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“Sakura Lust” by Casper Kent

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Sakura Lust is the first monograph by Casper Kent.

Shot over the course of a year – from the arrival of the first cherry blossom through the Japanese Autumn – during nights spent in ryokans and love hotels throughout Japan.

Echoing the Japanese adoration for Hanami (The annual tradition of welcoming the briefly blossoming Sakura, enjoying that moment and celebrating all it represents) the intimacy captured in Sakura Lust floats somewhere between an erotic dream and reality.

The book serves as a lust story, an attempt to seize a fleeting moment in life and make it last indefinitely.

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“Tokyo Girls” by Emily Ashcroft

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“I first visited Japan in 2014 with my boyfriend, who is also a photographer.  We fell in love with it and now visit and work there several times a year.  

Through working jobs for Japanese magazines and socialising in Tokyo, I met many young girls with dreams and ambition and became interested in documenting those bright, young female inhabitants of Tokyo – I wanted to capture them in that particular moment in their lives, while on their journey to womanhood. Tokyo Girls is a personal project that I began in 2015 and decided to compile into my first book. 

The girls in my book have all grown so much in just a few years and it’s amazing to see, but it’s documenting them on the cusp of adulthood is what I find so beautiful, there’s an innocence and wonder to them.

My works focus is on young female energy, real girls in colourful and natural environments. I see the beauty in imperfection.”

Emily Ashcroft

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