Forum Index  »  Ai's News  »  Ai-chin featured in Leslie Kee's Super Stars
 Post new topic   Reply to topic
Page 1 of 2     1, 2  Next

Ai-chin featured in Leslie Kee's Super Stars

Author Message
Rinoa
Posted: Nov 28, 2006 9:36 am Reply with quote
クムリウタ クムリウタ
Joined: 14 Apr 2005 Posts: 2039 Location: Europe
I don't know if this counts as 'news' but anyhow, a while ago Leslie Kee started a project where he photographed a lot of popular Asian artists. Leslie Kee is a very prominent photographer who photographed a lot of Ayu's albums and Koda Kumi's photobook 'Maroc'.

'Super Stars' was a project to show Asia as one. Around 300 artists were photographed. Amongst them there was Ayu, Kumi, Ziyi Zhang, Ami Suzuki, Namie Amuro, Jolin, Yumi Matsutoya and many others. Ai too was photographed in this photobook. A few days ago this photobook was being promoted in many countries.



Seems this photo was taken a while ago, when Ai had longer hair. I really do like the way it portrays a lot of emotion.

Official Site
Source

Credit goes to summerteddy & Chriskay @ AHS
 
zyzzyva
Posted: Nov 28, 2006 2:26 pm Reply with quote
クムリウタ クムリウタ
Joined: 07 Aug 2005 Posts: 635 Location: California
Shocked Love
Thank you for this exciting news, Rinoa!
That photograph of Ai is stunning. We so rarely get to see her shot in such a glamourous, mature way... It'd be great if Leslie Kee would shoot her next photobook too. Nod Boogie

On the Official Site, the artist says that this book is in response to the 2004 Tsunami Disaster of Asia. He wanted to give back good energy and celebrate the countries/cultures affected by the tragedy through photographing the stars, pinnacles and representatives, he had come to know through his work.
While some may be surprised by his deviation from the common 'grassroots-focus' (i.e. National Geographic-style photographing the affected everyday people), I think he and the 300 stars who signed on for the project were pledging in their collective sphere. Each contributes how they best are able with their unique talents. Celebrities are icons and their photographers are there to bring out their strengths so they can reach us.

I recognized most of the participating names. Though I was hoping to see more names from South and South-East Asia (since those areas were the most affected), it is an impressive list of support nonetheless.
Hopefully I'll get my hands on a copy at some point. If the photo of Ai is any indication, the rest of the book should be phenomenal! Nod Love
 
HilaryDuffFanboy
Posted: Nov 28, 2006 6:04 pm Reply with quote
PEACH PEACH
Joined: 10 Oct 2005 Posts: 1975 Location: Melbourne, Australia
Thanks a lot for the pic Rinoa! Judging by the photo, he really is a great photographer! Smile
 
eyn
Posted: Nov 28, 2006 7:28 pm Reply with quote
羽ありたまご 羽ありたまご
Joined: 13 Apr 2005 Posts: 2094 Location: Canada
Thanks for the news Rinoa, I changed the topic title a little to make it clearer how this is related to Ai-chin. Wink

I love the photograph, somehow it reminds me of the "LOVE COOK" cover a little, maybe it's just the gesture. Tongue One minor complaint is the overexposed area due to the camera flash light. Sad

Honestly, I don't get how is this project related to the tsunami thing even though zyzzyva gave a pretty good explanation. It will really make sense if part of the profit from this photobook is donated to those organization working on the tsunami aftermath IMO. Sneeze
 
zyzzyva
Posted: Nov 28, 2006 8:11 pm Reply with quote
クムリウタ クムリウタ
Joined: 07 Aug 2005 Posts: 635 Location: California
eyn wrote:
One minor complaint is the overexposed area due to the camera flash light. Sad
I believe the photo Rinoa posted was a photo of the Ai photograph, taken by a fan who appears to have bought the book while at the exhibition of all the photos used in the book.
A photo of a photo. Giggle
Hence the flash spot reflecting off the print/page's surface.
[If you click Rinoa's 'Source' link, you'll find many of the other pics show the edges of the prints on the wall, or the pages of the book... Shifty ]

Yes, I also hope that some of the proceeds go to helping the victims of the tsunami. It was the first thing to come to mind upon reading Kee's artist statement regarding the project. That would definitely say more than a dedication... Nod
There very well may be some info about that on the Official Site. I just haven't the energy to pour through it at the moment... Embarassed


Last edited by zyzzyva on Nov 29, 2006 12:25 am; edited 1 time in total
 
Mansley
Posted: Nov 28, 2006 8:15 pm Reply with quote
フレンジャー フレンジャー
Joined: 14 Nov 2006 Posts: 868 Location: Los Angeles, California
i like this photo too..good picture of ai!
i second eyn's complaint. looking at it again zyzzyva seems to be right about the flash...
 
bahamut88
Posted: Nov 28, 2006 9:19 pm Reply with quote
上塩タン焼680円 上塩タン焼680円
Joined: 04 Jun 2005 Posts: 347 Location: Singapore
Nice picture. But this photo book is staring a controversy in Taiwan and Hong Kong. Aaron Kwok had his shorts photoshopped away and he looked nude. heres the link for the pics of others stars
http://www.littleoslo.com/cnt/home/?p=790
its in chinese btw.


