cynthia popper | alfie goodrich a japanorama production | japanorama.co.uk/stekki
june 2014 special edition < japan, fashion, photography, lifestyle, life
素敵 すてき su-te-ki /ste ki/
adjective: beautiful, great, lovely, splendid, wonderful, nice
credits EDITOR IN CHIEF Alfie Goodrich. SPECIAL THANKS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Hiromi, Joe, Ami and Charlie [for putting up with and supporting me throughout the years], Gianluca Carrero [for the initial magazine template design], Matthew Lamb [for that chat in tbe van, on the way back from Kinugawa]. produced by japanorama www.japanorama.co.uk/stekki
WELCOME TO STEKKI
ynthia Popper first approached me not long after she arrived in Tokyo. The first thing we did together was to walk for half a day around some of Tokyo’s backstreets: me showing her how to use her camera better, her listening to my terrible jokes. Despite making a plan to shoot with each other ‘as soon as possible’, it was months before either of us actually had the time. When that time actually came, it also gave me the opportunity to introduce Cynthis to my great friend and muse, Shinyong.
On the day of our shoot, Cynthia and I based ourselves out of Shinyong’s place in Shidome, ending up with a bold shot on the roof. That shot isn’t in this magazine. It doesn’t really fit with the rest of what we did. But deserves special mention, mainly for the fact of Cynthis braving a cold, brisk wind twelve floors up.. in nothing but her best lingerie.
Alfie Goodrich, Editor in Chief Photograph by Ben Torode
A great day, some lovely pics which I am really happy with. A great pleasure to work with such a consummate pro....”
Photographs by Alfie Goodrich
toEAST-SIDE Stekki photographs actress, writer and model, Cynthia Popper in Tokyoâ€™s Shiodome and Shinbashi
SHIODOME Glass, lines, walkways, trains. Truly a great location for shooting a model or some portraits.
FACE-OFF After a few colour shots to start with, we decided to shoot everything in monochrome
SHIMBASHI STATION: Making the platforms into our studio, using the lines and the view into the neighbourhoodâ€™s streets.. and having a lot of fun.
HAMMAMATSUCHO Light flooding in from a gap in the railway bridges above gives this spot a truly special atmosphere.
THE LOOK When you are tall, beautiful and foreign, itâ€™s pretty easy to turn heads in Japan.
THE SCIENCE BIT
Nikon D800 and D800E Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 Ai Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8 ED IF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 AFS-G All shot to monochrome in-camera.
LINKS & CREDITS
Modeling & styling by Cynthia Popper www.cynthiapopper.com Photography & magazine design by Alfie Goodrich www.alfiegoodrich.com
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