Art Direction & Photography by me
An anti-hero story inspired by the “Underman” collection from Jun Takahashi’s Undercover.
My fascination for Japanese designers and music culture in general took me to Undercover.
By analyzing the “Underman” collection and finding out about the Japanese “Showa era” tv shows, which they took inspiration from, I created my own anti-hero character.
The superhero was created by making a paper-maché helmet and using a vintage light bulb as superpower. By the kind of over-acting of the model I wanted to show the “lameness” of the original Japanese tv shows. The kind of lameness that makes them cool and unique.