"Japanese Whispers"

Que se passe-t-il derrière le voile des love hotels japonais ? La photographe Zaza Bertrand met au jour la sensualité et l’étrangeté.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Better listen to MEJI

<div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p> <span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Helvetica'">Since the economical growth and the super-fast evolving society during the 80&#39;s, things started to shift.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12pt;">Until the 70&#39;s, sex was considered something strictly practiced within arranged marriages and mainly just for reproduction.. I</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Helvetica;">nfluenced by foreign culture, international film, etc. people started to believe in &#39;</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Helvetica; font-style: oblique;">love&#39; </span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Helvetica;">marriages (instead of arranged) and in sex as &#39;</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Helvetica; font-style: oblique;">pleasure&rsquo; </span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Helvetica;">for men </span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Helvetica; font-style: oblique;">and </span><font face="Helvetica" size="3">women. But Emperor Meji already saw Western influences and loss of traditional lifestyle in 1980 &amp; these were his guidelines:&nbsp;</font></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="Schermafbeelding_2016-01-26_om_22.54.51-1456230071" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/281245/Schermafbeelding_2016-01-26_om_22.54.51-1456230071.png" /></p>
Thursday, February 18, 2016

48% = 48°

<p> Hi dear supporters, thanks so much for your help!&nbsp;</p> <p> Thanks to you I&#39;m almost half way!&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> There are 5 levels of bowing politeness depending on the degree that the back, neck and even knees are bent.</p> <p> I give you a 48&deg; one!&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="Schermafbeelding_2016-01-26_om_22.57.28-1455315621" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/277638/Schermafbeelding_2016-01-26_om_22.57.28-1455315621.png" /></p>
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

holding hands

<div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p> <span style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12pt;">Japan is going through a period of big changes on a sexual level. Both men and women choose more frequently to have single, childless lives. Japan has transformed from being a country where almost everybody got married to one where 20% of the population never does. &nbsp;</span></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <span style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12pt;">How to hold hands for beginners</span></p> <p> <img alt="01jpsxguide01-1455634379" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/278659/01jpsxguide01-1455634379.jpg" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p>
Friday, February 12, 2016

In the meantime…

<p> In the meantime I was invited at RECYCLART ART CENTER in Brussels, where I talked about my older projects and future plans.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="Website__13-1455316425" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/277646/Website__13-1455316425.jpg" /></p> <p> <img alt="Website__14-1455316439" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/277647/Website__14-1455316439.jpg" /></p> <p> &copy;zaza bertrand,</p> <p> from the series&nbsp;<em><a href="http://zazabertrand.com/dreamland/" target="_blank">Dreamland</a></em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I was very nervous especially because it was the first time to show<em> &#39;Japanese Whipsers&#39; &nbsp;</em>in public.</p> <p> Luckily, I heard it didn&#39;t go bad at all. Thanks so much to the ones showing up!!!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The best thing was meeting German photographer Andreas Trogisch &amp; his lovely wife Heike who made all his pretty books!</p> <p> Check out his website:&nbsp;<a href="http://andreastrogisch.de" target="_blank">Andreas Trogisch</a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> EXTRA FORT is an initiative by RECYCLART where two photographers are invited to present their work.</p> <p> The next edition is with Maria Kapajeva &amp; Nick Hannes, who was my mentor in KASK, Gent!&nbsp;</p> <p> Have a look at the program&nbsp;<a href="http://www.recyclart.be/fr/agenda/extra-fort-nick-hannes-maria-kapajeva" target="_blank">here.</a></p> <div> &nbsp;</div>