After Hours is a photobook by Melbourne based photographer and filmmaker James J. Robinson’s which aims to give fashion photography a political statement. Robinson captures South Korean and Japanese urban youth culture through a selection of different characters. His work was inspired by Japanese filmmakers Yasujiro Ozu and Hayao Miyazaki who are well-known for their usage of random shots from within their movies to create a poetic realism around the characters.
The photobook deconstructs the normality of white beauty within fashion photography and emphasises the importance of being aware of today’s institutional racism and environmentalism. The entire book was shot at night, with only the lights from shops, streetlights and the surrounding houses illuminating each shot.
After Hours will be released on 11th November and will be available online at AEVOE and other selected international retailers. Find a short selection of Robinson’s work below.