|What Miu's been up to in a Shinjuku convenience store at 2:30am after a Saturday night out...|
(with photographer Dmitri Reyer)
Since arriving, I've had quite a hand-full of work. I had my first shoot in a long time with a pair of Spanish photographers, David Rodriguez Toro and Jordi Olaria with whom I had the honour of working with last September. We did a lot of artistic fetish and erotica stuff this time. Then I came across Russian photographer Dmitri Reyer on Facebook who covers a number of "cool" parties and events in Tokyo as well as working with the most stunning models. I have to say I was chuffed he actually wanted to work with me, let alone even speak to me! I also had the opportunity for the first time to experiment with body-painting with Singaporean graphic artist Eldred Tjie and American photographer Jay. Then today, I was called over at the last minute by David to join in on a fetish and erotica shoot featuring Shuhei Kitagawa as the Shibari artist, along with his model, Rei-chan.
Unfortunately, there were some photographers I didn't get to shoot with this time. Due to time constraints, weather and putting family matters as priority, I had to unfortunately cancel a few shoots out of town. I have worked with Nagoya-based photographer Jeffrey Johnston a few times already but not yet with Swiss photographer Laurent Schattenmann in Uji (near Kyoto). Sorry guys!! Next time, I'll make sure I set aside enough time and organise myself more.
I will be posting more blogs in due course as photos arrive. Still, I just wanted to share my thoughts about coming back into the scene. It's great! I'm loving it! I suppose having a break certainly helped. Modelling at times takes a lot of you, and you really need to be in the right state of mind to enjoy it. Once I leave Japan for Holland, I envision going back to modelling more. There are a few projects on the pipeline involving local photographers and some exciting assignments in Belgium and Germany. So keep your eyes peeled for more stuff from Miu!