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Alexander Morrison Atwater's Japanese Aesthetic in 'End Frames'

 - Jul 29, 2010   Updated: Jul 14 2011
References: alexanderatwater & dazeddigital
Alexander Morrison Atwater's latest series of photographs captures Tokyo's rockabilly scene, a subculture that features a highly distinctive blend between Western rock 'n' roll and Japanese aesthetics to create a subculture all on its own. His latest work is being exhibited in a show called 'End Frames' at London's Gallery 54.

Check out the gallery for iconic photographs of dedicated pompadour-rocking Japanese jiving it up in the streets of Tokyo.

Implications - Before you do that, though, consider this: the main reason this strange subculture is so fascinating is that it combines one of the most stereotypically cowboy American subgenres of rockabilly and blends it with the historic and often spiritual aura of Japanese culture. The combination of the two is a match made in globalization thesis heaven.