Kansai Yamamoto behind the scenes at Hello Tokyo

Kansai poster

I shot this image in the break between rehearsals for the ‘Hello Tokyo Super Show’ of the classic costume that Kansai Yamamoto originally designed for David Bowie. I had to add the background digitally from an image I sourced from a book of beautiful Japanese painting and I then scanned Kansai’s signature from a letter he had sent me. The original shot was taken backstage at the venue in Tokyo in March 2012.


  • Clive Arrowsmith is still  shooting stunning images, staging exhibitions and is as passionate about photography as he was when he first pressed the shutter at The Paris Collections. He is available for global media opportunities related to his work and photography generally. Bespoke prints from Clive’s archive are also available by special request, for any enquiries  (email Eugenie here). Clive’s book Arrowsmith: Fashion, Beauty & Portraits is available here and Lowry at Home: Salford 1966 is available here


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