Portraiture at Tokyo’s Meiji Jingu Shrine
This time, Yayoi modeled in a more traditional scene, that of Japan’s most famous and popular shrine, Meiji Jingu. A bit of contrast from our first venture in Akihabara.
At the time, it was sparsely populated on a weekday morning, so the absence of the usual crowds of visitors provided a tranquil setting for Yayoi.
Meiji Jingu is a pretty vast area, with some parts also somewhat contrasting each other, from the barrels of Sake on display, and to the more ethnic, traditional areas closer to the actual shrine building.
As this was our second outing, there was more of an unspoken bond between us. My camera shutter was more in sync with her movements, her poses, and the themes she had in her mind.
Maybe you’ve noticed the difference in quality of photos from this shoot and the first one as well? That change was eye opening for me, evidence that even in photography, cohesion and chemistry between model and photographer is a big deal!
This was actually the first part of the second outing, as we moved on from the shrine area to Harajuku just across the Meiji Jingu bridge. More to come from this day’s “work”, of course, so stay tuned!