Photographer: Hiroki Nagahiro
Makeup artist: Yumi Conaghty
Clothes Design: Miriam @ Munk FELT
Model: Sam Frew @ Elite Model Management / Vertueux Model Management
FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER INTERVIEW
1.What does this collection say about your mindset when you were creating it?
Shapes, tones, colours, a point of view, I always think very simple.
2.Where do you most often find inspiration from? And when you lose it...what do u do to find it?
All the experience I have been through. Inspiration is everywhere. It comes and goes all time.
3.What do you look for and lookout for... when putting together the perfect set team?
I just make sure all the team shows their own styles, strong points, trying to extend the style rather than suppress ideas.
4.Why editorial, session work? So many say it’s a dead road... why did you continue to pursue this path?
I believe that my team, they all together to create “beauty” we believe in. The editorial work just happened to be the one of the way to show it.
5.While on set, how do you stay focused?
Enjoy every single moment what you are doing, and love. Just like kids, play with enthusiasm.
6.Share with us the most unexpected thing that has happened while on set, good or bad.
An unexpected thing always happens all the time. I don't remember much because I let things be and deal with it.
7.Favorite quote or quotes you live by? And how do u apply them to your work? What is your personal mantra?
Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent of perspiration. Thomas A. Edison
8.Is there anyone experience(s) in particular that you feel has made the biggest impact on your career?
The reason to start fashion photography, encountered beautiful photographs taken by Satoshi Saikusa.
And met great people who have changed my life.
Yoshi K, Dru B, Nicholas A, Neil S, Julie W, Kat V, Peter H, and Jo D, and more.
9.What do you believe is a common mistake within the industry? And what can others do to avoid being a cliche??
I do not know how to avoid them yet.
I guess we just keep making more mistakes so we learn from them.
10.Favorite adult beverage? Why...and when did u first have one?
ALL OF THEM! LOL!