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Fashion Eye Kyoto by Mayumi Hosokura

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Fashion Eye Kyoto by Mayumi Hosokura

Japanese photographer Mayumi Hosokura shares an intimate vision of her hometown Kyoto in a new title to join Louis Vuitton’s Fashion Eye series.

In her series of images, the Japanese city is surrounded by shades of azure, in which the fundamental elements reveal the sacred, between tradition and modernity. This chameleon, intangible blue, which sometimes dons indigo outlines or sea-green shades, insidiously infuses her subjects, whether they are ordinary landscapes, urban fragments, blossoming trees, ancient rocks, timeless rituals, or diaphanous teenagers. With skill and fragility, Hosokura reveals the mysteries of the ancient imperial city, which has not lost any of its mystery or modernity.

ABOUT THE FASHION EYE SERIES

Each book in Louis Vuitton’s Fashion Eye series reveals a country, a region, a city, or a destination through the gaze of a fashion photographer. Title after title, a broad compendium of perspectives emerges, one that shifts with the destinations, including urban panoramas and natural landscapes, scenes of local life, and more contemplative work. Fashion Eye gives rise to an unprecedented dialogue between emerging talents, seasoned photographers, and fashion photography legends.

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