Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Yokoo.

I was Flickr Group-hopping yesterday and found Yokoo, an Atlanta-based fashion photographer with a thing for flannel, glasses and public spaces. She also makes these fabulous, ultra-chunky scarves sold here. Her shots have the most wonderful mysterious moodiness to them, as well as fantastic "Japan goes grunge" styling.


I love the outfit, but I like more the overall theme of taking ownership of public space.



Hiding while putting oneself on view. Here, Yokoo in one of her scarves that I MUST HAVE!


One of my favorites. The colors are extraordinary, and I love how the kinetic blue slide in the background contrasts the staticity of the subject and almost tired expression behind glasses that fall shy of fitting correctly.



I love this model's almost Renaissance-like "Madonna"-expression coupled with wind-whipped hair. You can almost feel the weather in this photo.


I love how Yokoo's photographs inject glamour into otherwise declasse ensembles; a great deal of her photos challenge the viewer to not find something beautiful about them.


I really connect with this clever photo because for me, the best predictor of "good people" is a sense of playfulness.




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5 comments:

Missa said...

She's awesome.

Sal said...

What fun, outlandish, moody photos. She seems like someone to have a beer with, for sure. And I both love and agree with your assessment that playfulness is the litmus test for goodness. Too right, you.

Val said...

Such great photography. Her scarves look amazing, I want one right away.

The Clothes Horse said...

These are really fun. Thanks for sharing, I'm going to go check out her whole stream.

Hailey @ stylesymmetry.com said...

Thse photos are great, love the post office box shot. I need to get out more with my camera for outfit shots, I'm just too shy (for now).