Vogue Fashion's Night Out 2014

FNO 2014 Finished!
Had the amazing opportunity to work with Vogue Japan shooting portraits at this year's Fashion's Night Out. The images were part of a Live Report and were featured on a massive screen inside the Omotesando Hills shopping complex. Quite an operation!

FNO 2014 撮影終了!
今年のFashion's Night Out の VOGUE ポートレート撮影をさせていただきました!

 A couple screenshots as the images appeared on Vogue's website

A couple screenshots as the images appeared on Vogue's website

 In action shooting fashion photographer Leslie Kee. Definitely one of the highlights of the night!

In action shooting fashion photographer Leslie Kee. Definitely one of the highlights of the night!

 Some of the images as they appeared in the December issue

Some of the images as they appeared in the December issue

Lexus LFC2 Global Reveal Campaign

Super happy to share the press release/teaser image for the global reveal campaign I shot back in September. Presenting the Lexus LF-C2 concept car! Check back on Monday as the campaign begins and images go live. In the meantime, check out the teaser page and vote for which details you want to see next!
http://www.lexus-int.com/motors…/72-hour-eclipse-reveal.html

僕が撮ったLF-C2コンセプト リビールキャンペーンがついにプレスリリース+ティザーからキックオフ!明後日からキャンペーンが始まりますので、ぜひチェックしてみて下さい。今はティザーページで気になるディーテールショットの投票ができるから、VOTE!

 The Initlal teaser image on various Lexus outlets

The Initlal teaser image on various Lexus outlets


Shooting 200 megapixel files at Artfully Connected

Here's a BTS clip from a couple months back shooting with the Hasselblad H4D-200ms for Artfully Connected, an exhibit organized by the Swedish embassy in Tokyo. 

While the 200ms is naturally used often with digital archiving, high-end product photography and the sort, I'm stoked to be experimenting with other creative ways to take advantage of it's ridiculous power. 

Hope to have some results to share soon!

Thanks always to Hasselblad Japan and Keiju Kita for the video.

Hasselblad Japan

photography_by_eric_micotto_75Great day today with a super talented team. Thanks to Lima, Aimi and Shoko for making it an awesome shoot!

And also a huge thanks to Hasselblad Japan for having us in their studio all day - and for letting me get my hands on one of their amazing cameras. Goes without saying, but it's always a treat to be working with a Hassy.

Hasselblad JapanでスタジオとH4Dを一日中使わせていだきました。
H4Dを触れる度に、素晴らしいカメラ!だと思う。
Hasselblad Japanのみんなに心を込めて、ありがとう!

People of FNO TOKYO on Behance

photography_by_eric_micotto_74 Looks like this happened while I was traveling, but my "People of FNO
Tokyo" project was selected to be featured on Behance. If you haven't
seen it yet, please check it out below! http://www.photographyserved.com/gallery/People-of-Fashions-Night-Out-TOKYO/5340763
嬉しいことに、 僕のプロジェクト"People of FNO Tokyo”(Fashion's Night Out)が
Behance Network に取り上げられました。
Please check it out below! http://www.photographyserved.com/gallery/People-of-Fashions-Night-Out-TOKYO/5340763

My Halloween Costume: Instagram Camera

instagram_camera_costume_eric_micotto Hipster alert. This year's Halloween Costume: a fully-functional Instagram camera! Images taken with the front mounted camera are instantly transmitted to the back panel onto a mounted iPad. 今年のハロウィンコスチュームはインスタグラム カメラ!フロントに固定してるカメラで撮った写真は 背中のパネル(iPad)に表示されます。

instagram_camera_costume_eric_micotto2A quick rundown on the setup. I used a Nikon D800 with an Eye-fi SD card combined with a portable wifi router. Note that in most cases, the portable router isn't necessary as the Eye-fi card is equipped with a direct transfer mode allowing you to transfer straight to your device. Unfortunately because the D800 isn't fully compatible with this mode, I have to use the router.

instagram_camera_costume_eric_micotto3 At a party last weekend. Worked out flawlessly!

UPDATE: Thanks so much for all your comments! Also a big thanks to the guys at PetaPixel for running a story on it. I gave them some more details on how I put the costume together so please check them out here if interested.

UPDATE 2 : For Canadian viewers: Discovery Channel's Daily Planet program ran a video segment on the costume. Check it out here: http://watch.discoverychannel.ca/#clip847916