Here are a few select photos from a shoot I did with Hayato! It was fun exchanging ideas and going in search of interesting backgrounds to use. Hayato mostly gave me and the camera some quite cool looks, but I caught the rare burst of a smile in the first photo, after handing him a rock and saying it looked great! I hope I can learn more ways to bring out the personality of models and help them let their guard down, since it's so much more exciting to me when capturing those spontaneous moments and unplanned expressions.
The weather's slowly warming up these days in Tokyo, and the humidity level is starting to creep up as well. A hint of the rainy season is rising in the atmosphere... everything feels so nostalgic to me around this time of year, since late summer is when I first arrived in Japan.