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My Private Tokyo – Portrait of a Machinist

I’ve done so much candid work over the past little while I seem to have lost a bit of an edge when it comes to taking portraits, especially when working with people that aren’t models. These were shot for some quick profile pictures for some website work and left me with a few minutes to take the shot all while contending with a bit of a language barrier.  My Japanese is improving these days but I’m still contending with getting familiar with the vocabulary used in portraiture all the while keeping a polite tone in the usage. There are a lot of nuances to admire along the way. Bit by bit.

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