I’ve photographed the Tokyo Sinfonia a few times over the last couple of years. The first proper shoot was just a week the March 11 earthquake[L] when they bravely went ahead with a concert in Ginza. I remember the rehearsal being interrupted by aftershocks.
This shoot was in rather more relaxed circumstances. I took my lights and a dark backdrop to Ginza and photographed the musicians as they were waiting to perform.
I used a very simple lighting setup – two speedlights, two umbrellas and a backdrop. All I needed then was 19 smartly dressed musicians with instruments and smiles.