On Saturday we also photographed portraits of Fusei Kise’s son Isao Kise. He is now the main teacher at the dojo in Okinawa City. It is always interesting to photograph multiple generations of karateka.
All images shot with the Pentax 645Z. Black background images used a Profoto B1 monolight with a softlight reflector and the 90mm lens. The shots with the dojo in the background were taken with natural light and with a 55mm lens.
Great pictures! They’re very expressive. Love the two of them together. I’m proud to be connected to these folks but as a student in the states I don’t get to see them often … nice to see some pictures
Just wondering .. The Grandmaster is clearly standing in a Marsumura Hakutsuru (White Crane ) stance .. why is this not mentioned with all of his wealth of knowledge?