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Living in the past

Minori Ueda


Medium:

Canon 6D


This body of work explores people, fashion and culture around the early 2000’s era. I’ve always been fascinated with fashion during this era, especially now that it is being recycled in today’s fashion trends and being modernised. The images reflect a time when digital age was becoming accessible and affordable to more people, with compact digital cameras, the big block computer and monitors and flip phone mobiles.


Living in the past takes you back in time to when you would create collages, put up printed photos from a lab in your room, listen to CD’s, talk to your friends on the home phone line and have sleepovers with your friends while reading teenage magazines asking you questions to find out which celebrity you are.


This series is about nostalgia and looks at how even though the years go on, the culture and fashion will always come back and connect with people.























Before The Show

Minori Ueda


Medium:

Mamiya 645 (Kodak Portra 120mm)

Canon 6D


This series explores artist’s emotions before their show. Artist can tend to come off untouchable, intimidating and closed off, the series Before The Show captures artist in a their vulnerable state before a live performance. It is a series of portraits, photographed with a mixture of film and digital medium, which views the realism of the artist in their current state.


These images show the vulnerability that artist have and strip them back to remind people that they are also just people. As a society we have put people in the spotlight to a higher standard and we can sometimes forget that they are just human and as emotional as anyone else. The vulnerability in these images can come from facial expressions to even what they are wearing before their shows and to show case them as normal people in normal environments.


It is important to remind ourselves to be kind to each other, to remember that just because someone is in the spotlight, that doesn’t mean they don’t go through the same emotions as you and I.