I’m blind in one eye. Have been since I was a baby when the doctors discovered a tumor behind the eye. The procedure to remove it and the resulting scar tissue robbed me of sight in my left eye. For the last several months, I’ve been having problems with my other eye: pressure build-up, a cascade of dark floaters like grimy black rain, and an overall deterioration of my sight. Read more
One of the influential practitioners of street style in Japan is Chocomelo Fancyconduct. She is a master of mixing and creating her own clothing styles and accessories. Favoring cute clothes she is a regular on the street in a pallette of light purple, pink, light yellow, pastel color and soft things. Not only is she the subject of photographs she is a photographer herself and documents people, events and the fashion trends around her that catch her eye. Read more
Vivian Murakami is an author, interview contributor for eyestrane and President/CEO of NEON PROMOTIONS, INC. She collaborated with Thai Artist SW Eden on ‘Tuskty & Solitary Cat’, a book published exclusively for children’s charities. Her latest book ‘Eien No Ai’ was released in October of 2011 and is available via online retailers worldwide. Currently she is working on the sequel, due to be published in fall / winter 2012. Read more
Ari Marie, 18 originally from Michigan, moved to Chicago got into gyaru when she was into a style called scene. I wanted to be girlier and I’ve always loved Japan since 6th grade when I first found out about visual kei. After a few months of being in the gyaru lifestyle I created, along with my friends Tomasa Jackson, Seneca Farmer, Dolly Pop and Mayu Chan, a nago sa called DollFace. Read more
Kagome Ao is just an ordinary senior three student from a small place in China, Macau. Her of love Japanese Visual Kei, metal (especially poser metal!) has influenced her life and her art work. Her favorite bands are PENICILLIN and NightingeiL, Visual Kei has inspired her to create and express her creative side through, not music but digital art.