Last month we reported on the release of two new Godox flashes with a distinctive, retro look: the Lux Senior and Lux Junior. I like using flash, and I like Godox as a company – I own a Godox TT600 flash and an X2 wireless trigger. So when they offered to send us their two retro flashes for review, I jumped at the opportunity.
The idea lay dormant for some years, and emerged again early this year, when daily life slowly became normal again after the pandemic. For various reasons, I got more time to do what I like the most, make pictures, preferably on film, and interact with like-minded people. I discussed the idea with friends, online and in real life, photographers and others, and pieces were starting to fall in place. One thing came abundantly clear to me: Such a project calls for serious preparations. Tools, techniques, and workflows need to be reviewed, and my rusty skills need to be honed.
In the next sections I will tell you a few things about the planning process, which I hope will be helpful and interesting for others in the same situation, or better, all of you.
Individualism was a photographic project that I started in Summer 2020 A.K.A. Covid year zero. It was a project that came to me by watching the pictures I shot rather than a preconceived idea, then I pulled the thread to see what it could become. Here are the first images I shot and an article …
Having a child later in life has its benefits.
By the time I met my daughter at the age of 40, I had transformed into a mellow and patient adult, liberated from the angsty inner struggles that defined my earlier decades. I had managed to explore life’s possibilities, to experience romance, to establish myself in a fulfilling career, and – perhaps most importantly – to develop a stable sense of identity.
I was born and raised in Tokyo, which is where I still live – in the downtown area, full of old tenements and traditional coffee shops.
I graduated from junior college specialising in photography, but I didn’t take up a career in photography. At the time, I only took pictures of my cat, and recreational photos when hanging out with my friends. About four years ago, inspired by my husband’s hobby of film photography, I started to take photographs on film again.