert Museum's exhibition Men in Skirts which travelled to the Metropolitan Museum (NY) in 2003, the Couture Chanel exhibition at the National Museum of China in Beijing and then in Shanghai in 2010, The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier, From Sidewalk to the Catwalk touring from 2011-2016 to 12 cities around the world, and the Met's Spring 2013 Costume Institute exhibition PUNK: Chaos to Couture. In 2016 Takay released his book ECHOS, with a book launch and exhibition at BookMarc Tokyo.