Liberty Hill

08.01.2016

photography by JUS VUN

Liberty Hill is a suburb of Tokyo known for its proximity and access to the heart of the city. But this was not always so. In the early 20th century Liberty Hill was not Liberty Hill at all; it was an isolated rural area that earned its name only after many years. First, a school was built, which gained notoriety as a center for liberal thought and education. Then a train station emerged, serving as a crucial passageway into the core of the city. As such, an exchange occurred. Tokyo’s downtown area pumped out its vibrancy and energy, all the while breathing in Liberty Hill’s oxygen—free thought, space, the very thing for which the area is now named, liberty.

Photographer, Jus Vun, lived in this place for nearly a decade, memorizing the contours of its streets and the specific quality of its people. Melding his nostalgic experience of the area with his work as a fashion photographer, Jus Vun created the following editorial. His models wander the streets of Liberty Hill, paying homage to his old haunts—spaces infused with youthful desire—yearning for the urbanity of Tokyo’s center. Is yearning, after all, not a form of freedom?

MONROWE Magazine / Photography & Creative Direction: Jus Vun, Stylist: Kazami Jacket/ JOHN LAWRENCE SULLIVAN earring/ DIESEL(DIESEL JAPAN)

MONROWE Magazine / Photography & Creative Direction: Jus Vun, Stylist: Kazami

MONROWE Magazine / Photography & Creative Direction: Jus Vun, Stylist: Kazami

MONROWE Magazine / Photography & Creative Direction: Jus Vun, Stylist: Kazami
Nana(left) wears all clothes/ See By Chloe(Chloe Customer Relations) earrings/ stylist’s own
Sara(right) wears top, denim, shoes/ JOHN LAWRENCE SULLIVAN / jacket,star earring/ DIESEL(DIESEL JAPAN) rings, other earrings/ stylist’s and model’s own

MONROWE Magazine / Photography & Creative Direction: Jus Vun, Stylist: Kazami
All clothes/ Vivienne Westwood Anglomania( Vivienne Westwood Information) accessories/ stylist’s own

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All clothes/ YOHJI YAMAMOTO + NOIR(YOHJI YAMAMOTO Press Room) rings, other jewelry/ stylist’s and model’s own

MONROWE Magazine / Photography & Creative Direction: Jus Vun, Stylist: Kazami Sara(left) wears all clothes/ See By Chloe(Chloe Customer Relations) rings, other jewelry/ stylist’s and model’s own
Nana(right) wears all clothes/ YOHJI YAMAMOTO + NOIR(YOHJI YAMAMOTO Press Room) earrings/ stylist’s own

MONROWE Magazine / Photography & Creative Direction: Jus Vun, Stylist: Kazami
Dress, bracelets, star pierces/ DIESEL(DIESEL JAPAN) rings, other jewelry/ stylist’s and model’s own

  MONROWE Magazine / Photography & Creative Direction: Jus Vun, Stylist: Kazami  MONROWE Magazine / Photography & Creative Direction: Jus Vun, Stylist: Kazami
All clothes/ DIESEL(DIESEL JAPAN)

Credit:

Photography & Creative Direction: Jus Vun / @jusvundiary
Stylist: Kazami / @kazami_o
Mua: Elika Hilata /@elikahilata
Hair: Miho Mashino / @scll.34
Stylist Assistant: Akechi
Photography Assistant: Ricardo Piras / @ricardo_insta_
Models:
Sara Cummings @ Zucca Models Tokyo / @saracummings
Nana Takagi @ Friday Farm / @wolfnana