Monday, September 28, 2015

Tokyo Fashion Photography: Kaitlin from Vanity Capital


It was a pleasure to meet Kaitlin from Vanity Capital and shoot for her during her visit to Tokyo. I love how elegant, feminine, and classy her style is, and she was such a nice person too. I'm glad she reached out to me to set up this fun shoot! Be sure to check out her blog for more photos of her outfits and travels.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Not just a dream


The sunlight seeps through my eyelids. I open them to tendrils of spider lily red and think - ah, this season has come around again. The season of pumpkin-orange sunsets splashed across the sides of buildings and along the roads, of deceptive warmth giving way to a long, icy winter. Wind whispers through grass. A mosquito lands on my upper arm; I swat it away. I am surrounded by green, green, green, and for a moment, everything is bathed in quiet, golden nostalgia.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Waiting for the rain


The house is quiet, dull afternoon light falling on scattered mementos and curving around their edges. Shadow and color, and when I think to really look, they're different than they seemed before. Outside, the air is thick with the promise of precipitation. The sky is gently bruised blue-gray. Barely any wind. On a day like this, I think across the miles and words separating us and keep placing one foot in front of the other until I've actually moved somewhere into the blurry landscape before me. Ah, here come the raindrops. All it takes is one thought, one whisper, and for the time being, everything rushes into sudden focus.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Tokyo Portrait Photography - Irina


Here are a few of my favorite shots from a portrait photoshoot with Irina, whom I've had the pleasure of shooting for a few times in the past. It was great to see her again and make these photos together; in her gorgeous flowing dress, she even braved the light rain of the afternoon, and I'm so glad she did because the lighting was perfect, a mysterious kind of misty glow. Thank you, Irina!