This was a great collaboration project with Louise Rouse and Michelle Zacharias. We worked on direct mail images for Louise’s print show, Solo at 30.
Louise Rouse is a British illustrator and designer.
Louise did the concept and styling of the shoot and Michelle was an amazing assistant director. The idea was yukata in Yoyogi Koen with (hopefully) a few of the rockabilly guys and gals that perform near the entrance, or beating the heat with a nice kakigori (shaved ice with sweet syrup). We got a couple of shots with a great rockabilly couple.
It was a super hot summer day but it was worth the effort. Lots of compliments on the amazing Hiroko Takahashi yukata Louise bought and many people admired the hair by Hikaru Terada.
More of Louise’s work can be seen at her Behance page.
Styling: Louise Rouse
Assistant Director: Michelle Zacharias
Photography: Lori Ono
Hair: Hikaru Terada at Warren Tricomi
Yukata by Hiroko Takahashi