Disclaimer: this post contains unnecessary navel-gazing and anal flowery descriptors such as ‘turquoise-blue’. If you’re OK with that, read on. Tokyo is an odd beast. A month-or-so ago I wrote of my need to escape the city – packing a bag and head…
Disease control or beauty enhancement? Unpicking the long-standing Japanese trend of covering the face in public. My final published article of 2015 is for DAZED – talking about the continued use of surgical masks in Japan. Whatever the reason for wearing them – be it health, fashion, or both – masks are now embodied in Japanese and Asian culture, and show no signs of going anywhere soon. You can read the full article here.
The little old lady barely visible in the photo above owns a coin laundry just down the road from my house. She lives quietly on the left, while ageing washing machines and driers rattle noisily to the right. Every morning at 7.30 I pass her on my…
Random images from Japan taken with a disposable camera 2003/04 [click to scroll] DISPOSABLE JAPAN #1
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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. Photography by Matt Irwin, taken from the December 2012 issue of Dazed I’m happy to have another article published in DAZED this month. You can read the piece here, or below. (Warning: there’s a ridiculous flashing image of a Ganguro I drew at the end of this page.) I’ll be back living in Tokyo from January so looking forward to writing more stuff on ground level. What the hell has happened to Tokyo’s fashion subcultures? Don’t say ‘sayonara’ just yet. […]