The Orchestra of Nineteen

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.

Members of the Tokyo Sinfonia

Members of the Tokyo Sinfonia

Members of the Tokyo Sinfonia

Members of the Tokyo Sinfonia

Members of the Tokyo Sinfonia

Members of the Tokyo Sinfonia

Members of the Tokyo Sinfonia

 

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