Ayame: a one-time shoot?

A few more shots from the recent Miyazaki workshop, this time some of mine from what seems to have been a one-off photographic modelling outing by Ayame. 

My buddy was telling me today that Ayame Uzuki, the model inthe shot above and one of four we had working at our recent event in Miyazaki, has quit modelling for photography and gone back to purely concentrating on life modelling for artists and sculptors. Shame. But it makes me even more happy that I made time to shoot some shots of her myself during the beach day we had on the workshop.

Ayame and I had never met or spoken before the Saturday she arrived at the beach to model. It’s always a little tough for new people to get started working, especially when they are dropping into a team that had already been together for two and a half days. I thought the best way of getting Ayame warmed-up into the creative mood we had going was to do a few shots with her myself.

We started at one end of the beach and moved gradually back along to where the rest of the group were shooting with Shinyong, Azusa and Natsuki.

We covered a fair few different little locations and setups on the beach. It was a lot of fun. Ayame was super easy to work with, has a great personality and the following day really wanted to be part of the critique session we had. I think the whole experience was good for her. She certainly seemed to admit as much.

I hope she gets back into modelling for the camera, even if it’s just for me :-)

I had a great time working with her. The shots speak for themselves. Here’s a few of them. Click each for a large version.

Ayame Uzuki modelling in Miyazaki. Photo by Alfie Goodrich

Ayame Uzuki modelling in Miyazaki. Photo by Alfie Goodrich

Ayame Uzuki modelling in Miyazaki. Photo by Alfie Goodrich

Ayame Uzuki modelling in Miyazaki. Photo by Alfie Goodrich

Ayame Uzuki modelling in Miyazaki. Photo by Alfie Goodrich

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