Friday, 31 August 2012
Wednesday, 29 August 2012
I went to check out the Harajuku Omotesando Genki Matsuri over the weekend and it was like nothing I've seen before! It was like a non-stop dance party with street performances happening all around Harajuku, Omotesando and Yoyogi Park. Loud music, crazy energy and such bright and colorful outfits. It was hard to pull myself away from it and go take street photos instead! Here are some of my favorite shots (the little kids were so so cute doing all the dance moves!)...
Monday, 27 August 2012
Saturday, 25 August 2012
The streets are so colorful at the moment, especially on a Friday or Saturday evening when everyone is out and about, heading off to the summer festivals and fireworks displays around the city. Everywhere you look, there are people wearing yukata or jinbei, and it's so cool to see so many different colors, styles and outfits that these girls and guys put together. Mixing modern with traditional, funky prints, cool hairstyles and cute little carry bags, I'm really loving the summer festival vibe of this city.
I also shot some exclusives of "summer festival style" for Refinery29.com. I'll let you know when it's up! Have a great weekend everyone :)
Thursday, 23 August 2012
If you wanna know more about Eppai and his music, you can check out his website here.
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Monday, 20 August 2012
The weekends are usually our quieter days for shooting so on Saturday afternoon we made a short video of us out and about in Harajuku. We had a lot of fun filming it, it's a little bit silly, and I was in complete hysterics watching parts of it for the first time! Here it is, hope you enjoy watching :)
Saturday, 18 August 2012
Thursday, 16 August 2012
I'm happy to have contributed a couple of photos (Takashi from Tokyo and Han Hyeran from Seoul) for a Global Street Style slideshow on NYMag.com's The Cut. Click here for the full slideshow. The Cut have just launched their new website so check in for more fashion and more street style from New York and the rest of the world.
Wednesday, 15 August 2012
Monday, 13 August 2012
This is Hayato wearing Limi Feu and the amazing tengu-geta, a type of traditional Japanese footwear which is typically worn with yukata or other more casual Japanese clothes. It's the first time that I've seen anyone wearing this type of geta with only the single-centered "tooth" to balance on. I was actually quite lucky to get the standing shot as it was incredibly hard for Hayato to stand still in one spot, it was sort of arms and legs all over the place and we all had a good laugh while I was frantically trying to capture a shot that looked like he was even half balanced! Hence the reason I ended up taking some shots of him leaning on the fence instead. Hayato did say that they were pretty easy to walk in though, so it must be that once you get started you just have to keep walking I guess and never stand still in one spot for more than 2 seconds!
Friday, 10 August 2012
Wednesday, 8 August 2012
Monday, 6 August 2012
Friday, 3 August 2012
It's summer time in Tokyo right now and that means fireworks, festivals and lots of people walking around in their summer yukatas. It's cool to be in a modern city where there is such a huge mix of different styles, fashion and trends, old and new, and a place where you see people of all ages casually walking around town dressed in traditional Japanese style. The yukata is made of a very light cotton so not only are they worn to festivals and parties, but they're also another option for keeping cool during these hot summer months.
Wednesday, 1 August 2012
While waking around the back streets of Harajuku, I often come across someone who just looks totally cool and in one of those "perfect candid shot" moments, either sitting, standing, leaning, riding their bike etc. The sort of moments where if I went up to them and asked them for their photo, then that moment would be ruined. So usually I just settle for taking these photographs in my head as I still haven't figured out the best way to take candids without feeling awkwardly creepy and without ruining that "perfect moment". But I couldn't let this one go so I ran up to Kyoshi, asked him if I could take a quick shot just how he is sitting and I got this shot. Not so candid in the end but it's the candid type of shot I would have otherwise taken in my head so I was pretty happy!