MUA: Chihiro Yoda
Recently, both the model Reina and hair & makeup artist Chihiro san invited me to go do a photoshoot around the same time, so I thought it'd be fun to do a collaboration all together. The images above are the result, and I'm quite happy with how they turned out despite it being the hottest day in Tokyo for years!! I can't believe I keep subjecting my models and makeup artists to these kind of tortures.. first freezing cold winter weather and winds.. now blazingly hot summer heat and humidity. But what I can say, these ladies were total pros! From the cool expressions on Reina's face above, I'm sure you can't tell that it was actually around 37 degrees celsius (99 F!!) outside, can you believe it? As always, I loved working with Chihiro san and watching her work her magic. I especially like the hairstyle she created in the second set, so elegant and pretty.
Having so many interesting and talented people to collaborate with is one of the things I like most about being in Tokyo, and fashion photographers get to connect with so many different models, makeup artists, designers, people of all types and backgrounds... I'm still a very long way toward my goal, but it's exciting just being in progress still. I would love to do more collaborations with other bloggers and so on, exploring and enjoying the process of creativity and expression.