Autumn is my favorite season. It is also my ultimate muse. I always feel that during this time I ooze with creativity and ideas just keep on popping. And one way to translate these ideas is through a photo shoot. I don’t shoot for a living, I only shoot to release the accumulated stress I have being a salaryman. I posted a casting call in Model Mayhem and was fortunate to get positive replies from models in Japan, among them is Artemis Bare.
Artemis Bare has an impressive portfolio. I contacted and informed her that I normally shoot with friends (Russel and Ming) and that we depend on natural light instead of using external flash. She was completely fine with the set-up. Autumn leaves and foliage played an important part during the shoot. It was a perfect backdrop while she donned a vintage-princess-like dress. Hair and make-up were styled by Niki.
Yoyogi Park was the perfect location in realizing our concept. The weather was a bit cold though, luckily she was all covered. She was very professional despite having only an-hour sleep prior to the shoot, no complaints or whatsoever. Yes, she even volunteered to climb up a tree wearing a long gown.
It was an enjoyable 2-3 hour fun shoot. I always see to it that everyone involved in the shoot had a great time. Should there be another chance to shoot her, I would do it in a heartbeat.
In the meantime, I will wait for the coming autumn to be inspired once again, or to patiently wait for the birth of a new concept.