I met Ella through the ModelMayhem website. She is from Cleveland, USA, has been here in Japan for almost two years, teaches English by day and is the singer in a rock-band by night, with a Japanese boyfriend who wants to be an astronaut. Cool.
Lovely girl, good fun and despite the baking sunshine and searing heat today, we got some good shots.
Cup of tea and cake with my wife and kids afterwards too. After which I headed off for a dip with the kids in the open-air swimming-pool in the same park. Nice day.
Ella will be modelling for a bunch of forthcoming outdoor and indoor photo workshops for Japanorama.co.uk
Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 AF D @ f/2
Nikon SB800 at camera left in SU-4 mode, on a tripod, fired remotely at about 1/32 power through a Lumiquest III softbox.