Destination / Postcards

On tour with musician Owl Eyes as captured by Ellie Coker

Six days, four shows, a rapidly growing Japanese fan base and a whole lot of ramen. “It was a wonder to follow musician Owl Eyes through the absorbent streets of Tokyo,” writes photographer and model Ellie Coker. “In the words of Bob Harris from Lost in Translation it was ‘short and sweet’ but my god was it magical.

“In my experience one must surrender themselves to the momentum of the city to experience its true delight; and that is exactly what we did.

“These are my notes on Tokyo.”

Left: Pre-show; sake-fueled warmups, sound pouring into the alleyways of Shinkawa.
Right: Notes on Croissants & Coffee.

Left: Catching reflections at Trunk.
Right: The meandering expedition to reach New York Bar. No matter how many times I come to Tokyo- The Park Hyatt is a must. A vicarious toe dip into Sofia Coppola’s wonderful mind. *Lobster Rolls & Negroni’s.

Left: Proenzer Schouler bag, awaiting adventures.
Right: Owl Eyes waiting for her set at Trunk Bar Shibuya, ft vintage Giorgio Armani vest found earlier that day in Shimokitazawa.

Both Singing the feels at Snow Machine Festival in Hakuba.

Left: Notes – The Four-Eyed. Hidden behind a love hotel in Shinjuku’s red-light district lies a goldmine for vintage & carefully selected high-end designers. Would highly recommend.
Right: Colours in Omotesando

Left: Pre-show shooting.
Right: Chloé gumboot twins- A Tokyo staple.

Left: Private dinner with the crew at Trunk.
Right: Mid-show visuals from stage right, a symbolic nod to Japan.

Both Sade, Chic, Serge, St Germain, Kylie. All of the best. Mixtape to come.

Left: A little slice of Hakuba, & a slice from the bakery.
Right: My Mamiya view of Harajuku incl. happy processing accidents.

Shinjuku from above.

Shopping & shadows.

In my experience, one must surrender themselves to the momentum of the city to experience its true delight; and that is exactly what we did.