work place

The magazine I edit, EURObiZ Japan, has been running a monthly column on Europeans working in Tokyo, and I’ve been taking the photos. These are the first five portraits.

There’s a lady who sells foie gras, two architects, a pattisier, a man who imports Dutch goods and a scuba diving instructor. (Thanks to our designer Paddy for the terrific photo selection and layouts)

The challenge each time is to find way to show the job in a single frame. Not sure I succeeded every time – but I’m trying. I usually shoot by myself with one or two off camera strobes and an umbrella.

I’ll post the next five or six later this year!

6 Responses to “work place”

  1. Nelly says:

    I like them all, the scuba diver one is very clever!

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  3. Keith says:

    Hi Tony – which off camera strobes do you use? …any advice for getting the exposure just right for these type of shots?

    Cheers
    Keith

    • tony says:

      I use an SB-800 and an SB-600. Basic advice for indoors is to make the most of ambient light and bounce the strobes to soften them. I usually use them off-camera on stands.

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