(Kyoichi Tsuzuki)(Happy Victims)

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Tokyo: Seigensha,1st edition,2008, Softcover

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IN HAPPY VICTIMS, KYOICHI TSUZUKI EXPLORES CONSUMER CULTURE AND OFFERS A CONTRADICTORY PERSPECTIVE TO THE PERVASIVE IDEA OF JAPANESE MINIMALISM, AS HE CAPTURES PORTRAITS OF JAPANESE FASHION VICTIMS AMONGST THEIR MAXIMALIST COLLECTIONS. THE BOOK IS ALSO AN ODE TO FASHION OBSESSIVES WHO WORSHIP SPECIFIC BRANDS: KYOICHI TSUZUKI PHOTOGRAPHED 85 PEOPLE AND THEIR HOMES, SURROUNDED BY THE CLOTHES THEY LIVE FOR, BY DESIGNERS LIKE MARC JACOBS, COMME DES GARÇONS, HELMUT LANG AND MARGIELA. THE PHOTOGRAPHS ARE ACCOMPANIED BY SHORT DESCRIPTIONS OF HOW EACH PERSON’S FASHION OBSESSION WAS FIRST SPARKED, AND WHY THEY STILL LOVE THEIR CHOSEN BRAND. “(THESE HAPPY VICTIMS ARE) MAGIC TO MY EYES, THEY RADIATE POSITIVE VIBES THAT TRANSCEND ALL REASON,” TSUZUKI WRITES. THE SERIES WAS SHOWN IN GLOBAL EXHIBITIONS IN THE EARLY 2000S