Archive for Kota Kuramoto

ANAYI Fall 2015 Collection Campaign x OWN Magazine

Posted in Art Nouveau with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 9, 2015 by James Field

A few weeks ago my editor Kota from OWN Magazine flew in from Japan and asked my help with a photoshoot. As you may have read from my previous posts about Kota, we always have a great time and produce incredible work.

We shot on location in Long Island City, Queens in a really cool loft space full of antique French gilt mirrors, tufted antique settee’s and incredible light, not to mention some amazing hair and make up people, photgraphers and stylists. We shot the gorgeous Taylor Hill in the very chic Fall 2015 collection of the Japanese brand, Anayi.

The pieces have a classic, modern Chanel vibe with the tweeds suit seperates, day dresses, brooches and fur.

It was a fantastic (and very hot lol) day and I hope you enjoy the video.

I am actually standing on a ladder and sprinkling the white feathers on Taylor, so much fun! 🙂

Model _ Taylor Hill
Art Director _ Kota Kuramoto
VP _ Ben Carey
Gaffer/Dolly Grip _ Austin Castelo
Assistant Camera _ Marcos Herrera
Production Assistant _ Michael Comito
Stylist _ Ayako Endo
Hair _ Kenshin Asano
Make _ Yasuo Yoshikawa
Video Editor _ Phillostory
Casting _ Mister Lee
Stylist Assistant _ Chihiro Ishikawa
Stylist Assistant _ Manami Jinbo
Assistant to Mr. Kota Kuramoto_ James Field
Client _ ANAYI anayi.com/

Special thanks: ANAYI, IMG models, L’atelier

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Originalis Factory Video Shoot x OWN Magazine

Posted in Art Nouveau with tags , , , , , , on January 28, 2015 by James Field

Recently I assisted my editor at OWN Magazine, Kota Kuramoto on a really exciting and interesting video shoot for the Originalis Factory company. We always have such a blast when Kota is in town and I hope you guys enjoy what we came up with.

Client: Originalis Factory
Director: Kaname Hatano
Producer: Kota Kuramoto

Special thanks to the crew at Odin New York.

www.Originalisfactory.com

 

Honma Golf 2013 Promotional Campaign x OWN Magazine New York

Posted in Art Nouveau with tags , , , , , , , , on November 5, 2013 by James Field

This is short promotional video that was commissioned by Japanese Golf company, Honma by OWN Magazine. We shot all around New York City with a incredible team of people and finished the day on the roof of a private residence in the Chelsea area.

Some behind the scenes photos are below, stay tuned for more OWN Magazine collaborations.

Chelsea Penthouse Roof

Kota (My Editor and dear friend)

www.Honmagolf.co.jp

www.OWN-Magazine.com

Thank you so much to:

Model______________________Andrew Banks
Stylist______________________Shala Rothenberg
Visual Effect_________________Akinori Yamanaka
Director of Photography________Philipp Wolter
Director&Editor_______________Kaname Hatano
Art Director&Producer__________Kota Kuramoto
Stylist Assistant_______________Shonna Williams
Special Thanks_______________Taro Ohtsuki, Jonathan Pozniak, James Field, Erina Abe, Nobu Ouchi

Introducing: A Hofmann

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on April 9, 2011 by James Field

Mother always said “first impressions are lasting” and that philosophy would most certainly be applied to the launch of a jewelry line, right? So without further ado I would like to introduce A Hofmann, the line is designed by Editor in Chief of  OWN Magazine Kota Kuramoto and his wife Nobu. The line of exquisite high-end cameo style rings are brilliantly hand crafted of sterling silver and rose gold, 14 karat gold and even subtle black diamonds.

A.HOFMANN 14 karat Yellow Gold with Black Diamond Face Ring

The style of the made-to-order rings are quite whimsical and fun, featuring handmade cameo platings of Albert Einstein, Mozart and Slavador Dali, surrounded by black diamonds.  I am so very happy and proud to introduce the line to you all and I know it will do quite well. Many of you may not know, Kota was a successfully store owner and designer in New Yorks Lower East Side, before launching OWN Magazine, his style and  creative touch will certainly break through in the high-end jewelry market, I mean c’mon were talking black diamonds here!

Good luck Kota!

A Hofmann x Kota Kuramoto

Prayers For Japan x OWN Magazine

Posted in Art Nouveau with tags , , , , , , on March 12, 2011 by James Field

In the wake of the most devastating natural disaster that has hit Japan in nearly 1200 years, OWN Magazine will be shooting encouraging and inspiring video messages of hope on the streets of SoHo New York. We ask anyone to come out and support and provide us with a few words for the victims of this terrible tragedy.

Prayers For Japan x OWN Magazine

Location: Spring & Green Street, Soho New York

Time: Sunday March 13th, between 2pm & 5pm

Video messages recorded by the Editor in Chief of OWN Magazine, Kota Kuramoto.

Please, we ask for a few minutes of your time to provide hope messages for the people of Japan.

Thank You,

OWN Magazine

 

UPDATE:

OWN MAGAZINE had donations and  video shoot  with encouraging and inspiring video messages of hope in Union Square Park today.

■More than 70 people provided us hope messages of Japan.

■More than 100 people wrote down a warm words on the Japanese flag.

■More than 100 people donated to Japan.

Thank you so much for your support.

Thank you so much for NEW YORK.

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We met this guy in the park. He’s been working by himself. We’re so impressed.

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