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Photographer James Robinson’s ‘On Golden Days’ recasts history with Asian models in beehives and kitten heels

  • NextShark sat down with Australian Filipino director and photographer James J. Robinson, 26, to talk about his newest photo collection that puts Asian subjects against the backdrop of Old Hollywood glamor.
  • Photographs from his exhibition “On Golden Days,” which opens in Brunswick today, show everyday Asians in beehives, a hairstyle characteristic of the 1960s, kitten heels and boxy-skirt suits reminiscent of the ones worn by former first lady and fashion icon Jackie Kennedy.
  • Robinson describes his exhibition as an effort to unpack the “nostalgia industry,” referring to how we live in a culture that “loves to romanticize and fetishize the past,” while featuring an exclusively Asian cast.
  • His intention was to create an “authentic” product that did not center itself around the “trauma or negative experiences of minorities” but rather on a rewriting of history in which Asian subjects are also dressed in extravagant and beautiful outfits.
  • He also discusses the particularly special connection he formed with actor Vanessa Hudgens, who is also half Filipino.
  • Robinson’s “On Golden Days” will be open from now through May 22 at the Hillvale Gallery in Brunswick, Australia, before making its way to Tokyo in September.

NextShark sat down with Australian Filipino director and photographer James J. Robinson, 26, to talk about his newest collection that puts Asian subjects against the backdrop of Old Hollywood glamor. 

Photographs from his exhibition “On Golden Days,” which opens today at Hillvale Gallery in Brunswick, Australia, show everyday Asians in beehives – a hairstyle characteristic of the 1960s – kitten heels and boxy-skirt suits reminiscent of the ones worn by former first lady and fashion icon Jackie Kennedy.

Japan’s ‘Thigh Photographer’ to Showcase Over 1,000 Legs in Upcoming Exhibit

Japan’s premier thigh photographer Yuya Sugiyama is set to turn this year’s autumn into the “season of thighs” with an upcoming exhibit featuring previous and latest works.

◆ 個展情報 ◆ 「ふともも写真の世界展 2018 秋」 会期:8/31(金)〜9/24(月) 会場:TODAYS GALLERY STUDIO NAGOYA#ふともも写真の世界展 #ふともも写真館https://t.co/YWtrReLIzk pic.twitter.com/V0rf9KHjGT

Photographer Captures Half-Japanese Faces From 192 Countries in Stunning Identity Project

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A Belgian-Japanese photographer has set foot in Tokyo to capture the faces of fellow half-Japanese people for a novel project that aims to paint a picture of their hafu identity.

At first, Tetsuro Miyazaki’s “Hafu2Hafu” project only wanted to interview other hāfu — people whose either parent is Japanese — and learn about identity.