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Tim Walker lenses Rianne van Rompaey in ”An Artist of the Floating World” for Vogue UK December 2016

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‘An Artist of the Floating World’ (1986) is a historical novel by Kazuo Ishiguro set in Japan post WWII. The narrative belongs to Masuji Ono, an aging painter who — in the buildup to WWII — broke away from his teacher to pursue nationalistic propagandistic art.Tim Walker’s artistry comes to showcase the rise of nationalism wordwild and how authoritative ideologies (and regimes) endanger a nation’s democratic tradition/culture  and true creative forces.

Featuring Rianne van Rompaey, Chiharu Okungi, Maaya Yoshiyama, Yukihide Harada, Mari, and Yubi joined by talents Yoshito Ohno, Masaharu Imazu, Yuta Ishiyana, Masashi Nakamura, Barabbas Okuyama and Hiroshi Ishiguro styled by Kate Phelan./Hair by Shon; makeup by Sam Bryant.

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