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PINNK Diaries : A Girl I Wanted To Be

A Girl I Wanted To Be

Izuki Asakura by Nao Ashidachi shot in Tokyo for PINNK Diaries
Izuki Asakura by Nao Ashidachi shot in Tokyo for PINNK Diaries

「今は何について考えているのですか?
今の予定はなんですか?

あなたは喜んでいるので、笑い出しているのでしょうすか?それか、悲しみのため?
または、夢を見ている中ですか? 」

What are you thinking about in this moment? What do you plan on doing now?

Do you laugh because of joy or sorrow? Or maybe you are just dreaming…

Tenderness is the recurring feeling through Tokyo-based photographer Nao Ashidachi’s body of work. Through her self-published zines: Boys in Tokyo Sentimental, Girls Sentimental, Your Night and Apart, Nao shares her female gaze through a gentle series of film portraits shot on public streets and private spaces; homes, bedrooms, and hotels.

Nao’s most recent zine Reminding collects an edit of her work with muse Izuki Asakura, whom she has been shooting since 2017. On their work together, Nao explains, “Reminding is a book about Izuki and the time that goes by between us. Izuki reminds me of the things I loved in my teenage years, I guess of a girl I wanted to be.”

Reminding is available through Nao’s private own Your Night Press

Izuki Asakura by Nao Ashidachi shot in Tokyo for PINNK Diaries
Izuki Asakura by Nao Ashidachi shot in Tokyo for PINNK Diaries
Izuki Asakura by Nao Ashidachi shot in Tokyo for PINNK Diaries
Izuki Asakura by Nao Ashidachi shot in Tokyo for PINNK Diaries
  • Photographer: Nao Ashidachi
  • Words: Aaron VIII
  • Japanese Translation: Benedict Walker
  • Model: Izuki Asakura

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