I am fascinated with oriental arts, with different forms of Japanese and Chinese theatre and performance. Such things draw me magically, having irresistable magic to me. As it happens, my favourite model Koko Kitty, being Asian herself has knowledge of such arts. She actually learned some forms of such performance, a traditional Fan Dance and more. She also had in mind a shoot in a Goth style. Well, why not combine it all? In my experience such fusions can give most interesting results. So, we mixed a touch of goth with Kabuki type of makeup, and added a few drops of modern style to it. My Chinese calligraphy bamboo brush added a final touch to this image - one of many from our long series. Can I tell you something personal? I just LOVE this photo, the expression Koko created here, silence, but also a quiet tension, the focus... Focus - on what? on YOU - the viewer? Or perhaps she looks past you and focuses on her memories? Such quiet power, such unsaid determination. Yes, it is one of my most beloved images. How do YOU feel about it? Does this dark Kabuki draw you in? Thanks!

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