Feels Like We Only Go Backwards by Anouk Brouwer

A KALTBLUT EXCLUSIVE. Creative director Anouk Brouwer teamed up with models Yudai Tateishi and Koshiro Tsuchiya to create ‘Feels Like We Only Go Backwards’. Makeup and hair was done by Mayuko Okada. ‘Feels Like We Only Go Backwards’ is an ode to a previous love and visualizes the discomfort, but acceptance of missing someone. The physical bodily pain has transformed into gratitude. This story is my way of saying “thank you for all you taught me. You live inside of me”.

With a background in theater and the arts, Tokyo based Anouk Brouwer is consistently looking for soulful ways of self-expression. Her concepts are cooked up from inner thoughts and experiences, then translated through the bodies of her subjects. Treating the human body as an instrument with its own individual language results in honest images. She continuously investigates human culture and behavior within the postmodern era, with a persistent and curious hunger to look for ways of seeing with different sets of eyes. 

Photography & Creative Direction Anouk Brouwer
@anoukdbrouwer – www.anoukbrouwer.com
Yudai Tateishi @standing0204 — Represented by Bravo Models Tokyo @bravomodelstokyo
Koshiro Tsuchiya @k.t2202
Make Up & Hair Mayuko Okada @mayuko_kbm