Tag - 着物撮影

「藤の花と着物」Wisteria and kimono

Last month the weather got warm out of sudden, so the Wisteria flowers started blooming faster than usual. These magical weeping flowers are probably one of my favorites ever, so I had to do a small kimono photoshoot. お久しぶりです!元気ですかぁ(猪木さん風に)? 先月から突然暖かくなってきましたね。藤の花は例年より早く咲き始めました。毎年4月下旬からキレイにしだれて咲き始めるこの花は、私の大好きな花の一つで、着物撮影を絶対やりたいと思ってました。 Luckily the gorgeous Choom agreed to model for me. I proudly like to announce that this was the first shoot where I also did the photography and editing apart from the styling and dressing. Surely it isn't near satisfying and I need to learn a...

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「撮影」Accidental Icon – Style knows no limits

When I discovered "Accidental Icon" Lyn Slater on Instagram I was instantly hooked! This sense of style, the coolness yet smart choice of words. On social media I'd describe her in one word: "GOALS!" Perhaps with a flexed muscle emoji behind. 「アクシデンタル・アイコン」リン・スレーター(Lyn Slater)さんをインスタで発見した瞬間、大好きになっちゃいました。 そのスタイル、そのかっこよさ、そして、その表現力。 彼女のことを一言で表現すれば、「目標」(がんばる筋肉ポーズの絵文字付で)。 We need more positive and powerful women who don't care about society's limitations when it comes to fashion. I am sure many people would love to dress more bold if it wasn't for the fear of what their surroundings...

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「秋の着物撮影」Photo shoots from autumn

Currently there is still quite a backlog of kimono photo shoots and events I went to and haven't written about yet so I will post a bit about stuff I did back in October/November. One last minute, yet rather difficult shoot to execute (in terms of location and props) was with the popular Russian model and artist Ellen Sheidlin aka. Sheidlina. With an incredible current following of 3.7 Million people on Instagram I was super intrigued that she wanted to work...

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「戌年」Happy New Kimono Year!

Happy New Year also on my blog! Thanks so much for reading in the past year and here is to hoping you are having an awesome 2018 - hopefully in kimono! My start in the year was rather unspectacular as I got pretty sick on new years eve and just spent it watching TV with my Japanese family (and killing a bottle of Sangria by myself.. to kill the germs of course haha) After the new year rang we went out to...

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「着物撮影ニューヨーク」Kimono photo shoots in NYC

For my duration in New York I also organized some fun kimono photo shoots with the city as a back drop. The first shoot was with the personality Candy Ken who is a singer and model with a strong message for gender equalization and freedom of expressing yourself. He loves Hello Kitty and pink items and strives to draw attention in order to spread a positive message worldwide. Although he doesn't live in New York our schedules magically matched up and...

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「彼岸花撮影」Kimono x Red Spider Lily

In September the red spider lily is blooming in Japan. Since I started setting up photo shoots I dreamt of creating beautiful visuals with this mystical flower. Here the Higanbana (彼岸花) is associated with farewell and death. Probably also due to the flowers having been planted close to cemeteries. They are poisonous so animals don't get near them. Often seen near rice or vegetable fields they act as a natural fence. 9月に彼岸花(又は曼珠沙華)は綺麗に咲きますね。すごく不思議な花でいつか着物に合わせて撮影できるといいな〜って思ってました。気持ち的に花が突然咲き始めて・・バタバタしながらロケーション、モデルさんと撮影者も無事に決めた。 真っ赤の花のコントラストになる白色に決めて、完璧のモデルさんを決定した: 花ノ本以津輝 パフォーマンスバンド「破天航路」のメンバーで子供の頃から日本舞踊をやっている方です。そして良く白塗りと着物で踊るので、お陰様で今回の作品はとても絵になりました。 場所としては川越の近くにある有名な巾着田にしました。数年前に行ったことがあって、ロケハンの時間もなくて・・ 最近はよくPRをやってきたそうで、当日のお客数で大変びっくりした(笑)それで撮影は無理と思ってたけど、人の流れに合わせたらなんとか大丈夫でした。皆さんもとても優しくて、たまに待ってくれましたし。 逆に白塗り美人を見て喜んでた方々も多くいらっしゃいました。本当にありがとうございます! Not too far out from Tokyo (close to Kawagoe, Saitama) is...

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