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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.

Ghosts in the City

The latest art project is the culmination of ideas relating to cities, humanity, history, future, and the present. Actually, the inspiration came from the first colour film of London made in 1927 (BFI, and YouTube). I can’t find the original quote, but a photographer or the film restorer felt that whilst cities are permanent, in fact London has changed little since 1927, the people are constantly changing. Our lives are fleeting and transient, and so he said that people are like ghosts passing through the city. In fact, we live our lives, and carry out our affairs with earnest, energy, seriousness, and hard determination. All of our struggles, achievements, disasters, love, loss, happiness, sadness, and more are lived out in these spaces called ‘a city’. However, what remains of our individual lives after we die? Very little. The architecture, the monuments, the transport spaces, the market spaces, the houses, and the culture of the people who survive today, which will be passed on and tweaked by a new group of people over generations. Otherwise, there is no memory of the individual people except in what remains of treasured architecture and monuments. Even though we are alive now, we are already merely ghosts passing through the permanence of the city space.

This series, Ghosts in the City, was done with a great model Miyu, and make up artist Ksara. The photos were taken in and near the famous Shibuya Crossing (aka, The Shibuya Scramble). The very same place that is used in movies, like Resident Evil, as a symbol of modernity, Tokyo, and Japan. The shoot was done in the early evening in the hope that the crossing would be crazy-busy with people getting across the scramble.

To purchase these images for prints, private or commercial download, go to the Ghosts in the City gallery and to the “Buy” button.