The Banquet

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Gothic & Lolita Bible #34

Editor: Toshie Mihashi
Photography: Zhang Jingna
Photo assistant: Chris Wolf
Hair&Make-up: Shunichi Kawada
Models: Cay, Kazumi, Karina, Uri, Chikage, Runa

I have to say, this was one of my most fascinating shoots to date, with the most epic behind-the-scenes photograph (the first pic. I wish that went into print, haha).

I'm proud to have sorta designed the set for the final epic shot too. =D

It was shot at Vampire Cafe in Ginza, Tokyo. Too bad the shoot overran into their opening hours (5pm?) and we had to pack up, or we could have tried the food. ;_;

I love the hair and makeup to pieces. All done by Kawada-san alone, including the hair props/accessories. When we have fashion shoots we usually have one hair stylist to a model, or two. He did ALL SIX on his own, PLUS the makeup. How frigging awesome is that??!!!

I haven't gotten my copy of the mag so I'll add up the models names later, when I find out. ^^;

And just a few more around the last shot. Please pardon the lack of variation.

It's pretty amazing... Isn't it? To think how back in those days, we'd actually flip through this very magazine together.

It's strange how I never quite wrapped my mind around the concept that, one day, eventually, I will be older than you.

Never quite thought about how life was going to be beyond that point, yet here we are.

This is for you, L. Happy birthday.


Yvonne said...

The set for these shots is amazing!

Lovely photographs. A beautiful job, as always. :)

Samantha Nandez said...

Wonderful shoot, looks like it was an absolute blast to shoot! I like that you're in the first shot :D

Kokoling said...

Wow! One of my favorite sets of photographs EVER! It seems very much Alice in the Wonderland inspired. I never understand the Lolita style very well, but you make it look awesome.

Christina ♪ said...

The photos look so fascinating and amazing! I must get my hands on that Gothic & Lolita Bible! D;

Anonymous said...

love the series of photographs!
can you please upload more on the shoot you did with margaret recently? been waiting to see them

Dy said...

Awesome . I really really love it :X

Anonymous said...

my stars!! these photos are STUNNING. it must be quite an honour to take photos for GLB, ain't it? congratulations zemotion.

"one day, eventually, I will be older than you."

i can't help but be reminded of X Japan's Tears when i read this...

the Howling Haze said...

It's so deeply elegant and melancholic that really represent my personal Lolita view.
Wonderful job, congratulations.

namtan said...

wow~ it's white! & new head,too ^^ this set looks cool. i wish i can find it here in Bangkok but it's gotta be very expensive i know.

U.D. said...

Amazing? Fantastic? I was wondering what to type in, which accurately expresses that. But I think the most accurate one is that one word: "WOW."

For once, I would like to get my dirty hands on that bible. Though I wonder how.

mei :3 said...

awwe. Cool. And very pretty :D It resembles the anime Rozen Maiden :D

riverstyx said...

Wow! I LOVE it! :D Very cool, awesome shoot jingna.

Also that shot of you with your foot on the coffin is very cool ;)

PS. Love the new blog colour scheme!

Kenny said...

hmm, from the outtakes, are you sketching out your ideas on paper before you shoot with camera?

Sam said...

Amazing shots!

April McGuire said...

I love the hair strands of the girl in red being used as a sort of cobweb look... gorgeous! :)

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