If you don’t know Tokyo Camera Style, on which Tokyo Record Style is based, run by my pal Sypal, I highly recommend again that you check it out. It’s a celebration of old-school film photography love, where when John spots you on the streets of Tokyo, rawking your film camera, he snaps a shot and adds you to the stream. As I’ve said before, in one light, it could be considered quick to dismiss as material camera porn but it is really anything but. Culture is what it is, Street fashion is what it is, individuality and expression is what it is. John may argue with me here, but it’s not just called Tokyo Camera STYLE for shits. In fact, I’d ALMOST argue, if it weren’t for a mountain of amazing photography that comes out of this film community, that it’s MORE fashion than photography. You know, come to think of it, it’s one of my favorite notions, style coupled with utility, like the finest engineering, which doesn’t necessarily mean the newest or shiniest, it’s hitting that perfect balance of… oh, I’m gonna stop myself before I really start to ramble on.

So why am I talking about style? Oh just cuz Riku, who I photographed for Tokyo Record Style was looking pretty dang styley. With his grey tartan suit, casu’d out with Jordan 1 Lows, hoody, backwards cap, and gold wire frames and RDJ lenses, not to mention old school Hip Hop 12” remixes. Looking slick, Rick!

More Tokyo Record Style on the way! …also mark your calendars for Tokyo Record Style Day Vol. 2 in Shibuya, March 19th from 2-5pm.

One.Be.Lo – Decepticons (Pete Rock Remix)
Label: Fat Beats – FB 2519
Format: Vinyl, 12″
Country: US
Released: 2005
Genre: Hip Hop

Lord Finesse – Hip 2 Da Game / No Gimmicks (Brainstorm Remix)
Label: Penalty Recordings – PRVPRO 0160
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1995
Genre: Hip Hop

De La Soul – Stakes Is High
Label: Tommy Boy – TB 730
Format: Vinyl, 12″
Country: US
Released: 1996
Genre: Hip Hop

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