John Hathway, 30, is the alias of a well-known Japanese dōjinshi artist. A craftsman who built his first Tesla coil at age 13, Hathway is funding radical scientific endeavors with the income made from his art, born of a precision computer process that takes months. He hopes to capture the spirit of Japan as he experiences it in his daily life. He focuses on urban landscapes because they are largely ignored despite prevalence and applies pink to traditional imagery to capture the discord of the “moe” aesthetic. In almost all of his images, at the center of a chaotic world comprised of media, technology and consumption is a young girl.

John Hathway, 30, is the alias of a well-known Japanese dōjinshi artist. A craftsman who built his first Tesla coil at age 13, Hathway is funding radical scientific endeavors with the income made from his art, born of a precision computer process that takes months. He hopes to capture the spirit of Japan as he experiences it in his daily life. He focuses on urban landscapes because they are largely ignored despite prevalence and applies pink to traditional imagery to capture the discord of the “moe” aesthetic. In almost all of his images, at the center of a chaotic world comprised of media, technology and consumption is a young girl.