Anthony Wood | Tokyo Headshot and Portrait Photographer

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Thoughts, experiences, and photos of life and work in Japan by Anthony Wood | American Headshot and Portrait Photographer based in Tokyo, Japan

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Coming of Age: On-Location Shooting

Typically, photos taken in celebration of becoming an adult in Japan, known as seijinshiki-maedori (成人式前撮り), are shot in a very, let's say, traditional manner. They are regularly done in studio, in front of a mottled background, use non-directional lighting, have poses that appear to have been gleaned from a long-outdated posing manual, and they can frequently include less than genuine expressions.

While this is a look that may work for some people, I will admit it is not to my particular taste...

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Coming of Age in Tokyo

It's been a little while since I've managed to sit down and write another blog post. This past season has certainly been on the busier side of things. I've spent a considerable amount of time on the road driving to various corners of Japan to shoot traditional craft makers and then working through the large amount of post-processing work that came with it. I've added several images from these shoots to a new portfolio...

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