If only paper could talk ….Ichikawa Yui’s latest shashinshuu release simply titled “Yui”, would be a tale of two books so to speak as while “they’re” housed within the same two hard cover walls, “Yui” is presented is presented through the lens of two different photographers as Yui~chan the gravure model vs. Yui~chan the sensual girl~next~door in every sense including overall production style, locations, lighting, wardrobes and of course hair & makeup styling are given a most lavish treatment throughout in two vastly different lights. ^^
And you most likely remember most vividly, Yui~chan’s previous photographic effort in “Origine” posted here a few years ago, which made quite the splash back then and so it was pretty inevitable that we’d see a follow up in that very vein of sensuality and sexiness from one of our favorite J~idols gone successful actress!
Originally released on March 10th of last year, “Yui” is approximately B5 sized, comes dressed in a outer dust jacket w/ obi and as aforementioned is a hard cover edition.
Quite a unique approach to a pictorial as likewise to its actual paper thickness and type going from its thicker~glossy first half to a second half which features a non-glossy but still high quality paper….the photography inside also goes through an abrupt change mid-book as the mood of photography, lighting, wardrobes and overall style changes from the bright vivid lights of a sleek sexiness which open the book ….to a distinctly warm girl next door atmosphere to close it out. Consider it the bright glossy lights vs. a much more “down to earth” candid style of photography …HOWEVER, be assured that Yui~chan’s alluring sex appeal and natural model~esque awesomeness remains most steady throughout both tales of this photo book!
So which side are you on?
Gravure sexy model?
..or a candid girl next door gone sensual?
So, if only paper could indeed talk….
(dust jacket front)
(dust jacket back)
(true front cover)
(true back cover)
Quite possibly the most sexy use contrast colors photography?