Smooth criminal Yoko
Recently having gotten the Tenshi No Sumika ‘Gangster Set’ for my lovely Dollfie Dream Yoko, of course couldn’t wait to see how the new outfit would look on her and soon did a complete photoshoot.
Made by Volks, this DDDy sized outfit fits her perfectly, although I did omit putting on the choker and chain belt included in the set as they didn’t suit her.
Had been looking for backgrounds to use for photography and liked the atmosphere of these old curtains that show some wear, and they sport a pattern of colors perfect to pose Yoko in front of.
Making it a leisurely and fun shoot, tried to experiment using different Image Styles, white balance and such. Am pleased how some combinations turned out, like this Canon “Clear” Image Style combined with a custom white balance that created a red effect.
By comparison, the same pose shot using the “Portrait” Image Style and a shutter speed of 1/160 compared to the longer 1/40. Managed to achieve the effect without any image manipulation in Photoshop.
Also tried using a normal white balance with the “Clear” Image Style and a long exposure time, combining overexposure with the increased contrast of this custom Canon Image Style.
It really suits the dark clothing offset against the white cuffs and Yoko’s fair skin, and also brings some punch into the background colors.
Love how Yoko looks in the Gangster outfit, has quite a lot of flair. Handy about the hat is that it allows me to fix her right bangs from covering her face, creating a different hairstyle compared to the look in earlier photos.
Another photo shot with the different Image Style and white balance, compared to the same pose shot with normal settings below. Was easily able to make such comparison shots because the Canon 450D camera was secured on a tripod and Yoko on a Volks doll stand.
The short boots included in the Gangster set allow her to stand firm enough, nonetheless didn’t want to risk a posing Yoko without the security of a doll stand or anything for her to lean against.
Tried to angle the camera and her leg to hide the stand as much as possible. This side shot also shows how this outfit accentuates the curvaceous lines of the DDDy body.
Recently saw the first episode of the “Black Lagoon: Roberta’s Blood Trial” OVA, which continues on the “Black Lagoon” series’ tradition of raw and gritty action in the depths of the criminal underground so felt inspired to try and capture some of that darker, depressing mood.
Angled the head down to hide the smiling facial features and made the hair fall in front with thin strands as to make it seem ruffled, unkempt. The alternate photo style with its higher contrast accentuates the effect.
Ended up having Yoko hold the hat like that else the short skirt would create quite a blatant pantsu shot at this angle. Surely amateurs of such imagery may regret the missed chance, but a dark and solemn mood would not have worked out had her underwear been visible.
Quite pleased how this shot worked out, nicely creates the aura of a battered outlaw after a fierce gunfight, down but not out, trying to pick herself up to fight again.
Only included a fraction of the photos here, so if you’d like to see more, you can view them in the corresponding Flickr photo set of DD Yoko.
Those of you with interest in photography may like to hear I’ve now started to upload my photos in Jpeg format on Flickr, so you can view the Exif data.