Yone spend his life photographing nude sexy girls. I interviewed him about his dream job.
Soft porn, strong talent.
Way before his art was ripped off by American Apparel, legendary photographer Yasumasa Yonehara has been a talented force on the Tokyo scene for decades. His artwork is now eventually recognized on the international scene, and the photographer can enjoy a nice life, shooting half naked babes from allover the world. It’s all about love.
More about Yasumasa Yonehara, the Japanese photographer known as Yone.
PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF
I shoot photos and create artworks, However, basically I am an editor who is trying to connect between the times.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR WORK?
I am documenting women who are symbolize the era. A piece of work transforms to an art piece or pornography by how you edit.
PLEASE SHARE WITH US YOUR WORKING PROCESS
Regardless, chasing the times and scene。Searching the reason why it is produced during the times. Then, reflecting my finding without changing the shape.
HOW DOES YOUR ENVIRONMENT INFLUENCE YOUR ART?
I believe that we are connected to our environment surrounding us whether it is intentionally or not.
Therefore, my environment is the main influence to my motivation for creation.
WHO ARE YOUR INFLUENCES?
I don’t have now, but I was influenced by the methodology of Andy Warhol before.
ANY LAST WORD?
Act before you think, think after you act.