Rin Ishikawa (25) Tokyo
With photography, I started doing photography because my dear Israeli friend whom I met in the Philippines told me “If you say, you are a photographer, you are a photographer” That’s how I became a photographer. If you are reading this and you want to do something, just have the courage to say “I am” It may be uncomfortable at first, but you start to realize how you shift your life “becoming” Therefore, believe in yourself first!
I got into photography because I love body. I love how we all have one body, but we all have infinite ways in expressing ourselves. Is this not beautiful? Photography captures our infinity.
My style, I would say, “surreal” “infinite”.
The intent behind my art is for people to feel serene by feeling part of the world
I want people to feel loved because we are always been loved by the world. I want people to feel timeless because we fully live in the present of "now". I hope my art reminds people to feel beautiful and complete because we are the amazing mother earth!
I loved how our photoshoot was boundless; no judgement, but infused with love. It is natural and beautiful because it wasn't fear / doubts/ ego based shoot. I hope our lives can be based more on love by consciously choosing to do so.
Asia’s major role in fashion is being brave in being vocal. Recently, people do not consume solely based on brand or quality. We consume on the message behind the product. We are being conscious consumers because we have the power and the information to determine how to wield that power. For instance, Nordstrom cut ties with Ivanka Trump’s brand because consumers consciously chose to not to support what she represents. People started deleting Uber application once consumers found out that what Uber represents are not aligned with what they support. Therefore, consumers are being more aware of their power to change the world by consciously choosing what to consume. This brings the importance in having a message. Hence, Asia’s major role in Fashion should be using their network in not only delivering fashion, but a message that unites and understand people.
My fashion scene in Japan is diverse. We love the extreme. We do not discriminate people who are dressed in what society labels “abnormal”.
Shibuya, Omotesando, Harajuku, Akihabara
If possible, I want people to feel surreal and to feel there are so many possibilities out in the world if you look at different angles.
I am currently planning to quit my full-time job to go to the Himalaya and become a Yoga Teacher.
Sing from your heart and connect the dots.