If a circus trainer ties a baby elephant to a peg when it was too small and weak to free itself; no matter how large and strong the elephant becomes, it will continue to believe it cannot free itself from its shackle.
It is something my younger self can relate.
I photographed this series many months ago. It was my very first foray into lo-fi and instant photography . . .
I created this series for myself. Ignoring all rules and fashion trends, I made most of the clothing myself. These are some of the most impractical clothing anyone would ever encounter, created only for these photographs.
Interestingly enough, the only wearable thing I made for these series is the human hair shawl that gives you the illusion that the wearer just got a super long hair extension.
I photographed all of these images using Fuji Instax Wide; but it wasn’t a “point and shoot” kind of work.
I used a Profoto B1 with a translucent Deep Medium Umbrella as well as Limelite Mosaic 12×12″ Bi-Color LED Panel as a continuous lightsources. I also used a white foam core as a fill reflector to bounce the light to the model’s face.
Using Profoto B1 as a constant lightsource drains the monolight’s battery very quickly. So, I had multiple batteries and two high speed chargers that constantly charged the batteries during the shoot.
P.S. Under normal circumstances, I probably wouldn’t use this kind of lighting setup.
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Model: Regina Schnitzer
Make Up: Tomoko Miyamoto
Hair Stylist: Nami Hasegawa
Concept + Photography + Styling: Miu Vermillion
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