Hello! I'm Jean-Guillaume, I do street portraits but also like to create more storytelling editorials. I'm mostly shooting medium format in analog. Film makes me slow and I focus more on the craft than machinegunning for pictures.

Tokyo Youth #8 – Sakuma

Everytime I met Sakuma on  the street, he was wearing these crazy vintage outfits. Like, vintage vintage. If you check my feed on Instagram, you can see what I’m talking about! So, I wasn’t really surprised when he decided to take me to Shimokitazawa, which is quite THE area for vintage. It’s a very cool neighborhood not far from Shibuya and Shinjuku, filled with little vintage shops, records store and cute cafés. It also has a different vibe, a bit oldish. Which is pretty cool! He made me walk through the whole area so that was pretty fun.

What do you do?

Student.

 

Any particular designer you are wearing right now?

Only vintage.

Why did you choose this location and surroundings?

I come to Shimokitazawa because there are many vintage shops.

 

Where do you go with your friends to have fun?

I often go to coffee shops when I hang around with my friends.

Where do you spend your ‘leisure’ money? 

I only spend my money on clothes.

 

Where do you go in Tokyo to relax?

I like to go to Kichijoji (ghibli museum station).

What’s your main hobby? 

I watch a lot of movies.

 

What is your favorite clothing store?

My favorite vintage shop is Apollo in Harajuku.

Favorite current movies?

I recently watched Trainspotting 2.

 

What is on your playlist?

Seiko Matsuda.

How would you describe your style?

I love to wear clothes that fits me and are not restriced by price or design.

 

Do the arts influence it?

I’m highly influence by the actor Eika.

Thank you Sakuma! Had a cool time in that neigbhorhood, always a pleasure.

Next week, another young young guy, Shota!