I remembered this Japanese love hotel room in Asakusa and thought it would be perfect for Kaori's shoot.

This room was at the top floor of a love hotel hidden in the back streets of Asakusa, an old town district of Tokyo populated with temples and historic sites. I thought it would be a fitting backdrop for a girl like Kaori, who has a very natural and classic look. She feels very comfortable with her body and I can appreciate it that. She doesn't need crazy fashion and funky hairstyles to command attention.

She never fails to amaze me with her graceful poses and tender sensuality. I took both 35mm color and monochrome photographs of her that day. With her poise and charm she is always a pleasure to photograph. Kaori lives with her grandmother and enjoys visiting museums and art galleries around Tokyo. She loves the cafes and French bakeries around Aoyama and is a fan of foreign art house films. After seeing this set you'll be a fan of the lithe and sensual Kaori.