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Maki Yamamoto

Maki Yamamoto (@bali_ayu) starts every morning with a photo shoot starring vintage items. This daily ritual is a warmup exercise for the graphic designer from Osaka, Japan, to get her mind geared up for work. “Things that have been worn out with time and damage carry a lot of history and love of the people who used them,” Maki says. Her father, who was a repair worker, inspired her love of antiques. “I have a growing fondness for his old tools and wanted to do something with them,” Maki reflects. Her flat-spread arrangements of worn utensils and aged keepsakes restore life into items which once served their owners well. “I’d be happy if people find something interesting in any of these objects, and feel good about that moment of discovery.”

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