From Lolita fashion and latex couture to neon-drenched big-rigs, anime-plastered vans, and chrome-heavy hot rods, subcultures in Japan are as varied as they are fascinating.
Irwin Wong, co-editor of The Obsessed, delves into these worlds in order to reveal the extraordinary passion devotees have for their hobbies and lifestyles.
An editorial and commercial photographer based in Tokyo, originally from Melbourne, Australia, Irwin is known for his punchy portraiture and insightful documentary photography.
We sat down with him to discuss his relationship with otaku culture, and his experiences in creating The Obsessed, in collaboration with gestalten.
Read the interview on Gestalten.