london: celebrity

photographer kenji hirasawa hails from tokyo. he graduated from prestigious keio university, majoring in media design. one of the subjects he studied there was remote sensing, and this has influenced his work tremendously. now based in london, his solo exhibition celebrity opens at kk outlet on thu - jul 7 [7pm-9pm]. on display is a series of thermographic photographs featuring waxwork celebrity figures and their adoring fans taken in the world famous madame tussauds. hirasawa’s work scrutinizes aspects of human life and looks at how faith and hierarchy are formed in society. it's something which resonates when thought of in relation to how the wax museum's visitors queue for long hours to get close to wax work versions of their idols. location: 42 hoxton square [shoreditch]. © kenji hirasawa - barack obama [2009]