The Japan Guy’s Funny Photo Shoot

A couple of weeks ago, I had a chance to do a formal style photo shoot, courtesy of my new friends Chris and Tomo. Tomo is a guy that just has this passion for photography and I think my friend Chris is going to end up being a supermodel one of these days. I met Chris while doing the Domino’s Pizza shoot last month. I swear that every time I see Chris, that “HAN-SEL” music starts playing in the back of my head. I can’t help but joke with Chris, saying that he’s Hansel from Zoolander. But if that’s the case, then that would probably make me the black dude who gets blown up near the beginning of the movie while playing in the gasoline (OH NO! :O ).

I needed to take some updated photos so these guys helped me to come up with two different photo shoot concepts. The first one, I was this cool guy drinking and talking to two ladies at the bar (that’s what I was aiming for anyway):

The other concept was a restaurant full of Donalds. This part of the shoot was the most fun. I had to be a businessman, a waiter, a chef, an irate customer, a woman, the woman’s boyfriend, and myself. Honestly, the funniest one to do, was the one in the dress because of the staff’s reaction to it. Truth be told, though, I don’t want to get into the habit of wearing dresses. I felt so naked in that thing, just a littler “free-er” than I wanted to feel. It was a pretty funny shot though. Anyway, here are some pics from the shoot. Check it out:

My friend Chris help me get set up to be the woman Donnie's boyfriend

Donnie The Chef

Hey! What are you doing back there, Yoko?! Keep doing it, LOL. Is it me? Or does it look like I'm not wearing underwear in this shot. Don't worry, I just have to trust me on that.

I have never cross-dressed in my entire...wait, there was that one time in Japan. Let's not call it cross-dressing, let's call Look, can we just get past the fact that I"m wearing a dress? No? Okay, just thought I'd ask.

A Restaurant of Donnies.

I want to say a GREAT BIG THANK YOU TO Chris, Tomo, Yoko, Marie, Masa, and all the staff at Sasebo for taking the time out of your schedules just to help me. That was so much fun to do. I hope we have a chance to do some more shoots together.

I wanted to give Chris an extra 'special' thank you for getting me to wear a dress.

As of now, I don’t have any special gigs to report, but if I do, I’ll be sure to tell you guys about them.

Thanks for reading,

I’ll see you tomorrow!

Donald Ash

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  • Nanami

    Haha, Donald-kun you just made my weekend so much brighter. I loved the picture of you in the dress! The end image was awesome! It’s pretty creative and well done. ^_^ My compliments to the team!

    And I have to admit, you’re look quite suave with that hat on in the first image too. Still, it would have been 10x better with the Blue Steel face!

    • Donald Ash

      Ha ha, you got it! Next time, Blue Steel all day. Or should I do LeTigra? Magnum? Hmm…decisions decisions, 😉

  • Petaris

    That first shot is pretty cool looking! 🙂

    • Donald Ash

      Thanks Petaris

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