1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Photos: Jumping Japanese businessmen show their daughters how to defy stereotypes

Discussion in 'Global News' started by admin, Apr 5, 2015.

  1. admin

    admin Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2014
    Messages:
    233
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    [h=1]That's one way to liven up a family portrait! Bizarre Japanese trend see fathers photographed JUMPING next to daughters[/h]
    • A series of photos sees Japanese dads jumping next to their daughters
    • They are part of a new book by Japanese photographer Yûki Aoyama
    • The book's title roughly translates as Daughter and Salary Man


    Sick of awkward father-daughter portraits? Well one photographer has found an effective - if a little odd - way of making them more interesting.
    Japanese photographer Yûki Aoyama's latest series of images capture po-faced teenagers pictured next to their fathers leaping into the air.
    In each picture the daughter looks directly into the camera smiling while her father pulls a dramatic pose.


    [​IMG] The mythic “salaryman,” in shirt, suit and tie, has been an icon of urban culture in Japan since the 1920s. Usually cast as a hierarchy-minded, unimaginative, binge-drinking manager type, the salaryman’s corporate loyalty is legendary, his sleep deprivation heroic. “Fun” is not among his traditional descriptors.



    [​IMG] But Tokyo-based photographer Yuki Aoyama is out to change that. His latest series captures Japanese businessmen leaping with joy next to their daughters, who stand frozen in the universal discomfort of teens whose dads are trying to be cool.
    “Salarymen are very common ‘creatures’ or ‘figures’ in my country, who do not seem to have any original personality, [due to] the same or similar colors of suits and shoes,” says Aoyama, 36. “I wanted to bring out their hidden individuality by making them jump.”
    Aoyama’s series, published as a book in Mar. 2015, is called SOLARYMEN With Daughters!
    Shot over three years in locations all across Japan, the photo series is part of SOLARYMEN, a 10-year project to investigate and document Japan’s office workers. The neologism “solarymen” combines Japanese word sora (sky) with “salarymen.”
    None of the daughters were asked to pose, says Aoyama, although each father was invited to jump any way he liked. “I believe it expresses an ideal relationship between father and daughter,” he says. “When a father jumps in front of his own daughter—which doesn’t tend to happen so often!—the father makes his best effort.”


    [​IMG]




    A series of images by photographer Yûki Aoyama sees fathers leaping into the air next to their daughters

    The images are from the 37-year-old's latest book which roughly translates into Daughter and Salary Man.
    According to the photographer's website the images allow the father who usually has to act serious to express his fun side by being 'a hero jumping the sky, enfold(ing) strong excitement and hope.'







    Salary man may refer to the choice of clothing in the shoot which sees each dad in a sharply dressed suit.
    The images see the fathers pull energetic poses despite their age with some of the expressions of the older fathers looking slightly pained.
    Very little else is known about the pictures or why they have come into existence but they are already drumming up plenty of interest online for their curious nature.
    [​IMG]




    The 37-year-old's images are said to be part of a book which roughly translates as Daughter and Salaryman


    [​IMG]




    Each image sees the daughter stood po-faced as their father makes an energetic leap


    [​IMG]




    Some of the older fathers adopt a pained expression as they make their jump



    [​IMG]



    Each photograph sees the daughter wearing casual clothing with her father in a sharp suit




    [​IMG]




    The pictures see the families pose in front of various Japanese landmarks


    [​IMG]




    Very little is known about the set of photos but they are already drumming up plenty of interest online



    [​IMG]




    Some of the jumps are more subtle than others with this father opting for a classic jump



    [​IMG]




    This young girl can't help but giggle at her dad's ambitious leap



    [​IMG]




    This dapper dad adds a peace gesture into his final pose



    [​IMG]


    This father can't help but jump for joy in his portrait


     
  2. kbear

    kbear New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2015
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    hahaha, this is great, I love some of the faces the dad are pulling but the 6th "father' looks way too young to be her dad
     
  3. Milla The Pancake

    Milla The Pancake New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2015
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I can't properly explain why, but this is too adorable to me *^*
     

Share This Page