Photographer Patty Carroll snapped 74 Elvis look-alikes for her book, The World Of Elvis Tribute Artists (Verve Editions), and says she found some of her most fun and interesting subjects in Japan.
While she was there curating a serious photography show, a friend introduced Carroll to a dozen Japanese Elvis impersonators who wanted to try out to be in her photo book.
In Carrolls words, As my husband says, Youve never lived until youve sat in a Japanese nightclub listening to these guys sing Lock & Loll all night.
Carroll admits, The Japanese have a slight disadvantage because they dont speak English, but insists, Theyve got the Elvis spirit!
She says the subjects in her book come in every shape, size and sex, including a Japanese female Elvis.
Truth be told, says Carroll, None of these guys really look like Elvis. If you catch them in the right light, they do.
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