atsushi sakai – fantômes japonais

a long overdue book – very distinct photography – as with kenichi murata, finding his work in “sm sniper” (circa 1997-2003) was enough to persuade me to buy those issues – it’s nice to finally have a book collection – published by lezard noir in france – i bought at the atsushi sakai exhibition at jimbocho gallery – seems it’s the last day tomorrow so i just caught it in time



happy new year 2015

komugi-chan

a “new” nurse (above) for my collection – my collection within a collection of nurse witch komugi (below)


kinoko hajime

unlikely for viewers of this blog, but this is for anyone with any doubts that shibari (japanese rope bondage) is not art – a new artist to me i’m ashamed to say, thank you to the matchstick thin model nana7nano for introducing me – he’s previously been featured by vice – and probably all over tumblr – but i’m an old fogey that doesn’t follow such things – impressive and beautiful work anyway – web site here


vanilla shopping

went to check out my work at vanilla gallery – well, not mine especially, i’ve seen them already – i just check to see if they have sold stickers or not hung upside down or something – but there is plenty more interesting things to see by other artists – it’s a good exhibition – and seemed to be very well attended – one week left to run

lots of trevor brown books in the gallery shop – natalie shau’s new book too expensive for me but i finally bought tama’s latest collection (her fifth?) and a book of the dolls of “freaks circus” published by the gallery – very nicely produced, pages are japanese postcard thick – all these things signed