AMOROUS 好色 PHOTOBOOK

This photo book entitled 好色 Amorous will document the journey that Shin Kou Sabre takes with her experiences with working with photographers/artists locally and internationally. Each piece will be unique to the photographer's and artists own style. When an artist is featured more than once, it is anticipated that one piece of work will vary in style and emotion to the other, to show the versatility of the artist.

A collaboration was made with a selection of photographers and artists. Each person involved in the set had an opportunity to select some of their favourite photos. The final photographs have been decided upon according to the narrative of the series.

Each photographer/artist varies from a novice to some of the most highly skilled and respected artists of their field. Their background, style, influences and their thoughts and emotions all guided the outcome of the body of work.

Although it has been amost 5 years since the beginning of this project, it has been an incredible expedition with insights on the experiences and photos as the model.
 

ARTISTS

Watanabe Yasuji was the chief editor of the Japanese magazine SM Sniper which was first launched thirty years ago. The magazine has since closed down due to the economic downturn in 2008. Watanabe Yasuji's photographic work has been featured in many solo exhibitions, magazines and his most recent book "Akai Hana" featuring Yukimura Haruki.
Yukimura Haruki is one of the greatest Japanese Shihan of Kinbaku (緊縛師範) Grandmaster of Kinbaku. He produces many video programs and is the author of numerous beautiful books. Yukimura Haruki appeared in the documentary "Bakushi" directed by Hiroki Ryuichi.
Saitoh Yoshiki worked for advertising agencies as a commercial photographer. Saitoh Yoshiki held an exhibition titled “Akechi” and published a book in the same title featuring the kinbaku (緊縛) work of the late Akechi Denki (明智伝鬼), Shihan of Kinbaku (緊縛師範) grandmaster of kinbaku.
Osada Steve is a kinbakushi (緊縛師) whose work has been published in magazines such as Wired, Vogue, SM Sniper and many other magazines. Steve started training under Yukimura Haruki to study newaza techniques.
Maeda Toshio is an erotic manga artist whose work was prolific in the 1980s and 90s. Several of Maeda's works have been used as a basis for Original Video Animations including La Blue Girl, Adventure Kid and Demon Beast Invasion. His most famous work Urotsukidoji (Legend of the Overfiend) has placed him in the history books as the "Tentacle Master".
Emmanuel Angelicas grew up in Marrickville. He was seven years old when he started his first photographic story in square black and whites, documenting his family, friends and neighbourhood. He graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Visual Communication in 1984, and a Post Graduate diploma in Professional Art Studies in 1985. In 1993 he graduated from the University of Sydney with a diploma in Secondary School Education - Visual Art. Managing a chronic illness for almost twenty years, he is still working in Australia and Bali. His work has been widely collected and exhibited in Australia, Japan, Lithuania, France, Greece and The Netherlands.
Sam Sabre spent most of his career as a welder in structural steel. He spent three years designing and creating the "Cyber Angel" outfit which featured on The Sci Fi Show, MX Newspaper and The Herald Sun. His interest in photography began as a teenager, but it was not until 2009 that he pursued photography and videography as a part of the Art Photo Book and Documentary project 好色 Amorous.

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