Tokyo Nights by Liam Wong

Liam Wong is a graphic designer / director. See the art prints on Society6. ‘My name is Liam Wong, and I work in the video games industry as Graphic Design Director at Ubisoft, where I direct the ‘look and feel’ / visual identity for games. Originally from Scotland, two and a half years into my…

Tokyo Compression by Michael Wolf

In Tokyo Compression, Michael Wolf presented portraits of Japanese people inside crowded Tokyo subway trains who had been pressed against a window.The commuters’ expressions were characterized in one review as “traumatised” and “woeful.”Wolf stated that some people closed their eyes or hid their faces with their hands upon realizing that they were being photographed. One…

Japanese Nuclear Ghost Town by Google Maps

Visitors to Google Maps can now roam virtually through the overgrown streets of an abandoned town where time has stood still since a tsunami crippled Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant two years ago. The Internet giant’s mapping site is offering views of the deserted streets of Namie, half of which sits within the 20-kilometre (12-mile) no-go zone around the nuclear plant, wrecked when the 2011 tsunami crashed into Japan. With cooling systems knocked…

Full Moon Story for Vogue Korea

Full Moon Story by Kyung Soo Kim – When Vogue Korea asked Kim Kyoungsoo, a renowned fashion photographer to realize a series of fashion portraits that would (re-actualize) the traditionnal Korean costum (Hanbok), he also decided to realize his series Full Moon Story. His models are elegantly staged, wearing somptuous Hanbok, with their haircuts and make-up…

Havy Kahraman

Hayv Kahraman was born in Baghdad, Iraq 1981. Recent solo exhibitions include “How Iraqi are you?” Jack Shainman, Nyc ; “Collective Performance”, Nelson-Atkins museum of art, Kansas City and Duke University, Durham ; “Let the guest be the Master”, Jack Shainman, Nyc ; “Extimacy”, The third line gallery, Dubai ; “Pins and Needles”, The third…

Post Atomic: Fukushima by Donald Weber

Life After Zero Hour Inside the Exclusion Zone, Fukushima, Japan Just a few weeks ago, close to 50,000 people lived on a coastal plain, in the Fukushima Prefecture of Japan. Today, you’d be lucky to see a few dozen people, still clinging to the idea of normality in a radioactive “zone of exclusion.” That first…