The reason why I came to Hakuba
f-stop, a camera bag brand from USA which I have been supported, their Japanese distributor invited me to their organized event
6 pro-photographer and their snowboarders go photo shooting for 3 days and showed them each other at the end
5 of us-Japanese and 1 Dutch, 6 of us total
All of them are well known and so I was so happy to share the event with them
And, it was so fun days!
A shot when we leave hotel in morning
Can you see my logo, “Always Smooth Riding” germ?
Yuki Okamoto, who I asked to be my model, smiled for this big queue for the first chair ride…
Went to Backcountry, and this one is during we waited for the fog cleared
Andy, Mr f-stop Japan who followed photo-shooting crew to take their work
I put my gears on bed to make them dry for the rest during night
Morning shooting at the last day
We headed to a place before the sun comes up
We needed to wait for 2 hours because the ridge was much higher than we thought
Well, I found lots of stuff to take before the sun showed so I enjoyed it as well
Back to hotel, then started to make a slideshow
Between in the dark room, walking around corridor and found an nice angle
We had Slideshow event at the last night, at Cre Cafe in Hakuba Happo town
Some of my friends came over and made me very happy!
Nice atmosphere during the show
Your photo, your self-shots, talking are so good!
This photo was from a night when all we had a dinner together and focus stopped for ENDO somehow…
Thank you for all of you guys, Higai-san, MIHO, ZIZO, Peter-Paul, Ian and Mr f-stop Japan-Andy
It was amazing days!
I really hope to join to it next year again
Please invite me!
Moved to INDRES house afterward
I went to shooting with their new leader SHU these few days
It became really warm here…
Still we tried to do shooting, though
It’s already been March
I head back to Hokkaido on 5th plane!
I fly from Centrair by some nice timing 😉