[NSFW] My First Trip to Japan! A shoot with Mocoro Mamiya in Tokyo

June 10, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

I've been really lacking with the blog posts but I am slowly trying to get this thing going lol

This post is definitely long overdue! I wanted to write about my shoot with Japanese art model, Mocoro Mamiya, of Tokyo :)

I have been following Mocoro on instagram for a while and LOVED her gallery! She definitely mastered her art in posing and self expression using her body. When I messaged her that I was coming to visit Tokyo, she was quick to respond and said that she was excited to do a shoot with me! 

At first, I was a little nervous knowing that I probably won't be able to communicate effectively since my Japanese is pretty limited. Mocoro is really great in English writing and reading! Unfortunately, like most Japanese citizens, her conversational English is very limited because speaking in English isn't regularly practiced in Japan, which I TOTALLY understand! Although communication between us during the shoot was difficult, she definitely did a great job in understanding how I wanted her to pose and express :) It's like she could read my mind! Mocoro is such a sweet person, I'd love to work with her again.

Ever since this experience, I dedicated myself to learning Japanese so that I can at least have a conversation with the locals. I have been practicing and studying since I came back home to Honolulu. I loved this trip and this photoshoot so much that I intend to come visit Japan every year and hopefully work with more Japanese talent like Mocoro!

Equipment used:

Sony A7RIII 

50mm f/1.4 Sony Zeiss Planar

Rotolight Neo II


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