Mari: fashion model in Tokyo. Location fashion shooting in Tokyo
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Mari on location: test shoot in Kichijoji

Spent a few hours out with Mari yesterday, doing a test shoot around Nishi-Ogikubo and Kichijoji. Great areas to shoot in around there.

Found this nice conjunction of elements [sign, old window, creeping foliage] in a side-street not far from the station.

Nikon D700
Nikkor 50mm f/1.8AiS


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  1. Kichijoji is a great place for street photography as well, Alfie.

  2. I live about a 25minute drive from there.

  3. I've done a bit there, +Henry Stradford. Haven't spent so long there cos its an hour from my place. The underneath of the railway lines between Kichijoji and Nishi-ogikubo is a fashion photographer's dream. 900m of arches and perspective.

  4. upper waiste of lady is of good coloring combinations, but the lower part to my simple note of photo sense is not of same degree. Iwish pants of other slight color than darkish blue.

  5. We were shooting in various locations yesterday, +Idris Elamin. It's simply not possible without having a minibus as a changing room and wardrobe, to rove around Tokyo picking the perfect clothes for each spot. I agree that her pants slightly disappear into the background but its as much how this shot appears on the screen as it was a problem if wardrobe. On my screen the high rez version has more shadow detail in her trousers.

  6. Plus, on a test shoot I don't just walk out to one spot with THE clothes to wear in that one spot; I shoot a range of places. I like the overall feel of this picture and actually I never post work online that both the model and I are not happy with. I'm not in the business of pleasing all of the people all of the time. As long as I please the client/model and me, bollocks to the rest. The general population liking a photo is a happy bonus. 🙂

  7. Of course taste and sense are rational and differs from one person to
    another. Also we are happy to find scholar on size and status of
    dr.Goodrich to listen to us lay persons.

  8. I like the photo and of course the model

  9. Gisle Daus

    Hi Alfie, cool location , like Maris relaxed pose – overall a nice shot with a nice model. Picking up the D700 again? 😉

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