Monday, July 28, 2014

Sea of Green

The midsummer heat sears down on my head and shoulders, painting my skin another shade of tan with every outing. Tall grasses surround me and wave with the river wind, all long tendrils and blurs of yellow-green. If I close my eyes, there is first silence - then the buzz of insects, the flutter of wings, the shouts of children playing in a nearby field.

Summer stretches on, hot and lazy, as though it will never end. Even at night, the air is humid, but the taste of warmth always brings with it a sense of nostalgia, days of summer break and sprawling on the grass. Even if we can never return to the past, it remains part of us, traveling around and around in our blood. The air, the smells, the feelings of summers before; the sounds and tastes of the present. They overlap and melt into each other.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tokyo Fashion Blogger: Letters Impromptu x Daniel Wellington Part II

Did some shooting the other day with Samantha for Daniel Wellington, on an overcast late afternoon in Daikanyama. Please check out Samantha's blog to see the rest of the photos! :)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Tokyo Portrait Photography: Sunflower Afternoon

Nao has only been in Tokyo for a few months so far, but she seems to already fit in well while getting into her modeling work. I asked her what aspects of Tokyo she doesn't really like, and she replied: 1. how crowded it can get, and 2. how expensive it is to live here. Both characteristics of the big city, I can understand on both points. Despite moving to a completely new place and facing new obstacles, it's fantastic that young talents like Nao are continuing to work hard and chase after their dreams. Thank you Nao for the fun photoshoot amidst surprise sunflowers!