In this issue HESO Magazine shines the strobe light onto all things Otaku.
What is Otaku? A thing? A person? An idea? All three? Without so much as giving you, the intelligent reader, an easy answer nor giving into the obvious stereotypes, we try to provide you a feel for what we think people obsess over, collect, peruse and secretly adore.
What are your secret indulgences? Weaknesses? Fantasies? Extroverted nerdisms?
Focusing on what we do best (photography) we eulogize the Cult of the Polaroid with a fitting Requiem.
We delve deep into everyday people’s musical passions with our Interview of Peter Barakan (NHK DJ & Cohost of Japan’s 60 Minutes) and our featured live musicians: Derek Trucks of Allman Brothers’ fame and SugarFootStomp - the Japanese Bagpipe Collective.
We’ve got amazing photographs from Tetsuya Blues, Keico, Tommy Oshima and Clarice
Plus, just what is Love Earth and how are they helping you help the world?
Finally we’ve got the lowdown on Flickr from the inside: Find out why Flickr matters and if you are a Flickr whore (does that even make sense…)?
And introducing our new Subscription service, offering the most recent five issues of HESO magazine, sent directly to wherever you are in the world!