In frame: Aiko Fusaki
Where do I begin?
I honestly have never thought much about photography other than "just a hobby" for the majority of my life. I was always the one with the camera among my friends, and family, taking snapshots at gatherings. Not until I started a little thing called cosplay photography had it sparked a greater interest in fashion, and even editorial photography.
I am indefinitely fortunate to have friends, and to have made friends, who are also as deeply interested in photography as I am.
It was only at the beginning of 2017 had I had the opportunity to meet with like minded individuals, and take my first steps into this world. I've learned a lot along the way: conceptualising, location scouting, styling, and finally meeting and booking models...etc. I won't lie. I was overwhelmed but it seemed like a few of us knew what we were doing.
I decided to take this year to really flush out exactly what I wanted to pursue in this industry, and honestly without this experience, the trial and errors, I still would have no idea. It was honestly overwhelming at first, and there are some aspects that I am still very intimidated by. But I'm happy to have these experiences. It means growth is imminent.
And I for one, I hate being stagnant.