By Tal Shpantzer
We met through close mutual friends, who knew I would love to shoot Ayaka Koyanagi.
I know that it is amazing that she agreed to do not only a fashion shoot in one day, but also a second look, a dark art portrait with me for my Botoh Series, as well as act in a short film.
After the fashion editorial shoot, in studio, we shot a short film where my partner Stephen Dirkes animated her tears with MUA Masha Gvozdov, as they dropped to the paper. They (the tears/Ink), became the character-font in Japanese for longing.
She knew I am also an Art photographer, represented by Witzenhausen Gallery, in Chelsea New York and Amsterdam, liked my photo work I guess, and trusted me to create. She also posed for my Petal series as well as Fashion editorial and Botoh.