|Type of Research:||Article|
|Group or Collective Creators:||The Observer|
Royal Wedding: Tom Hunter: 'All the other royal marriages have fallen apart now'
Princess Toshi by Tom Hunter. Photograph: Tom Hunter
Soon after accepting our brief to produce an artwork commemorating the royal wedding, Hunter was studying coverage of the tsunami and saw the rare TV appearance of the emperor of Japan. He began reading about the Japanese royal family and in particular Princess Toshi, the emperor's granddaughter, who will be prevented from succeeding to the Chrysanthemum Throne because she's female.
Coincidentally, Hunter's friend Kev is married to a Japanese girl, also called Toshi, so he decided to shoot her in a cafe posing as the princess, contemplating her situation and the ephemeral nature of royal weddings. She pokes at the bun on her Fergie and Andrew commemorative plate and studies the Charles and Di mug and the Japanese royal figurines on the table.
"She's thinking about all the other royal weddings," says Hunter. "They've all fallen apart now."
|Publisher/Broadcaster/Company:||The Guardian, The Observer|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > London College of Communication
Research Centres/Networks > Photography & the Archive Research Centre (PARC)
|Date:||17 April 2011|
|Copyright Holders:||tom hunter|
|Projects or Series:||Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011), royal wedding|
|Date Deposited:||02 Nov 2011 14:25|
|Last Modified:||04 Sep 2015 20:52|
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