Captured: Exposing the female body in japan

TAMMY VOLPE’S PHOTOGRAPHY DECONSTRUCTS EXPECTATIONS OF BEAUTY IN JAPAN. CREDIT: TAMMY VOLPE

TAMMY VOLPE’S PHOTOGRAPHY DECONSTRUCTS EXPECTATIONS OF BEAUTY IN JAPAN. CREDIT: TAMMY VOLPE

 

Tammy Volpe's photography is sensual and intimate – and IN JAPAN THAT’S controversial.

Japanese analog photographer Tammy Volpe takes images with a message.

Her portrait of a woman with an octopus’ tentacle tenderly hanging from her mouth, and the word "resistance" written across her face in Sumi ink, has already become iconic in Tokyo's underground arts scene.

Her work features women with their kimonos worn loose instead of tight as per tradition, or showing their skin in a kawaii culture that’s all about lacing up. With romantic imagery, she deconstructs expectations of beauty in Japan, a country where flawlessness is often demanded of women.

See more of Tammy’s photography on her Instagram, or by scrolling through the photo series below.

 
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