Coming of Age Day (成人の日) is a celebration for young ladies and gentlemen, for the day that they become “adults”. Many cultures in the world have similar celebrations and Japan as well. It was nice to see all those young ladies with their kimono :)
That day, my friend Danny Choo took the occasion to organize a meetup for a photoshot of the girls and then a photowalk around Shibuya
Last night I took a couple of beers at Shibuya (Tokyo) with some great friends: @jonnyli @gohsuket @KyleHase @papadimitriou @tangerinejp @lee_marqueses
A good friend of mine, @iMorpheus, asked me to write about how I took this portrait for his new group created in flickr, check it here.
It was a bar, it was dark, it was crowded, there was smoke in the air and I was sitting in a table, drank a few beers…
At that point the victim (Paul) was just in the right position in front of me and smoking. I had to shot a portrait!
In the bag I had a flash Sigma EF-500, Nikon D200 and a small white sheet plus a TTL cord to detach the flash from the camera to make it movable. @tangerinejp helped me putting the white sheet near Paul’s face, the flash settings were in manual at minimum power 1/64. The camera settings were f/3.2, 1/250, ISO 100 and white balance in flash mode. The rest of the job corresponds to the model, he really played the role and that’s one of the most important things. That’s why although the conditions might be bad or the equipment might be poor, if the model knows how to behave in front of the camera, and knows how to transmit a feeling, the rest is just a right shot!
Last Friday I went to the HUOVA living art event. It was pretty interesting and a lot of cool people were there.
The concept is simple, just a painting in 20 minutes in front of a public. Creating just in the moment, living art is what happened that day.
It was located in Shibuya, the young district of Tokyo in an old and surrealist building.
HOUVA web Page
Houxo Que ホウコォ キュウ
Some pictures of the event:
Some pictures of the confidential party at Tangerine club, last Saturday.
I went there to listen to my friend Marco as a DJ that night. He is trying to introduce Trance music in Japan.
It was a nice party and a good moment to take pictures in a really hard environment. Taking pictures in concerts and clubbing with low light conditions and people moving all around is not an easy task but it’s really funny :)