An early starter, Haruki Horikawa snapped his first ever photo when he was six, of his newly born baby brother. Throw forward to 2012 and H.H is shooting full blown Adonises and goddesses of the runway for fashion websites and magazines.
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Opting to not to disclose his age, instead remaining forever young, Japanese born London based Haruki believes beauty is a state of mind. Finding incidental perfection in textures of fabrics, shades of lights and all kinds of different people he admires individuality and is most creative at the most quiet of times. Citing the work of photographers Horst P Horst, Irving Penn and Daido Moriyama as the inspiration for his dramatic, colour drenched aesthetic, Haruki is at his most productive when the sun has gone down and he is perched in some secret spot upon Hampstead Heath, dreaming up his next concept. Positive, energetic and fun loving Haruki provides his own perspective on life. Presenting his latest ‘Lana-inspired’ beauty story, i-D online would like to introduce the fast-rising, forward thinking face of the DSLR generation.
Describe a typical day in the life of you? When I’m not shooting, I normally go to a coffee shop in Hampstead in the morning and sort through emails and bookings. Then I go to town and have meetings during the day and edit photos and work on sketchbooks after midnight.
How do you feel when you look at your images? Each story has a different behind the scenes story. The images remind me of those behind the scene moments… not always good ones though!
How do you describe yourself? MEGA POSITIVE! I am a very simple and positive person with a ‘just do it’ attitude. I see things in black and white. Grey simply isn’t an option!
When were you happiest? I’m not sure but I’m always the happiest boy on the planet when I’m surrounded by my favorite people.
Who should we keep one eye on in 2012? My really good friend and a great fashion illustrator Richard Kilroy. I die for his work!