So sometime back I shot a test roll with Anna at the Matsuri Festival. She was there in a costume she'd made and I wanted to burn a roll getting to know how she reacts to a lens and what she looks after a toy cam gets through with her. The answer was freaking awesome so I asked her to shoot more and am I ever glad I did. She's a natural, anticipating the next possible pose that brings alive the studio, the color and the camera. A god damn natural. A moron with a Game Boy Camera could stand in front of her blindfolded and take a good picture and she would carry them over the finish line. I hope that's not what happened here because I am exceedingly happy with the results.

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