marinoXayaka is an editorial by photographer Shuji Kobayashi exploring and capturing the intimate relationship that is had between the photographer and model. It’s an editorial that uses natural light to add an extra layer and texture to each image. Making the audience feel like voyeurs, catching glimpses of a singular moment without fully seeing the whole scene, the light and reflections obscuring your view.. which keeps driving you onwards hoping to build a complete picture in your mind.

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Photography: Shuji Kobayashi

Model: Marino Funahashi
Designer: Ayaka Sato

Shuji Kobayahsi is a Tokyo based photographer who spent 23 years of his life in Los Angeles, graduating from the Art Centre with a BFA in photography and has been published in many japanese fashion and film publications.