Tokyo based creative Asami Nemoto was always drawn to the idea of creating art using hair. At 26 she quit her hairdressing job to begin assisting renowned hairstylist Shinji Konishi. Known for his elaborate animal-shaped headpieces favoured by Lady Gaga, Nemoto was hugely inspired by his sculptural approach to hair. “He was the best boss,” she says, “meeting him completely changed my life”. After nearly three years assisting Konishi, Nemoto felt confident enough to strike out on her own, becoming a session hair and make-up artist with clients including actress/comedian Naomi Watanabe and pop band Sakanaction.
Alongside her session work, Nemoto is part of Japanese art collective Night Fishing (NF). Led by Sakanaction frontman Ichiro Yamaguchi, Night Fishing consists of creative individuals who collaborate on projects across the worlds of art, design and music.