Shoji in front of his photographs at the festival d’Hyeres

Dear Shaded Viewers,

On the last day of the festival I asked Shoji to talk me through his festival pictures from 2005. Shoji had an interesting beginning to his career. He was working for Vivienne Westwood in London when he was proposed a job taking street pictures for the Japanese magazine, Street. At that time he did not even own a camera. His first photgraphic job ended up as an entire 30 page magazine. He has been workiing as a photographer ever since. Currently he resides in Paris where he does casting as well as photographs.

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Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.