Kaho in Tokyo, Japan

January 23, 2020

Editorial, Film, Portrait

I first met up with Kaho at the busy Shimokitizawa train station. The Shimokitizawa neighborhood, considered to be one of the trendiest and bohemian quarters in Tokyo, is where I spent most of my time. So, I knew that it was the perfect place to photograph her. Being reminiscent of old Tokyo, we started in some of the narrow alleyways closest to the heart of Shimokita and then finished up in the outlying neighborhoods. On a somewhat brisk and windy Spring day, the light ended up being perfectly vibrant and sunny, allowing me to play with contrasting shadows and movement in each photograph. I used a medium format film camera – Mamiya 645 – and an old Canon rebel SLR with Canon l-series lenses. These days I’m transitioning more and more to analog film in my work. The more I work with film, the more I whole-heartedly that it ultimately represents me as an artist and photographer: raw, dynamic, and authentic. Thank you for taking a look at my blog today. Enjoy!

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