A BRIEF HISTORY

shin kou sabre: a brief history
With my mother being Japanese; growing up I was introduced and exposed to a wide and varied collection of art, literature, music and history of two diverse cultures, and grew to have an appreciation of both eastern and western ideologies. I always wanted to be an artist but thought I was not good enough to pursue that direction as a professional. With some encouragement I first started modeling in November 2009. I rapidly established myself as a published glamour model within Australia.

Wanting to broaden my experiences beyond glamour modeling, I started to work with various photographers in the artistic nude and fine art erotic nude genres. I found the latter to be particularly challenging especially the intimate and raw hardcore series for Emmanuel Angelicas "Silent Agreements-Marrickville 45".

Over the years I was drawn to the erotic aspects of Japan's traditional arts and I went in search of photographers and artists that were interested to collaborate on a series of illustrations, and a photographic record of my experiences both locally and internationally in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan.

As my experiences broadened and my style evolved, I built upon inspiration from the masters of fine art and photography before me, constantly challenging my ideas of intimacy, eroticism and imagination.

When my health deteriorated in 2013 and I was forced to cease modeling, I had the opportunity to review all of my photos and movie material, to reassess my priorities and decide the direction in which I wanted to take my work. I realized how much I loved creating photographic art and I feared that I may not have the opportunity to reach my full potential. There were artists that I had planned to work with and other concepts that I had not covered in my modeling.

In 2015 I am in the process of collecting all the material across my six year journey and compiling them into one art photo book and documentary. This will consolidate all of my thoughts and emotions when I think about my photographic work and artistic career.

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