Yes, I know none of you are even reading this part are you? Go straight for “Read the rest of this page.”
Right, at the risk of sounding like a sleaze (Risk? I do believe we have pass that point), last year December, during my year end trip to Japan, my friend helped me arranged a model shoot.
I have photograph other models before but this would be my first in Japan especially when language is an issue (this problem didn’t happened during my model shoots in Thailand), but luckily CrossChannel was there to assist in any language barrier related issues.
Although in retrospect I didn’t really need him there as the model was very easy to work with and understood my directions, but even then I would still have him there just in case of any problems. The shoot was done at one of the rented studios CrossChannel managed to find as well. Like I said, CrossChannel is absolutely indispensable and this whole shoot would not have been possible without him.
So what was the theme? Well it very well depended on what outfits were available for rent at the studio and since the choices were rather limited, I decided to stick with both school uniforms. Yes I know, that is rather cliche and boring but then I decided to stick to tried and true for this model session.
And that concludes the first part, short I know but then as I mentioned before, I’m not really good at this and only do it for pure fun. Unlike my other comrades who are so good, they could probably make a living out of it! (You know who you are!).
How was it all arranged?
The short version? Leave it to CrossChannel to handle.
The long version? Leave it to CrossChannel to find a list of models, shortlist the ones that you want to shoot, contact the model for price and availability then look for a studio to rent and if outfits are not supplied by the model, check for price for renting (This is Japan, any outfit can be found. The only question, is the model okay with it and whether you have the moola or not!). Again, leave it to CrossChannel to handle the communications and just be there ready with moola!
I thought I answered this already? Oh alright, I just wanted to at least try it out once. It had been many moons since I did a model shoot and wanted to relax from all the street shooting I had been doing for the print room and oddly, it really helps me overcome my fears with talking with complete strangers (those of you who know me well will KNOW I am lying about that point!). So far this experience shows aside from the language matter, a model shoot in Japan is essentially the same as any other model shoot.
Will I do it again?
HELL YEAH! It was absolutely fun!
And now onto Part 2!
And that complete this series until the next one, oops did I just say that out loud? :P