Last February I had the opportunity to do a shoot for a friend who was turning 18 and needed photos to use for her birthday celebration. The 18th birthday isn’t just like any other birthday for a filipina. The 18th is the coming of age or what we call the “debut” back at home.
For the photos I was tasked to create something that shows transition from youth to adulthood so I decided to start with something cute and end with something daring. With the unique versatility of the looks of the subject the task wasn’t difficult. Doing the shoot was like witnessing a transformation.
Here are some of the photos..
Well wishes to Eaika Naito as she takes on the new chapter of her life.
– Thanks to Chai Endo for doing the make-up