Self Portrait with Photo Exif and FOTD

So I was sitting at my computer one night really wanting to go to Japan. And also at that instant I felt like photographing a fashion shoot.

It’s these small instances of inspiration that drive to do things outside of the ordinary, such as compose a song with lyrics, or completely reorganize my closet and donate half my wardrobe away to follow a more minimalist life.

But I wanted to see the vision right away, a Japanese-inspired shoot and I didn’t have an available model just standing right there, nor did I have any interesting attire, but I did have a kimono I bought at Japantown in Los Angeles.

So I did what I usually do. Do a ghetto self portrait with my camera and minimal lighting setup.

I don’t need much gear to achieve what I’m envisioning, but if I did have more gear, costume, models, makeup, etc, it would be lovely for sure.

Here’s a set of shots I took in less than 10 mins. Of course the hair and makeup took a bit longer!

Photo Exif: Canon 5DmkII, 24-70mm, f5, 1/125, ISO400, 600EX 1/16

Skincare: Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Face Wash, Pauala’s Choice BHA 2% liquid, Mizon Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule, Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence.

Makeup: BRTC BB Cream, MUFE Full Cover Concealer, Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Pact, MAC Impassioned Lipstick, Cargo Catalina Blush

Hair: Kerastase Resistance Volumactive Spray, Kerastase Styling Lift Vertige Root Lifting Gel


Japanese inspired self portrait

Japanese inspired self portrait

Black and white

Black and white

Red Kimono

Red Kimono

More self portraits, or fashion shoots to come! I have some neat ideas that I want to try out!!

Cheers, Elaine


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