This was a quick shot by me, taken using the modelling lamps for the ProPhoto strobes my student and I had set up for his lesson. I wanted to get at least one for myself, as we'd gone to the trouble of getting Yumi [a model I worked with quite a lot earlier this year] all made up like this.

The chap spent three days shooting and learning with me in Tokyo recently. We collaborated on concepts but I played art director and he was the photographer.

Basic premise of the whole excercise was to get him working better as part of a creative team [him, director, model, make-up artist etc] and managing his vision and balancing that with the needs of a commercial shoot. I made magazine-style spreads from his shoots after the shoot.

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