Ai no korîda
In the Realm of the Senses
August 2016

Model: Natsumi Kuroda

This set was originally inspired by a series that Shun Sasaki shot for YAF magazine with celebrated model Reika Fuji. But like so many of my shoots, other influences came into play and it turned into something else. Something very different.

I have long been an admirer of the "Are, Bure, Bokeh" school of photography. Daido Moriyama, Shin Yanagisawa and, inevitably, Nobuyoshi Araki. That influence comes through strongly in this set, I think.

Natsumi Kuroda splits her time between Europe, London and Tokyo. I was lucky to hook up with her whilst she was spending some time in London catching up with friends. These pictures are very different to her usual work. Perhaps because of her background in Butoh dance, or maybe because she is a very talented actress, she knew exactly what I was looking for and she created just the right balance of tautness, longing and sexual tension.

This set was published in INP Magazine in September 2016. Click Here.

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