Brilliant Todd Selby with his photographic series of people’s dwellings always portrays inspiring places together with their owners’ recollections and spirits. This time The Selby fascinated us with his visit to photographer Yuriko Takagi’s light and serene Tokyo studio filled with photographer’s memories and experiences. Yuriko Takagi is one of those well-travelled people, and the studio is one of her favorite places in-between her distant destinations.
Most of us remember Yuriko from her mid 1990s collaboration with Issey Miyake’ s Pleats Please, where photographer took the brand on travel throughout the planet. With 120 pieces of Pleats Please that Issey gave her, she visited Kenya, India, China, Morocco to photograph locals wearing these ensembles, but without focus on attire but individuals wearing them. That “human existence – an unique perspectives of fashion and human body” that is in the focus of her work creates realistic and genuine portrayals of different kind of beauty. And we truly respect her philosophy, works, wisdom and now the place where she creates.
all images are courtesy of The Selby