Akino's original cosplay, female Shinpachi as seen on the Gintama movie.
A twilight shoot, the time not the movie.
In the Waiting Room
Heather and Milly, two models from South Korea. They wait patiently for the photographer to take the picture. I think he's already taken it, though.
I love it. David mid-sentence.
Still a Better Love Story
David and I have a unique relationship as friends and colleagues in a way. We both learn a little more about modeling and portrait photography every time we shoot together.
The train system in Hong Kong is quite good. 3 minutes between each train, yet some days it seems like too long.
Minji against the grass.
One of the most sweetest and beautiful girls I've had the pleasure of shooting, Minji is seen here eluding all who chase after her.
Ballet in the Fog
Sara's tenacity as a dancer has always attracted me and my camera. Every shoot is something amazing.
Kelsey and Derrick after finally finishing our duties at a wedding!
The Wild Orchid
Stephanie delivering emotion while contrasted with the cool and energetic blues and purples.
Adorable Stephanie, in her colorful Yukata.
It's funny what triggers some shoots. This was after we found a giant, pink wall around town.
Hawaiian leaders during protocol.
To those girls that stop us simple men in our tracks with that one look. Cheers, Minji :)
Against the Flow
Lovely Risa during a shoot in Hawai'i.
Sunny as F*#K
During a shoot with Hyojoon while we test out different ways to shoot with flash under thick sunlight.
Would you approach KZ?
Kunzang, a master of expression and beauty. This shoot was on a chilly night, perhaps ripe with murder?
Lei is untamable, honey badger status.
Hear Lei roar.
Lei during a visit. Being a dancer, she can express emotion throughout her body with ease, while others perhaps fight a lot internally.
A jump in heels! Zia landed it. Put that on your resumè.
This beautiful girl, Zia, I have so much respect for.
Shoes Made for Walking
My first shoot with Zia was an eye opener. She had much experience as a model and I had to learn just as quick as she could teach me.
Tammy with her lovable expressions.
Leigh unwilling to give Tammy back her balloon.
Perhaps more of a conceptual shot. Leigh is here, standing in a suit with a bright, pink balloon.
Shio, an amazing model. I wish I had more of a chance to shoot her. A very cute girl with a gaze that could hypnotize you.
Count Me Instead of Sheep
Sara is the Red Queen. She rules her kingdom with elegance, grace, and bloodshed.
Candace under the UHH dorms bridge. That place has seen many photoshoots.
A shoot with Ziza as we experimented with different ways to light. This was taken on a hill outside an airport.
Perhaps my favorite photograph taken. This was a raw shoot, in the pouring rain while lying on the filthy dirt. It was.... awesome.
The Mist Reveals
In the middle of a dangerous stretch of road stood an Akino in the mist.
Like Slipping into a Warm Bath
Don't move, Leigh. There's a mosquito on your neck. KZ's got it.
They say they are most vivid in the rain.
Misato has such a soft look that works well in so many situations. Her eyes, though, piercing.
During our second shoot, I asked Misato to lay down near a drop and a waterfall. This girl who knew nothing of me did it without hesitation. Damn <3
Sympathy for the Devil
Kelsey and I have known each other since Preschool, though I don't think we remember those years particularly well. The man has good taste.