Sometimes you really have to work for your shots, and sometimes all you need to do is show up.
When you have a top class kimono designer providing attire, an entire Japanese restaurant booked out for your location and a beautiful model organized for the entire day then I can definitively enter that into the ‘glad to be a photographer’ variety of days that I’m on the job.
As I mentioned in my previous blog post I was fortunate enough to work with Manami Okazaki on her most recent book ‘Kimono Now‘, which is in stores currently. There were plenty of photos taken and a lot of the shots weren’t used so I thought I’d post some of the off-cuts here on my blog.
Ah the memories. I was still using a Nikon D4 back in those days 🙂
Jotaro Saito’s website is here for anyone curious, and he has a pretty cool showroom in Roppongi Hills for those who need kimonos on the cutting edge of fashion.
Next up is Kumamiki (@kumamiki), who runs a mega-popular Youtube channel devoted to Tokyo kawaii fashion and also designs and produces her own line of clothing. She’s a badass. And super mega cute.
So there you have it – the text is a little on the light side this time but that’s because I’ve been spending time writing random op-eds for Digital Rev and I’m definitely not used to writing this much. You can read the first article here; it’s a short piece on why lighting may or may not be relevant these days (hint, it is).
I’ll be back with more outtakes from this book Kimono Now – it was a real blast making it and I got to visit and photograph some really exceptional people.