“Any photographer who says he’s not a voyeur is either stupid or a liar.”
~ Helmut Newton
Intimate Japan – Portraits of Aki

After having done the photo shoots with Kimi and Yumiko, they passed along my contact info to their friend Aki … who was also interested in doing a series with me. What I did not expect was her level of comfort in being nude in front of the camera … or was it because we did the shoot in her rock-band boyfriend’s loft ? ! Regardless, it was a great afternoon and we had a fun time doing the shoot. Although I did all the shots in color, after lots of review and consideration, I decided the whole set needed to be in black & white … not sure why, but I just felt her look, the feel of the shots and the whole thing just looked much more interesting that way.