Nuria has lived in Tokyo for several years. Like so many of my clients, she doesn't exactly know how long she will call the megalopolis home. Chances are, sooner or later, Nuria will pack her bags and leave the Japanese capital.
Before she does head off, Nuria decided to reach out and book an individual portrait session. Nuria let me know that she was very flexible when it came to imagery. Her top priorities were to create an artistic set of images and to have a relaxed session with a lot of fun. She wanted the portrait session itself to serve as a memory of her time in Japan. When Nuria related these priorities, I knew that she was an ideal client and that we were going to have a great afternoon working together.
After chatting for a while via email, Nuria and I decided to move forward with our portrait shoot in Kichijoji, a vibrant neighborhood in western Tokyo. I love working in Kichijoji. Not only are there tons of great little nooks and faćades to work with, the atmosphere in the hipster enclave is lively and positive (probably due to the plethora of gourmet coffee shops in the area).
On our shoot date, I met Nuria right outside of Kichijoji Station. It was a rare day off for Nuria as she keeps a busy work schedule and is often out of Japan for work. She was excited and her joyful mood was contagious.
For the next couple of hours, Nuria and I popped here and there and created a set of images that will, hopefully, remind Nuria of her time in Japan.
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Who Is Andrew Faulk?
Tokyo photographer Andrew Faulk specializes in portrait, editorial, event, and commercial photography assignments. With over a decade of experience living and working in Asia, he collaborates with individuals, families, publications, and corporations to create timeless images under any deadline. Andrew's work is frequently featured in a variety of international travel and lifestyle publications. He is a husband, father, and lover of fried food.