Archive for January, 2010

What I imagine the East to look like on it’s brightest day….

Sunday, January 31st, 2010


Fragile

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

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Striptease Burlesque at Gallery EF

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

..June 2007.. ..New York to Tokyo..

..It’s noon on Sunday. I can’t get my mind off that’s it’s midnight on the Edge of The World.

My exhibition is closing as I stare at an elderly pot bellied Russian man jump into the blue water across the pool. 2 years worth of work exhibited in one short month.

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Fragile

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Rose Wood

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010


Review of Striptease Burlesque at Gallery EF

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Review of Striptease Burlesque Photo Exhibition in Tokyo

The Weekender, Tokyo, Japan

Where Ya Been?

When Paule Saviano was growing up, he wanted to become a bike messenger. We’re glad he didn’t succeed.

At the ripe old age of 11, Saviano took up the camera and never put it down again. He took on every kind of work he could get, but settled into music photography for a long time, touring with Porno For Pyros, Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins and a number of other bands until he grew tired of shooting more Stratocasters than people.

But in his show entitled “Striptease Burlesque” Saviano displays his portrait work, and it is here that he shines. The show has a little of both the striptease and the burlesque, and the photos have a wonderfully gritty gloss. All are portraits of models in various states of dress and undress, and in various locations. On his website, Saviano calls his photos a record of where he has been in his life, and those places range from street corners to bedrooms to dimly-lit stages. His colors and images call to mind the bubbles under bright red nail polish, the texture of a velvet curtain. And the wooden sanctuary of Gallery éf should make for a very interesting juxtaposition.

Paule Saviano: Striptease Burlesque (June 1–24) Gallery éf. Asakusa Station. Free. 11am–7pm. Closed Tue. Tel. 03-3841-0442. www.gallery-ef.com


Anita Cookie

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

..June 2006 New York..

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Striptease Burlesque exhibition, Gallery EF

Monday, January 11th, 2010

..May 2007 Tokyo, Japan..

Gallery EF
..I watched a girl sign the gallery guest book for an hour. I don’t know what she wrote because it was in Japanese. I appreciate the sincere interest everyone I spoke to at the opening showed. It’s been a good emotional experience.

All the struggles and tremendous expenses were worth it. The feeling was worth every Pound, $, or Yen. Now it’s time to dream it up all over again.

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Mr. Tsutomu Yamaguchi, double hibakusha

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

..January 2010 Nagasaki..

On Monday, Tsutomu Yamaguchi-san passed away at the age of 93 in Nagasaki. He was a double hibakusha. Survivor of both atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

He started to tell his story 65 years after the bombings. Here is an article from the Japan Times briefly describing Yamaguchi-san.


Rocky Horror Picture Show cast

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

..February 2003 New York..

A series of photos for an off-Broadway revival of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. I tried to keep the spirit of Mick Rock’s original photographs done in the 1970’s.