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Hiromix (ヒロミックス, Hiromikkusu), Japanese photographer & artist

 

Hiromi Toshikawa (利川 裕美 Toshikawa Hiromi), born 1976 in Tokyo, better known as Hiromix (ヒロミックスHiromikkusu), is a Japanese photographer and artist.

Born in 1976, Hiromix rose to fame in Japan after winning the 11th New Cosmos of Photography (写真新世紀Shashin Shin-seiki) award, hosted by the photographic manufacturer Canon, in March 1995. Hiromix was nominated by Nobuyoshi Araki, one of Japan’s best known photographers, for a series of photographs called Seventeen Girl Days. Through her provocative photographs depicting the life from a teenager’s perspective, Hiromix became a media sensation and pop cultural icon in Japan. Continue reading Hiromix (ヒロミックス, Hiromikkusu), Japanese photographer & artist

LILLIAN BASSMAN: “I am completely tied up with softness, fragility, and the problems of a feminine world.”

 

*below, republished from fadedandblurred.com

‘When you think of iconic fashion photographers, chances are you think of names like Richard AvedonIrving Penn, or, perhaps Cecil Beaton. However, a name that should not only be on your list, but somewhere very near the top, is Lillian Bassman, who, for more than 60 years defined not only fashion, but the role of a fashion photographer. Ms. Bassman, although shooting women, was living and working in a man’s world but she did not let that to hold her back. Instead, she spent her career pushing the boundaries and breaking the standards of traditional fashion photography and, in the process, created a brilliant style that was uniquely her own. Continue reading LILLIAN BASSMAN: “I am completely tied up with softness, fragility, and the problems of a feminine world.”