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'O-KAMA: A Visual Dictionary' is an aesthetic commentary on LGBTQ stereotypes in a uniquely Japanese way. Using 25 male models cast via social media, London based designer & illustrator Daniel Nolan has created a series of kinky illustrations depicting Japanese gay slang terms. "Labelling has become such a huge fascination in gay communities in both sexual and comedic ways. I wanted to see how this translated into a Japanese context." Using both existing Japanese terms and new 'borrowed' English words to describe the models, they each represent different classifications amongst gay men. "It's questioning the acceptability of these words in Japanese culture, where being gay is not necessarily embraced or expressed in the same manner." This kawaii encyclopedia of modern day gay terminology attempts to de-sexualize their sordid public image through these cheeky bubblegum fantasy illustrations.
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