Model: Maomi Melody
Images shot for Adidas global NMD launch campaign. Featuring 6 cities around the world to showcase the shoe in each unique urban landscape.
Editorial shot for Intelligence Magazine Issue 04.
Featuring Japanese brand Wacko Maria. The concept was to create a film-like ambience of the team after hours. Showing the true spirit of what cultivated the brand from the start
Editorial shot for Japanese online magazine Sigmafat featuring Taiwanese producer and artist Meuko! Meuko!
Lookbook shot for Addict Noir Tokyo-based fashion label.
Images shot for Poweredby. Tokyo to accompany a film featuring neon craftsman Hidenobu Takanashi.
Model: Lillian Lin
Single CD jacket shot for artist Yasuda Rei's「きみのうた」
Over the past half century, a rapidly evolving Japanese culture has arguably lead to the steady decline of the kimono industry, and with it, it’s artisanal craft. However, a recent mindshift in contemporary Japanese fashion sees the promise of injecting a newfound vigor into this age-old tradition.
Contemporary Japanese labels such as Yohji Yamamoto, Sasquatchfabrix., NUNO, theSakaki, and Needles are now in collaboration with these artisans in an effort to revitalize an industry teetering on the brink of extinction. Amami Oshima, the largest island within an archipelago off the southern coast of Japan, is also home to one of the richest silk textiles known to the world. With its subtropical climate and surrounding vegetation, the island possesses a 1,300 year history of producing Oshima Tsumugi - a superior hand woven silk traditionally used for kimonos. As part of Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo, we travelled to the island to visit Oshima Tsumugimura, an establishment dedicated to maintaining these antique practices. We spoke with Takaki Koshima, grandson of the founder, to learn more about the processes of silk manufacturing and bring to light an otherwise forgotten craft. -Zen Tsujimoto
Models: Cherry Jerrera + Yaco
Make: Toyoda Yousuke
Shot at their headquarters and surrounding area in Okayama, Japan.
Model: Juliana Minato
Editorial shot for Numéro China September Issue featuring actress and model Ayami Nakajo wearing Chanel Haute Couture.
Model: Ayami Nakajo
Make-up: Yousuke Toyoda
Hair: Koichi Nishimura
Styling: Kumiko Kobayashi
Editorial shot for Nylon Magazine December Issue.
Featuring Anna Suda.
Model: Anna Suda
Hair & Make: Chie Sasaki
Edit: Akiko Tomita
Styling: Yuyuko Manome
Model: Rinaco Aoki
Images shot for The New Order Magazine Vol. 15 at a love hotel in Kawasaki, and Bar Casba in Tokyo. 10-page interview tie up with Japanese brand Black Weirdos new FW16 Collection.
Models: Ei Kaneko and Jajyu
Make-up: Chie Sasaki
Editorial shot for her. Magazine Issue 03 in Tokyo.
Model: Victoria Düngen
Make-up: Chie Sasaki
Styling: James Oliver
Initial brand direction photography for Kalkul, a modular 3D-printed earphone brand based in Tokyo.
Model: Aki Takeda
Styling: Sachiko Omori
Model: Luu Cheng
Photography for Fabric-Brand & Co. by Simon Miller, a Japan-produced selvedge denim.
I traveled to Fukuyama and Okayama, Japan to document the process of creating selvedge denim from the cotton spun thread to the end dry processing. Home of some of the world's highest quality denim manufacturers.
Photography and Video Direction for the ML2016 New Balance shoe launch.
Models: Louïs Rault and Christopher Hochster
I was tasked to create an atmosphere around a shoe that is designed in Tokyo yet created for the world. To define the shoe and Tokyo as one, I saw the two as a fusion of old and new, past and future, analog and digital. A balance of lifestyle, high fashion, and craft.
I wanted to portray the memories and feelings I had when I first moved to Japan by instilling a sense of solitude and inner thought within the photographs.
Photography for Adidas Japan's yearly 'All in for Running' calendar 2015 that was distributed at Adidas retail stores across Japan.
Art Direction and Photography for the Laforet Grand Bazar Summer 2012 Campaign. Laforet is a department store and museum located in the commercial district of Harajuku, Tokyo. The Grand Bazar is a massive seasonal sale for various fashion brands held inside of the Laforet building. The model was shot in front of a shelf with bottles and cans painted white and then a photograph of the original set was LED projection-mapped onto the scene again to create a surreal 3D aesthetic to the shelf and ghostly appearance to the model.
Produced with AOI Production and Thomas Inc. in Tokyo, Japan