Style: Life As A Golden Half

August 22, 2008


A couple of weeks back PowerShovel Books in Tokyo sent us a rather large box filled with cute and boxy cameras called Golden Half, a cult old-school clicker that's just been reissued in Japan. They're small enough to fit in the palm of your hand (almost) or at least about half the size of a regular point-n-shoot. PowerShovel recently gave eleven of the cameras to eleven half-Japanese girls (all teen-looking, all gorgeous models we suspect) and let them run amok with them. The result is Life as a Golden Half, a book filled with personal images taken by the eleven ladies. And although the premise is perhaps a tad dubiously simplistic (Golden Half cameras vs half-Japanese girls?) the pages are filled with super-endearing, soft teenage moments — giggly self-portraits, surprised looking self-portraits, daisies at the bottom of the garden and makeshift fashion installations (boots stuffed with colorful plastic paper arrangement — memorabilia for our new shrine to unbearably stylish teens perhaps?) We even toyed with the idea of sharing Golden Half photo efforts of our own, but after looking through the book a second time, we figured none of us actually had eyebrows awesome enough for that kind of thing.

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