I’m a sucker for almost any book about clothing, but W. David Marx’s Ametora: How Japan Saved American Style is more than that. It’s a social history of post-war Japan told through the history of American influence on Japanese clothing. You’ll learn about the early adopters of Ivy style in Japan, which as a reader of this blog, you may know something about already.
I live in Toronto. It’s a lively metropolis, which millions of people visit, apparently of their own volition, every year. I've been here for 16 years, and until recently, I never thought about what it was like to be a tourist here or do anything remotely touristy. Like any urbane person, my principal interaction with my city’s tourism industry is to ridicule its customers.
I never really knew what I wanted to do with my life until I picked up a camera and started shooting. I always had vision; of course I always saw. But something happened when I realized I could make my visions into pictures, and share my eyes with other people.
We travel to seek out adventure, a bit of fulfillment outside the humdrum of everyday life, and some photos to show our friends, Facebook stalkers, and future selves what a wonderful life we lead. The better the photos, the more jealous this crowd will be.