By Edwina Hörl and Andreas Seibert
(c) Andreas Seibert
NAMIDA (tear) is dedicated to all those who lost relatives and friends and still have to suffer from the aftermath of the big earthquake and tsunami hitting off the east coast of Japan. It is a fashion project especially designed for Japan that with its format of presentation is pointing out the gaps and holes that are caused by such a catastrophe. The project NAMIDA was photographed and put together as a collage by Swiss photographer Andreas Seibert who lives and works in Tokyo. In doing so, holes and blank spaces that let the work seem fragmentary are inevitable and their statement reflect on the experiences of the victims. Edwina Hörl consciously decided against professional models and presents herself in her collection.