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Model Call in Nagoya 29th Sept #ModelCall

Only open to people already or about to be in Nagoya Japan. If you’re travelling through, and will be in Nagoya on that afternoon, please get in touch. If you can’t do this, could you please pass this information onto a friend who might be interested. Also this is a great opportunity to build your portfolio, and to get know by me a photographer for future work. Updates to the following information will come.

What: Pose as customers in a local pub for commercial art project. The photos will be displayed at the Foreign Artists Exhibition in the first week of November.

Who: Limited to four people (preferably two men & two women) of about 30 years old. Nationalities should be mixed including Japanese and others.

When: 2-4pm, Saturday 29th Sept

Where: Local pub in Meieki, Nagoya, Japan.

Wear: Smart casual (more information to come)

Preparation: All models will be sent a Shoot Plan, which provides information to study, including how to pose, suggested pose styles, and makeup requirements and advice.

Makeup: This is a low-budget shoot, so sadly we cannot have the assistance of a MUA this time. Please prepare your own makeup as stated in the Shoot Plan.

Benefits: Trade-for-prints (up to 10 images for your portfolio and social media self-promotion, number of images will be decided later), and up to two free drinks provided by the venue. Possibility for more work in the future.

Legal: All models will be required to sign an industry standard model release in either English or Japanese.

Language: At least some English required; Japanese abilities are helpful.

Outcome: The images will be used in an art exhibition and online.

Contact: https://portfolio.japanesephotos.asia/contact.

See here for more information about model calls, and here for How to Model. モデル求人 and モデルのやり方.

A young lady in a local pub. A young lady in a local pub.

Model Call: Tokyo Travel Themed Street Shoot

Yay! I’ll be in Tokyo for a short trip on Tuesday / Wednesday. I hope to meet some models I hope to work with again later in July and August.

What: Photos of a tourist exploring the busy streets of Tokyo. The images will mostly be used for self-promotion for direct to client promotions and social media.
When: 3rd/4th July
– Tuesday afternoon / evening (times: TBC)
– Wednesday early morning (before things get too busy) / Afternoon (times: TBC)
Where: (TBC) Meet and discuss the shoot in a convenient café, near where we will shoot.
– Tuesday either Akihabara / Shibuya
– Wednesday Akihabara and (TBA)
Style: Casual / stylish, or all white.
Makeup: This is a low-budget shoot, please do your own.
Legal: You’ll be asked to sign a fairly standard model release.
Benefits:  You will get a selection of photos that you can use for your own self-promotion.
Contact:  Email me asap.

Please check this page again, as there will be updates.

Young Japanese lady in the trendy part of Nagoya city at night. Young Japanese lady in the trendy part of Nagoya city at night.

Model Call & Assistant Wanted in Nagoya in May/June

This is only for people in Japan, especially in or near Nagoya.

Part 1: Model call;  Part 2: Assistant needed

Hot new products for summer 2018

Hot new products for summer 2018

Part 1, Model Call

Who:  Women, preferably expats or travelling models visiting Japan. Basic English skills will help.

What:  Summer themed clothing & fashion shoot, including swimwear

When:  TBC (probably 31st May, 6th, 13th, or 20th June), and again in July and/or August.

Where:  Possibly Utsumi Beach (Aichi) https://goo.gl/maps/eTx9hwq7A4F2, or similar place. If the model is based in another city like Tokyo, Osaka, or other, we may meet near there instead.

Transport:  Public transport will be reimbursed (paid back, please keep receipts or photos of tickets)

Benefits:  Usually ¥2,500/hour (depending on model) for four or five hours, transport time not included. Plus receive at least five key photos from the shoot. Model may keep the clothing for social media promotion purposes. More information about social media product placement and brand promotion provided when you contact me.

Collaboration projects, you of course won’t get paid, unless we can make sales. I’m considering 1. An Instagram project (portraits in the city), and 2. making a photo book and calendar. Let me know if you’re interested, or if you have your own idea.

