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Spring Blossoms

Spring is upon us! It is a time of transformation. Many of my friends know, that I look at my own body like a canvas, and have been known to turn myself into a living doll-- usually with the help of my very talented friends. 

A few years ago, I was in Japan for a custom order event at Barneys New York, Shinjuku. I had the opportunity to collaborate with creative director and international fashion celebrity Misha Janette Fleming on a shoot. Through her, I met the amazing photographer Takuya Shima, and his beautiful wife (and my co-model!) Jenny Shima. The amazing clothes were styled by Yoppy Yoshida. 

We shot on a beautiful rainy day on the grounds of an old temple, hidden within the winding modern streets of Tokyo on a strange hill. It was a day I will never forget-- quiet and thoughtful.

Even though the shoot never materialized in print form, the images have haunted me, and the friendships have lasted. Since these photos the doll has changed, but the person hasn't.