by Nat Motta in New Photography on Friday 18 July 2008

Thor Engelstad’s photo-media series, Just A Moment, Please, is a statement on Harajuku sub-culture. It portrays the fashion anarchy known as ‘cosplay’ or ‘costume play — total identity transformation through dress-ups. From the baby doll Lolita to dark Goths, these Sunday street sirens are waiting for their moment to be discovered. Englestad’s metallic prints capture this hyper-real style and composites them against Tokyo’s electric backdrop.
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