Fresh Fruits

fresh-fruitsShoichi Aoki

I loved the original book by Aoki, Fruits – a collection of photos of Japanese street fashion. Fresh Fruits is the same format, kids in their truly outlandish fashions with a small chunk of commentary at the bottom. At first, I skipped over the rather hard to read comments on the bottom. However, the images soon became secondary when I really started paying attention. The first few lines of commentary are about where the kids got their clothes. However, the last line about “your current obsession” can be shocking, from the pierced punker who is obsessed with cooking rice balls to the delicate little Goth Lolita in floppy bonnet who is obsessed with cutting herself. Incredible pictures and a few, very succinct and interesting words.