This is the first model I've had in Japan. With my very limited Japanese I was able to explain that I was an artist and arrange a time to photograph her, but the actual shoot was tough. I had no idea how to explain what facial expressions I was after, how I wanted her to pose, or where I wanted her to look. She was a great sport though, and put up with me acting out what I wanted her to do without laughing at me too much.
I hope you like it...
"sasaki-san", 30" x 30" oil on canvas, 2011 by john m collier