MUST:  Provide information about your clothing sizes as soon as possible, including type of mobile phone you have (especially if you have an iPhone or Samsung). Have own medical insurance.

Generally modelling information:  Here.

Contact:  Please contact me as soon as possible.

Views of Utsumi Beach, Aichi, Japan.

Views of Utsumi Beach, Aichi, Japan.

Part 2, Assistant Wanted

Who:  A bilingual (English / Japanese) speaker needed; some Chinese abilities may also help. Since most models are women, a female assistant is preferred, but a male assistant will be hired if no one else suitable can be found.

What:  Assist with photography shoots.

Benefits:  Pay is usually ¥1,000/hour; usually for three to five hours each job, plus an hour of preparation before. Transport time not included.

When:  For the job above, plus occasionally through the year. May involve travel to other cities.

Transport:  Will be provided or reimbursed.

Description:  To assist the photographer with basic tasks on a photo-shoot, including holding flashes/lights, reflectors, replacing batteries, and other basic tasks. Also to assist the model(s) when required.

Requirements:  Bilingual or have good-enough abilities in English & Japanese. Driver’s license may sometimes help. Some social media skills (especially Twitter and Instagram). Have own medical insurance.

ABlyth Product Banner March 2018

ABlyth Product Banner March 2018

Model & MUA Call Nagoya, Clothing shoot

Who: Models and Makeup artist (Nagoya-based people only)

What: Wanted one or two models (preferably an expat / foreign person) to model a range of t-shirts that are designed for an international market.

When: 26th February 2018, 12.30 to 3pm.

Who: Men and/or women aged 18 to 35 (the target demographic for these t-shirts)

Where: Meieki, Nagoya, Japan

Pay: ¥2,500/hr, 3 hours

Benefits: Models and MUA get a selection of 5 photos to keep for their own self promotion. Get a discount coupon for the online shopping store that is being promoted. Participants may be able to keep some clothing if a social media promotional agreement can be made.

Make-up artist: To prepare and assist models before and during the shoot.

If we don’t have a MUA for this shoot, models, please do your own makeup: simple and natural looking is needed.

Wear: Please bring and wear plain and solid colour jeans or trousers is fine.

FYI, the shoot location is indoors in an atmospheric, very instagram-able location.

More info and updates: Will be added above and below.

Current product sample images:

Model Call for Tokyo & Yokohama for summer themed shoot

Updated: 2nd Aug.

Wanted:

  1. (found) Models. Men, women, young, old, whatever.
  2. URGENTLY need a Makeup artist (do makeup, create a look suitable for scenes, assist the model, and some help with flashes)

Theme: Japanese summer. Shoot 1 “At home”,  Shoot 2 “Girl in Tokyo”, Shoot 3 “At the beach”.

When: all day, 8th August 2017.

Where: This is only open to models & MUA already in Japan.

Shoot 1, Indoors, 8th Aug: At a traditional style Japanese house, near central Yokahama.

Shoot 2, Street, 4th Aug: Will be a street shoot around Akihabara. (cancelled)

Shoot 3, Beach, 7th or 8th Aug: May be (depending on budget):    (cancelled)

 



Shadows.

 

Why: 1. Actually, I’m not normally available to shoot in summer in Japan, and so I have this big gap in my photo library. Also, I really don’t know what to shoot, and so I need some practice and a chance to experiment with a summer theme. 2. Some of these will be sample-photos to call for sponsors for future shoots. 3. Product placement shoot (if sponsors can be found in time).

Paid: For the right model & mua, yes I will pay.

What to wear: Summer fashion themes. Strictly, no brand names, no logos, and no copyrighted designs. This will be a low-budget shoot, and so you will need to use your own wardrobe.

Shoot 1: Normal comfortable clothing (not old unfashionable things)

Shoot 2: Something that looks good, but can still look nice in 10 years.

Shoot 3: Swimsuit(s), beach/summer shawl, hat, sunglasses, flip-flops, towel. (You will need to get into the water).

