Interview with Rin Ayase
Rin Ayase is a celebrity and fashion photographer, model and television host. She is known for her portrait work and is published in many magazines and books including Goth Gene, Vanessa Style, Boys Hunter and Fantasista Group.
Rin, it is a pleasure to meet you. Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I am a freelance photographer living in Tokyo. The main area I work out of is Shinjuku. I attended art college and a vocational school after graduating from High School in Tokyo.
How would you describe your style?
I consider myself an artist and enjoy the creative freedom of the art of photography. I also work as a writer, designer, model and host. I specialize in documenting and covering Gothic and Lolita Stiles as well as the Gosugyaru guru and other elements of Japanese culture.
I also cover visual bands and enjoy taking photographs at clubs. As a host and professional photographer I work under the name Rin Ayase. I also work under the name Alice Nanairo when working as a Lolita photographer.
What type of cameras do you work with?
I usually work with a Canon 5D.
Do you also retouch or alter your images?
Yes, some of my photos are retouched using Photoshop.
What is the best part of your job?
I enjoy the creativity and freedom of my work and the opportunity to work as a stylist as well. I work with the models and talent on developing their looks and working with them on their clothes and hair. Having modeled myself I understand the feeling the models have and what they need.
What do you do to keep yourself motivated and your photography fresh?
I enjoy shooting sexy men!
What do you think is the hardest part of your job?
I think that Photographers are sometimes held to old ideas and standards.
If you weren’t a photographer, what do you think you would be?
There is nothing else I could be. I was born to be Rin Ayase and to do all the things I am doing!
You are very beautiful, you model as well. Do you feel as comfortable in front of the camera as behind it?
I love modeling. I enjoy being in front of the camera!
Do you have any advice for other photographers just starting out?
Shoot whatever subject you want but whatever you choose to shoot always do your best.