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

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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!

May 30, 2010 (4930 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 30, 2010 (4930 days ago)

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

Jun 2, 2010 (4928 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 (4928 days ago)

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

Ruby Red River
Jun 2, 2010 (4927 days ago)

loves it.

Jun 2, 2010 (4927 days ago)

wow, how unprofessional these photos are…

Jun 4, 2010 (4926 days ago)

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

Kjeld Duits
Jun 4, 2010 (4926 days ago)

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

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Jun 30, 2010 (4900 days ago)

Great viewpoints, really really brilliant. Can’t wait to see more!

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