Fashion

Sand colour

This time, it was my intention to make the model's skin tone look like the colour of sand by the ocean. I wanted to create a dry and worn out feeling while remaining edgy and fashionable.
I still need to figure out a way to lessen the information in the mid range colour tones so that the image looks more graphical. Nevertheless, I am grateful to have been able to try out this new method thanks to great team work by Sher (MUA), Uno (Hair), and Michelle (Stylist).

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HNY + First Beauty Session

The other day, we had an opportunity to set up a beauty editorial with the talented makeup artist Sherlyn Torres. For this session, I tried a couple of gobos in my studio experimenting with what type of light shape I could make. I used a relatively hard light to preserve the edge nicely, and tried various objects such as duct tape and table placemats.

Here's the photo created with light shaped from duct tape :)

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Skin tone and depth

When it comes to my photography I've always tried to improve two things, skin tone and background depth.
I think it is really important to find out your own recipe for a unique skin tone to describe human beings. In regards to the background depth, I like feeling the space within the two dimensional realm of photography, while keeping the distortion of a model in balance. Unfortunately, I am limited with my studio space at this point in the game, but I'd like to keep that in mind until I can work in a larger space.

Here's a recent test shoot I did with talented Meghane (Elite Models), who was visiting Toronto from Switzerland :)

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Model: Meghan (Elite Models)
HMUA: Sherlyn Torres
Stylist: Michelle Davis

3 months

It's been 3 months since I moved to Toronto. I've been trying to make myself busy in order to focus on improving my photography skills which includes post production and building up connections. Hope these efforts allow me to continue doing my passion in the future.

Here's a BTS shot and sneak peak of new work to come ;)

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Nicole (Elite Models)
Windy Chiu (HMUA)
Michelle Davis (Stylist)

70mm f3.5

The setting 70mm f3.5 on my camera and lens is my personal favourite these days to use in the studio. 70mm creates enough depth between the background and subject that doesn't make the photo look too compressed with minimal distortion of the model. F3.5 creates a nice sharpness while still maintaining a soft edge :)

Here's a sneak peek photo from our recent studio shoot (70mm f3.5)

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New life in Toronto

I've visited Toronto a couple of times before. I like how similar it is to Tokyo, where I grew up. It's a city of many options, and I am happy to restart my passion here.
This is a sneak peak from a photoshoot done in our new studio.
Thank you to the awesome makeup artist, Rhia Amio, model, Agnes (Elmer Olsen Models) and the stylist, Michelle Davis, for this shoot.

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Test shoot with Hannah

The other day, I did a fashion test shoot with Hannah (Key Model Management). I focused on how simply I could feature her traits through various clothing styles. Hannah is really fast to pick up anything I mentioned about posing or expression and I was glad to be able to work with her.
Also, Heather, the MUA, is a multi talented artist. She is a model, photographer, MUA and headpiece designer! Thank you so much for your help with posing for this shoot. Also, always a big thank you to Michelle Davis, the stylist.

Please check out my fashion gallery to see more images.

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Vancouver Fashion Week

This month, we collaborated with 3 clothing designers from Vancouver Fashion Week. Each designer's clothing was really unique in their own way so it was a challenge for me to put them together as one editorial. Here are some behind scenes shots, more images to come later !

Much appreciation to everyone involved on these photoshoots. 

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Two New Editorials

We have done 2 fashion editorial photoshoots recently. Thanks to everybody for collaborating in these photoshoots. I really love the fact that fashion photography is a creation from many artists who have different specialities. I can respect everybody's talent and that reminds me of how much I love this creative environment :)
Please check out more photos on my fashion gallery page.

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Our New Studio

Yesterday was our first session in our small studio downtown. A couple weeks ago we made the move from North Vancouver to Gastown. We prepared 2 different backdrops for this photoshoot, I'm glad they matched so well together. I will keep my eye out for nice backdrops in the city.

We had the pleasure of working with Emily Rose (Numa Models) for our first photoshoot in the new studio. Emily's potential is really high. I would love to work with her again on a more creative and elaborate session. Thanks to Yuki Lam for collaborating with us on this shoot. Also, thanks always to Michelle Davis for the styling. Here's a shot from the session. Check out on my "Fashion_studio" page.

We've also started doing portraits and headshots here in our studio. If you are interested feel free send me an email for all the details.

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