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Photo Essay • Nari Yamashina 1

By Nari Yamashina

Tokyo based fashion photographer Nari Yamashina starts this week with her first photo essay for JAPANESE STREETS

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In these works from my first collection I aim to express how modern girls easily metamorphose themselves using make-up and fashion as their tools.

In your journey through life you meet lots of different people with different ideas of what defines beauty. Each attracted to a different aspect of your personality. Make-up and fashion allows a girl to change and adjust whenever the need arises.

This is what the photos express. A girl can show herself as strong, as cute, as elegant. Her possibilities are endless.

Modeling was done by Yumi Murakami. She also did the styling. We found it difficult to take photos in the dark underground parking lot, but it was much fun.

By Nari Yamashina

Every girl is good at lying

To lie, she changes her appearance

Skirt fluttering in the wind

Crimson lipstick

Fishnet stockings on high heels

These are a girls’ armor

Her body pretends, but she looks you straight into the eyes

Mistress of Deceit

By Nari Yamashina

By Nari Yamashina

By Nari Yamashina

By Nari Yamashina

By Nari Yamashina

By Nari Yamashina

By Nari Yamashina

これは私が始めて作品撮りした時のものです。

人生の中では、様々な価値観を持った人間と出会うだろう。
美しいと感じるものも、また人それぞれであり
女の子達は自分のファッションに身を包み、化粧をして
姿を変えては相手を魅了する。
力強く、可愛く、時に優美に。

この作品では、女の子達のそのような無限の可能性を映し出したかったのです。
暗い地下駐車場という、撮影が難しい場でしたがとても楽しい作品撮りでした。

女の子はみんな嘘が得意

姿を変えては嘘をつく

風になびくスカート

真っ赤な口紅

網タイツにハイヒール

それは彼女達の鎧

偽りの姿と真っ直ぐな眼差し

Mistress of Deceit

モデル、スタイリング:Yumi Murakami

Nari Yamashina (100323-3635) About the Author

Nari Yamashina studies fashion at Sugino Fashion College in Tokyo and indulges herself in her first love, photography, whenever she can. She passionately seeks to express her sense of self in her work.

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wooooow i really like the mickey mouse pics! the light is perfect and the background also, i can imagine how hard it was to shoot these, but great work!

eva
May 31, 2010 (3124 days ago)

@eva: Thanks. You are the first commenter. It really surprises me. I love these images, and had expected a lot more comments. Hope more will follow!

Kjeld Duits
May 31, 2010 (3124 days ago)

Great atmosphere in the photographs and an inspiring article. This is why I am so glad I was born a girl _

Gique
Jun 2, 2010 (3122 days ago)

Thanks, Gique. You’re glad you were born a girl, because you can be a mistress of deceit, or because a girl can show herself as strong, as cute, as elegant. Her possibilities are endless?

Kjeld Duits
Jun 2, 2010 (3122 days ago)

I love seeing mini projects like this breathe, very refreshing!

Ruby Red River
Jun 3, 2010 (3121 days ago)

loves it.

Jenny
Jun 3, 2010 (3121 days ago)

wow, how unprofessional these photos are…

Lin²
Jun 4, 2010 (3120 days ago)

@Ruby Red River: Glad you like them, too!

Kjeld Duits
Jun 4, 2010 (3120 days ago)

She sure has a lot of skirts on. I like it!

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