TOKYO SPICE COLLECTORS EDITION
TOKYO SPICE COLLECTORS EDITION || Featuring exclusive hand-drawn illustrations by Pix3l Face, each zine is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. His super spicy illustrations are guaranteed to leave you captivated and feeling a type of way."
American photographer Michael Krim, fondly known to his detractors and fans as “Spicy Mike”, is LA’s bad boy photo-maker. But Tokyo, more than any other place in its extensive camera culture knows more than most that that is just the way. Spicy Mike is Los Angeles’ Arakisan, a classicist with film and Ricoh GR en tow. Taking on the “spice” of the most notorious red light district in the world, Kubuki-Cho . The main model of this publication, known as “Bambi” is one of another infamous Tokyo based photographer’s muses, Daido Moriyama. Where Moriyama pleads “Samuri mercy” and shows no faces, there isn’t much left to the imagination with Bambi, and the other models Mickie and Barbie. Strippers, karaoke icons are floating in the pages that give us a brief view of the unseen in Tokyo’s underground post-pandemic. Something most Westerners would never be privy to, but Mike does what any good photographer does. Exposes them.
Specked with illustrations by the talented Pix3l Face, who makes Spicy into an instant icon (waiting for the Bobble-head version, Mike!)
- 112 pages
- Hand drawn back cover by Pix3l Face
- Perfect Bound
- 6.5 X 10.5
- By Michael Krim
- Published By Paper Work
- Collectors Edition of 10