If you have another idea, please tell me.

Other: A model release needs to be signed, and you cannot have exclusive contract restrictions for too many products.

More info: My standard model call (en) and モデル求人, 日本語 (jp), contact me and I can send the draft shoot plan.

 



Young Japanese lady.

Summer theme photos #ModelCall in #Nagoya #名古屋

Wanted: Models. Men, women, young, old, whatever.

Theme: Japanese summer.

When: Summer (Any time now to mid-September), but contact me as soon as possible, so I can fix my schedule.

Where: Mostly Nagoya (Sakae, Shin-Sakae, Higashiyama Botanic Gardens, Tsurumai Park, or even Shin-Maiko on the Meitetsu Line), but I may also do a trip to Tokyo and Kyoto. For travelling models, look at my Nagoya, Kyoto, and Tokyo pages for ideas.

 



Young Japanese lady at Sensoji Temple with Tokyo Skytree in the background.

 

Why: Actually, I’m not normally available to shoot in summer in Japan, and so I have this big gap in my portfolio. Also, I really don’t know what to shoot, and so I need some practice and a chance to experiment with a summer theme.

Paid: For the right model, yes I can pay. Otherwise, TFP (Trade for photos), which is perfect for models wanting their first photos for their portfolios, for professional models wanting shots for their Instagram feed, and creative models & MUA wanting help on a project.

What: I’d prefer to show typical Japanese summer themes like fireworks, festivals, but also water and sea. However, I’d be happy to hear your ideas and creatively plan a shoot together.

What to wear: Depends on the theme and creative style we can plan. If a summer festival, then a yukata would be great. If in the city, then summer fashion themes. If you have another idea, please tell me.

More info: My standard model call (en) and モデル求人, 日本語 (jp).

 



Young American lady leaving a restaurant in Nagoya, Japan.

Model call for Tokyo 7-9 Jan 2017

* Tokyo-based people only
TBC = To be confirmed. Schedules and details are still being organised.
TBA = To be announced. When the schedule is fixed, you will be told the details.

 

Basic info: The shoot is in Tokyo Japan, and only open to anyone (aged 20 and older) in the Tokyo area. The shoot can be scheduled for the morning, afternoon, or evening. Please note that the payment is in Japanese yen, not US dollars or other currencies.

Wanted: male and female models or couples for (outdoor) traveller / tourist type of photos, and candid-like street portraiture. Clothing should be nice, simple, but of tourist-like appearance. You may also be needed for an artistic makeup art shoot.
Also, young Japanese women with kimonos, or other people in cosplay.
MUA: Makeup artist to ensure the models look great and natural. Provide makeup work, basic hair setting, and nails. Also some general photo shoot assistance.


Theme: Candid street portraits and traveller / tourism
Location: Streets and tourist areas of central Tokyo including Shibuya and the vicinity of Tokyo Skytree, Akihabara, or Harajuku; TBC.
When: Time: TBA; Dates: 7th, 8th, or 9th January 2017.
Clothing: This is a low-budget shoot, so there is no wardrobe to be supplied. Please wear something that is not high fashion, but nice, simple, and with no brands or logos. Comfortable shoes is also best.
Also, young female Japanese models who have a kimono, or has a cosplay outfit, and who is available on Monday the 9th Jan. This shoot is a collaborative project, and so it will probably be TF (trade for), which means unpaid, but you will get photos for your portfolio for self-promotion. This shoot will be with an international model who is in Japan for a very short time.
Pay: TF (Trade for, unpaid) for collaborative projects.
Others: Models, ¥2,500/hour (Japanese currency) each shoot; shoots can be 2 to 4 hours. MUA, ¥5,000 for two hours, plus makeup kit expenses (negotiable).
Required: Models will sign a model release to allow the photos to be used for commercial purposes. Photos will be added to commercial stock libraries.
Links: For general model call information in English and モデル求人日本語, see this announcement on Model Mayhem, Contact me here, or via JapanesePhotos.Asia for more information. My main portfolio is on PhotoShelter.