Last edited by bahamut88 on Nov 30, 2006 12:35 am; edited 1 time in total
 
punito
Posted: Nov 28, 2006 10:28 pm Reply with quote
Happy Days Happy Days
Joined: 19 Sep 2006 Posts: 91
Thanks Rinoa! This photobook is awesome!! So many superstars.

That picture of Ai to me looks like she is back in her Planetarium days for some reason.
 
Aprilis.
Posted: Nov 29, 2006 12:15 am Reply with quote
クムリウタ クムリウタ
Joined: 26 Aug 2005 Posts: 958 Location: Japan
zyzzyva wrote:
I believe the photo Aprilis. posted was a photo of the Ai photograph, taken by a fan who appears to have bought the book while at the exhibition of all the photos used in the book...
[If you click Aprilis.'s 'Source' link...
Eee? Confused You meant Rinoa, right?

Iyfreak @ AHO posted a few pictures that were tooken before the opening party.




The guy with the orange cap is Ryan Chan, apparently a friend a Ayu. The guy with the black cap is Leslie Kee. The link above leads to the original post with more pictures.
 
zyzzyva
Posted: Nov 29, 2006 12:24 am Reply with quote
クムリウタ クムリウタ
Joined: 07 Aug 2005 Posts: 635 Location: California
Aprilis. wrote:
Eee? Confused You meant Rinoa, right?
Surprised Ack!! :M
Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed
Sorry 'bout that, Rinoa and Aprilis. both. My brain was still in the new scans' thread... No
<goes off to fix previous post...>

Thanks for the new pics, Aprilis.!
(And this time I really do mean her...)
That is indeed the exhibition I was talking about earlier.
 
kei
Posted: Nov 29, 2006 10:32 am Reply with quote
大好きだよ。 大好きだよ。
Joined: 20 Sep 2006 Posts: 222 Location: currently in indo
i went to the official site and clicked the artists name, but just link to their official site.

as said before, this is a kind of charity project. there's an exhibition on tokyo promoting this photo book, but the promoting already started in first 2006.

anyway, this is first time i heard Leslie Kee name
 
bebe
Posted: Nov 29, 2006 12:29 pm Reply with quote
Happy Days Happy Days
Joined: 22 Aug 2005 Posts: 123 Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Thanks for the news Rinoa. Ai looks so mature and beautiful in the pic. I think it's a good pic of Ai but I prefer her cute and innocent look.
I don't know who Leslie Kee is. But the thing he's doing seems to make contributions to the 2004 Tsunami's victims so bless him. However, I haven't heard anything about the project even though I live in Thailand, one of the countries that affected by Tsunami. No
 
kei
Posted: Dec 02, 2006 7:41 am Reply with quote
大好きだよ。 大好きだよ。
Joined: 20 Sep 2006 Posts: 222 Location: currently in indo
now i also live in malaysia, one of the country that got tsunami. but yeah, never heard about the project before. i think the promotion is rarely outside japan. or maybe i should go to the imported book store
 
tejung
Posted: Dec 04, 2006 7:32 pm Reply with quote
大好きだよ。 大好きだよ。
Joined: 26 Dec 2005 Posts: 259 Location: California,USA
BoA has been featured too!! ^^ Love
 
Onyx Spears
Posted: Dec 04, 2006 10:39 pm Reply with quote
甘えんぼ 甘えんぼ
Joined: 13 May 2006 Posts: 89
such an interesting news, how could I not to know such a big event like this ^^. Thanks for letting us know it, Rinoa, you're great.

Ai-chan look really strage, I almost can't recognize her, maybe cause we rarely see Ai-chan being mature like this. I think she also looks a little sexy ^^, yeah all photos in this project are sexy (off topic, does Koda Kumi participate in this project? She's very suitable ^^).

I really want to have this photobook if possible since there're a lot of my favorite artists and they're all so gorgeous. Leslie Kee is so wonderful.
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic
Page 1 of 2     1, 2  Next
All times are GMT - 5 Hours
The time now is Aug 25, 2019 12:34 am
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum