Monday, November 14, 2011

On the Street in Tokyo, Part I

You might remember I was in Tokyo in August; this week’s 8 pm posts will be images I shot for Brother Printer while there.


I don’t normally put commission work on the site, but I was given such freedom to shoot what I wanted (aside from two or three local celebrities – like this young lady )  that I wanted to share with you.  They also did a behind-the-scenes video which is pretty cool.


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  1. ETC...

    November 14, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Love her shirt and clutch! Lighting is amazing too


  2. Bohemian Style

    November 14, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    So innocent and so pretty! Love the t-shirt.

  3. J Umm

    November 14, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Are you sure she isn’t an anime character?

  4. Brian McDaniel

    November 14, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    This is such a great picture! Please shoot more pictures around this time of day/night. I really love the way the lighting, and the expression on the young lady’s face.

  5. Blog Desde el Trópico

    November 14, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Great picture, loved it!

  6. Bridgette

    November 14, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    There such an innocence and vulnerability in this photo. It’s refreshing.

  7. Jet lag

    November 14, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Is this Rina Carolina by any chance?

  8. Kate

    November 14, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    So effortless.


  9. [email protected]

    November 14, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Beautiful pic, love the color tones.

  10. lintmag

    November 14, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Super cute girl and outfit! I like the pale nailpolish with it too.

  11. Wendy

    November 14, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Lovely! And I miss the sound of cicada!

  12. Mish

    November 14, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Jet Lag – you’re right, its her :)

  13. (@Tokyofaces)

    November 14, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    This is a lovely shot. You should take photos in the evening more often!

    Tokyo streetstyle:

  14. elaine

    November 14, 2011 at 10:36 pm


  15. Fashimi

    November 14, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    I agree with Jet Lag, she does look like Rina Carolina. I wonder if it is her.

  16. hannah

    November 14, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    ooh, she looks like a spunky ghost. i like this one.

  17. Style Anywhere

    November 14, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    beautiful photo!

  18. Sonya

    November 14, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    I love this girl! Something very innocent about her. xx

  19. Louise Cho

    November 14, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    I am 8 years old, and I (and my mom) love your blog. I really love the tee. The tee is SOOO cute. It goes well with the skirt and the cat head is the same size as her head!:) Nice proportion!

  20. Mani

    November 14, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    I love this, her whole outfit is so cute!

  21. Name*

    November 15, 2011 at 12:04 am

    Nice shot! Even more so after seeing the video: the light didn’t seem easy at all! Well done. You really master your craft.

  22. Lauren (BestTrendz)

    November 15, 2011 at 12:04 am

    I love this photo! Tokyo looks lovely, and the girl’s outfit is very casual-chic. Love her skirt. The lighting is beautiful, too!


  23. dione herself

    November 15, 2011 at 12:27 am

    try, supersexy, completely made by hand, custom leather seats. can also show the bike!

  24. dragon fruit

    November 15, 2011 at 12:29 am

    that’s awesome! thanks for sharing, amazing photo.

  25. Aeudet

    November 15, 2011 at 12:33 am

    What? I just read she’s 12-13 years old???

  26. Thomas

    November 15, 2011 at 12:37 am

    Really enjoyed the video, it’s good to see some of your process. Keep it up!

  27. une chatte grise

    November 15, 2011 at 12:38 am

    Cool shirt. Amazing lighting!

  28. Flaven

    November 15, 2011 at 12:38 am

    Delicate lighting

  29. Habiba. J

    November 15, 2011 at 12:59 am

    She looks so lovely and simple, it reminds me of careless, freespirited moments. I would love it if you checked out my blog, I have interesting fashion posts you might enjoy reading.

  30. KM

    November 15, 2011 at 1:10 am

    where can i find that shirt!?!?

  31. Devi

    November 15, 2011 at 1:22 am

    Something is unique about this girl… I love her overall look! :)

    xx Devi

  32. Chad Saville

    November 15, 2011 at 1:26 am

    I like this. Not using a flash even in low light. Agree with Tokyofaces. More evening shots.

  33. Natalie

    November 15, 2011 at 1:34 am

    Are those T.U.K.s? Beautiful nevertheless.

  34. tallulah

    November 15, 2011 at 1:46 am

    Very atmospheric. Reminds me of Lily Cole.

  35. Katarina Susa

    November 15, 2011 at 1:53 am

    That clutch is so beautiful that I’m almost about to cry! I really like her skirt to. Very nice and flowy. Though her top isn’t really my style. Great photo though!


  36. Lisa Petrarca

    November 15, 2011 at 2:01 am

    I’m glad you shared Scott-inspiring! Stop by & check out my son, Model Jullien Herrera’s 20th Birthday Pics!!

  37. vasilieva

    November 15, 2011 at 2:08 am

    she looks just so lovely

  38. LUCIA

    November 15, 2011 at 2:16 am

  39. Ophelia

    November 15, 2011 at 2:21 am

  40. Al

    November 15, 2011 at 2:41 am

    Oh I saw this shot in the video a few days ago and this was one of the photos that stucked the most in my head. It’s really great


    -The Red Dot-


    November 15, 2011 at 2:47 am

    Great picture, loved it!
    And awesome photography. This blog is super.


  42. Miss L

    November 15, 2011 at 2:54 am

    Cute outfit!

  43. The life after

    November 15, 2011 at 3:00 am

    She looks great in this outfit. I like it!!

    The Life After

  44. Barn Weddings

    November 15, 2011 at 3:23 am

    Lovely pose and the dress is awesome. :D

  45. Giada

    November 15, 2011 at 3:37 am

    Lovely! She looks like she’s coming from another world…


  46. Nomadic D

    November 15, 2011 at 3:57 am

    So funny to see how dark it was when you got this shot, I absolutely love the behind the scenes video. So glad you shared it with us!

  47. al

    November 15, 2011 at 4:55 am

    she looks like lily cole

  48. thefashionguitar

    November 15, 2011 at 5:48 am

    The creepers are great in this look

    XO Charlotte

  49. Gian Luca Marino

    November 15, 2011 at 5:49 am

    I read this site on an Italian magazine. wow, what a brilliant idea! compliments. the subjects are photographed exclusively for street or in their homes? often the elegance of a subject is also transmitted all’abiente in which he lives by creating synergies of colors, smells and atmospheres …


  50. V.C

    November 15, 2011 at 5:58 am

    She´s looking good but the behind the scenes video is horrible! Was it filmed on a phone? What a shame for brother!

  51. Elisa Eymery

    November 15, 2011 at 6:00 am

    This represents everything I love about contemporary Japanese style, it’s playful, effortless, feminine and a little quirky.


  52. plus size dresses

    November 15, 2011 at 6:35 am

    i am loving ur top…

  53. Pinkat

    November 15, 2011 at 6:40 am

    I looove the skirt:X:X:X

  54. Ruta

    November 15, 2011 at 6:59 am

    Quite simple, but still amazing.

  55. valeria

    November 15, 2011 at 7:06 am

    LOOOVE IT!!!! xoxo Thanks for sharing!

  56. kike

    November 15, 2011 at 7:29 am

    beautiful picture, and yhe girl aswell

  57. maria

    November 15, 2011 at 8:05 am

    This is a beautiful photo-I especially like the sidewalk and the light nuance.

  58. flysongbird

    November 15, 2011 at 8:12 am

    apart from the cat on her tee i love everything..i have an aversion to all things cat except garfield.


    November 15, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Love her clutch!

  60. blue roses

    November 15, 2011 at 8:26 am

    eyes and lips slightly aghast, slightly amused, she has seen things, during long walks and during long dreams; she will keep them to herself.

  61. Aga

    November 15, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Love it!

  62. LocalCeleb

    November 15, 2011 at 8:57 am

    I am absolutely loving her graphic tee and simple look. She is messily *put together* perfectly..

  63. Nolita Vintage

    November 15, 2011 at 8:58 am

    She looks so effortless, love it!

  64. jo

    November 15, 2011 at 9:03 am

    I love the light and how looking at this picture makes everything seem surreal.

    Precious capture! (:

  65. Mertxe Hernandez

    November 15, 2011 at 9:04 am

  66. Ella

    November 15, 2011 at 9:27 am

    That satchel is perfect! Looks like perfect weather…

  67. Jice

    November 15, 2011 at 9:57 am

    This has the quality of a film still; the lavender twilight is so evocative and beautiful. The girl, while dressed in a very contemporary way also has a mythical quality; you can easily imagine her in ancient Japanese costume in a classic film.

  68. emma

    November 15, 2011 at 10:52 am

    She’s beautiful and I love the clutch, as the most ones here seem to do.

    But what I really liked about this post, is the little film ;-)

  69. Cassandra

    November 15, 2011 at 10:53 am

    epitome of casual cool. love the idea of those bags.

  70. Sally

    November 15, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Like your shot of the skateboarder in the red hat flying ahead, I love how the lighting at dusk changes the hue of clothing. Especially cool and in contrast is how crisp black and white still appears.

  71. Kate

    November 15, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Gorgeous picture. So atmospheric.

  72. The Stylish Mr Gordon

    November 15, 2011 at 11:16 am

    I’ve looked at this picture several times now and struggle to see what you all see. Yes, she does have such innocence, but that is simply because she is so young.

    As cute / innocent as she is; for me, from a style perspective, she’s not doing anything to write home about.

  73. Dominika

    November 15, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    so cute!

    Fashion Philosophy

  74. naomi

    November 15, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Beautiful photograph. I watched the behind the scenes video, and loved it. I saw how dark it was when you shot this and thought how in the world is that going to come out? Great work in super low light, great work across the board. I’ve been following you for a long time and it’s been so fun/inspiring to see your vision develop over time through you images. Bravo! xxo

  75. Style Croissant

    November 15, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    I’m really excited that you’re doing a tokyo series because I truly admire japanese street style !

  76. Whitney Soup

    November 15, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    i want that skirt

  77. sal

    November 15, 2011 at 2:09 pm


  78. Denny

    November 15, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    wow, pretty cool :-)

  79. Gabriela

    November 15, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Great video! Always such a thrill to see you in action, but, hey, what’s this nonsense about ‘women’s cities’ or ‘man’s cities’? You might hav a certain point and I think I somehow got what you mean, but… still, ehh… no…

  80. Ko

    November 15, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    I guess it’s not Tokyo but Yokohama.
    Anyway, I love this.

  81. dragomirova

    November 15, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Must have those shoes…please, does anyone know where they are from/ where to find them?

  82. Anastasija

    November 15, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    love her skirt! Photo is amazing, love the lights!:)

  83. Tu

    November 15, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    simple but so stunning. love it

  84. Martine

    November 15, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Amazing light. It gives the whole picture such an eerie look. I like the skirt, and the creeper shoes. I could do without the t shirt, but all in all great picture.

  85. gabriella sheffield

    November 15, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    a young lost girl on the run, so innocent

  86. Mike

    November 15, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Great work, loved everything!

  87. Kacie @ A Collection of Passions

    November 15, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    I really like the light in the second photo. The jacket and feminine dress are perfect together.


  88. Monni Swizzle

    November 16, 2011 at 12:14 am

    Her shirts and shoes are amazing! ^^

  89. Michael

    November 16, 2011 at 3:34 am

    very nice. Going blogging in Tokyo soon, can’t wait!

  90. art deco engagement rings

    November 16, 2011 at 7:09 am

    The clutch is wonderful.. !

  91. taeko

    November 16, 2011 at 9:24 am

    I know this place very well, and it’s very nice to imagine you were there.
    Her hair style is nice. I like it.

  92. Helen

    November 16, 2011 at 11:03 am

    always enjoy your work and loved the bts shoot in tokyo. thank you for sharing joy and thoughtfulness through your work everyday

  93. Lydia

    November 16, 2011 at 11:35 am

    I love her. That skirt is so awesome, and she looks so effortless.

  94. Joanie

    November 16, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Really enjoyed the documentary. Fun to watch you observe people, and really tune into their personal style. Love the site – lots of fun with beauty.

  95. Bernadette MacGregor

    November 17, 2011 at 12:19 am

    Of all your work, the Japanese pics inspire me the most.

  96. Floor Daasvand

    November 17, 2011 at 10:19 am

    I love it! <33

  97. Simon

    November 17, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Hi Scott, i am wondering which tripod are you using in the video & for the shown picture?

  98. Saki

    November 20, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Rina Carolina…? nice pic!!

  99. Mariko

    November 20, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Love the cat tee! who made it??

  100. Filza

    November 22, 2011 at 4:15 am

    topshop! I have the t-shirt!

  101. yosuke

    December 27, 2011 at 5:28 am


  102. The Viewfinder (Kevin van Diest)

    January 8, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Love this composition, the lightning, the reflections on the ground ….the whole scene and of course her outfit. A bit dark, nevertheless it’s still good enough so see her outfit

  103. a

    October 5, 2013 at 9:45 am

    who is she?

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