Lighting, Locations, Portrait, Tokyo

J-Rock Band Uverworld for Rockin’ On Japan

Late last year Tokyo based magazine Rockin’ On tapped me to photograph J-rock phenomenon Uverworld for an 8 page spread about their new album. We were to have an hour to fill those pages with some kind of shots, so we looked around Tokyo’s trendiest neighborhood Daikanyama for a good pot we could use. Luckily there was a nice photogenic abandoned lot right by their studio which we could use with impunity. Side note: it doesn’t matter who you’re photographing in Tokyo, if you choose your spot unwisely, some rentacop with no real authority will come up to you and tell you that you can’t shoot there.

Anyway the guys were really nice, even being fine with me blanking on their names halfway through (6 new names all at one time is a LOT for me), and the lead singer Takuya seemed quite interested in me, grilling me with questions about my home country Australia while we were taking photos. Hope you enjoy the photos!

Tokyo Photographer Irwin Wong - Uverworld (1)

Tokyo Photographer Irwin Wong - Uverworld (6)

Tokyo Photographer Irwin Wong - Uverworld (2)

Tokyo Photographer Irwin Wong - Uverworld (3)

Tokyo Photographer Irwin Wong - Uverworld (4)

Tokyo Photographer Irwin Wong - Uverworld (5)