General advice: Please where full length heat-tech or thermal underclothing, and no clothing with brand logos or print designs. Please do not bring large or heavy bags; you should keep them in a train station locker.

Model and MUA call in #Nagoya #名古屋

This is a open only to people who are or will be in Nagoya, Japan.

Basic info: The shoot is in Nagoya city, and only open to anyone (aged 20 and older); professional or amateur. I want to expand my tourism and art collection, and I need your help.

Two young women taking selfies at Senso-ji Temple, Tokyo.

Two young women taking selfies at Senso-ji Temple, Tokyo.

Wanted: male and female models or couples for (outdoor) traveller / tourist type of photos, candid-like street portraiture, and art. Clothing should be nice, simple, but of tourist-like appearance. It is possible that we cannot get a makeup artist, so be prepared to do your own.
MUA: Makeup artist to ensure the models look great and natural. Provide makeup work, basic hair setting, and nails. Also some general photo shoot assistance.

Theme: Tourists in Nagoya; Ghosts in the City.
Location: Streets and tourist areas of central Nagoya including Meieki and Sakae, Nagoya Castle, Atsuda Shrine, and others.
When: The New Year period, weekends in January, and weekdays/weekends in February and March.

Young twenty-something friends on a day out in Osaka.

Young twenty-something friends on a day out in Osaka.

Clothing: This is a low-budget shoot, so there is no wardrobe to be supplied. Please wear something that is fashionable, nice, simple, and with no brands or logos. Comfortable shoes is also best. Wear thermals or heat-tech underneath.
Pay: Models, ¥2,500/hour (Japanese currency); each shoot can be 2 to 4 hours. MUA, ¥5,000 for two hours, plus makeup kit expenses (negotiable). Multiple shoots are planned.
Required: Models will sign a model release to allow the photos to be used for commercial purposes. Also, a shoot plan will be sent a day or two before the shoot, please study and rehearse these poses.
Links: For general model call information in English and モデル求人日本語, see this announcement on Model Mayhem, Contact me here, or via JapanesePhotos.Asia for more information. My main portfolio is on PhotoShelter.

 

General advice: Please where full length heat-tech or thermal underclothing, and no clothing with brand logos or print designs. Please do not bring large or heavy bags; you can keep them in a train station locker.

Model call: Christmas in Nagoya

This is a open only to people who are in Nagoya, Japan.

Basic info: The shoot is in Nagoya city, and only open to anyone (aged 20 and older). I don’t have any Christmas related photos in my collection, and these are urgently required.


Wanted: male and female models or couples for (outdoor) traveller / tourist type of photos, and candid-like street portraiture. Clothing should be nice, simple, but of tourist-like appearance. It is possible that we cannot get a makeup artist, so be prepared to do your own.
MUA: Makeup artist to ensure the models look great and natural. Provide makeup work, basic hair setting, and nails. Also some general photo shoot assistance.

Theme: Christmas in Japan.
Location: Streets and tourist areas of central Nagoya including Meieki and Sakae.
When: 18th December 2016; morning, afternoon, or evening.
Clothing: This is a low-budget shoot, so there is no wardrobe to be supplied. Please wear something that is fashionable, nice, simple, and with no brands or logos. Comfortable shoes is also best.
Pay: Models, ¥2,500/hour (Japanese currency) each shoot; shoots can be 2 to 4 hours. MUA, ¥5,000 for two hours, plus makeup kit expenses (negotiable).
Required: Models will sign a model release to allow the photos to be used for commercial purposes. Also, a shoot plan will be sent a day or two before the shoot, please study and rehearse these poses.
Links: For general model call information in English and モデル求人日本語, see this announcement on Model Mayhem, Contact me here, or via JapanesePhotos.Asia for more information. My main portfolio is on PhotoShelter.

General advice: Please where full length heat-tech or thermal underclothing, and no clothing with brand logos or print designs. Please do not bring large or heavy bags; you can keep them in a train station locker.

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