DJ Meguru, Portrait

last night, i was at LA again for shooting DJ Meguru’s profile pics for Japan. going through La Cienega was b/s with those stupid taxi drivers driving like a Ahole.

昨夜はまたLA方面へ。今回はDJ Meguruのプロフィール写真の撮影です。あの時間帯のラ・シエナガはマジウンコ。クッソボケのタクシーの運ちゃん達がスゲームカつく運転してたよ。

in front of Beverly Center. havent gone here since Christmas i think.


going up on Crescent Heights.


a petite canyon run with a random Porshce Carrera in front of me.


and here i am towards the top of the mountain. geesh took me long enough.


Meguru came a little late… as usual… lol and Mika-san getting his make-up and hair done for the shoot. thanks for the Pizza and the beer!!


i was just chilling with her dog on the floor 🙂

その間に俺はと言うと床で犬っころと遊んでた 🙂

here’s some of the shots from that day.


Von Voyage DJ Meguru,

sorry Miho-chan, your eyes were closed… lol hahaha


past friday was Dj Meguru’s farewell bon voyage party @ Gonpachi, Beverly Hills.

この間の金曜日はDj Meguruの送別パーティー@権八ビバリーヒルズ店でした。

Meguru looking more then happy from the Vodka.



Lighters & Golf Balls,

you are chill’n at your room, and soon you will get bored.


so, you will stick in a lighter between your lower lip and your nose,


or, grab two golf balls and throw ’em in there.


add a accessory,



Impact Digital Flash Umbrella Mount Kit,

just got this umbrella kit for the digital flash unit from IMPACT.


quality is great. i like how the stand manipulates. had to switch the screw so that the neck of the bracket will tilt with  the umbrella. mine came the opposite. if i do not change, the umbrella will remain at a right angle to the stand. read some review that there shoe mount is too tight, but not with mine. the only thing is that i cannot lock the mount all the way. kinda scared i might just snap it off or something lol for $98.95 USD plus shipping, its cost effective 🙂 now, you will need a transmitter or some other way to control the fash as the slave. i used the CANON ST-E2 transmitter. hmmm i want another speedlite…

クオリティーいいよこれ。スタンドの動き方がかなり好き。ボルトのフラッシュのマウント(シューマウントっての?)の位置を変えなきゃでした。じゃないと傘の角度が変わりません。変えなかった場合は傘がスタンドと直角。意味ねぇーっつってね。色々レビューを読んだりしてたんだけど、どうやらこのマウントに少々問題があるらしい。マウントがフラッシュにたいしてかなりキツキツとか。でも自分のはそんな問題ないですね。しいて言えば、フラッシュのマウントのロックが最後まで行かないからちょっとビクつくぐらいかな。落ちんじゃねぇーかってw。ちなみにお値段$98.95USドルプラス送料ね。これでアレはかなりのお買い得 :) あ、ちなみに。フラッシュをスレイブとしてコントロールするのが必要です。もう一個スピードライトとか、トランスミッターとか。僕はCANONのST-E2トランスミッターを使用しました。もう一個スピードライト欲しいな…

below are some of the test shots i took using the umbrella kit and my XSi with the SIGMA 50mm. came out pretty good. i guess. hahaha


by the way, i bought the umbrella kit at B&H.