Author(s): Fumi Nagasaka
Currently based in New York, Fumi Nagasaka began shooting there in 2001 for the Japanese cult magazine ‘STREET’. In her travels between New York, Los Angeles, and Berlin, she has undertaken several documentary projects. ‘Untitled Youth’ is a collection of street casting portraits made for her editorial and photo projects. Her snapshot aesthetic primarily deals with overlooked yet unquantifiable beauty in a fleeting reality. Fumi handpicks her subjects, honest and unexpected representations of youth who straddle the line between street subculture and the fashion industry, two worlds which share a mutual dependence such that they often become indistinguishable.