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Monday, September 30, 2013

Shibuya Street Studio Vol.1

Hit the streets of Harajuku/Omotesando and Shibuya to work on an ongoing Street Studio project together with fellow photographer Paul. Wanted to see what could be done with Hasselblads flagship digital medium size camera H5D (with a 80mm f/2.8 lens) and a small portable light/softbox. Being a rather large size and heavy camera and first time really shooting "street" all handheld, this proved to be a good challenge. I believe Hasselblads superior image quality didn't get enough chance to really come to it's proper element so I can see this also being done with a DSLR as well, or why not a H-Series 6x6 medium size film camera. As always, just trying to keep things simple, clean and straight forward. Ofcourse this isn't a set up one can haul around and shoot with alone. One shooter, one light holder and a backdrop holder was needed, not always ideal in my world but I think we got some good frames. To take this further and shoot in different areas of the megapolis can give some interesting results as well. Shibuya area being mostly young and self centered hipsters, whereas Ginza, Shinjuku, Akihabara, Asakusa etc would give you business people, young and old, hard, soft and all in between. Stay tuned, more to come.

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

M's Fashion Twin

Shot another one for KINARI (Issue #9 for Natal Design) and had the pleasure to use my good friend Mikele as a model. Pure and simple modeling, pure and simple camera set up and lighting. It was about +40C when we shot this, real stoic standard of M to bear the dune jacket and thick cotton clothing.

Last KINARI shoot with Mikele for Natal Design :



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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Dudes & Dudesses

While on assignment all around Tokyo this week I came by these beauties…

Sunday, September 15, 2013


Urban Dwelling

Continuos work on a project with the core of the urban dweller and how the city traps and restrict (the human) nature but also gives most of an identity and a safe-haven to play out our inverted self-centered dreams , do we all want to flow free and with ease? Born alone and will ultimately die alone, the time between these two events has been called "life" and "to live", how we choose to conduct these relatively short moments in history past/present/future is on everyones mind, monochrome gives you the true colors as usual.

On/Off, Live/Die, Black/White, Be/Don't give a fuck