Title: All Things WTAPS./300th entry「Fresh tension」

Right around when summer is getting serious, it gets busy around here preparing for various autumn/winter season exposure. Talking to editorial staff, photographers, etc., they too are in a busy timeframe, so working our schedules becomes something that needs to be dealt with. During such times, a photo shoot for one of the features just finished. It ended smoothly as planned, since it was with staff we have worked with together for quite some time. There is no time to relax since I need to get working on the next shoot, but this moment is one of a huge relief where the tension dissolves away.


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All things WTAPS.Shiori Etsugu / PR

Title: All Things WTAPS./299th entry「I bought it at a record shop」

There was something that came up, and it was decided to make a zine; I got really excited since it has been a while, so my page is already done.
Pulling some out from my collection, some had discolored corners, and I was careful turning the pages where the ink was dried so crisp, while also getting strangely happy checking out the slapped together finish of them. It was more like being able to reconfirm my love towards zines, than recollecting past memories.
I remember now, that despite being part of the staff, I really got into it and listened to the professional editors we had helping us out with instructing a zine workshop we did in the past at Blackflag.


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All things WTAPS.Shiori Etsugu / PR

Title: All Things WTAPS./298th entry「A bustling place」

It has been getting hotter and hotter, and we have entered the days where we know it will be full on summer from now; as if to oppose what is felt, the first 2016 AW feature was just released the other day.
The shoot took place around Shibuya/Harajuku. Of course it is an area we are well familiar with, but things seem different when going there for a shoot, and many things felt confusing and bewildering. Things I did not normally care about like how the crowd never seems to end, and also being perplexed at how the cars the went by seemed malicious. But then, I felt because of all that, this city has its character.


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Title: All Things WTAPS./297th entry「Each one's style」

We just finished the image cuts for the catalog the other day. It is normal to talk about this and that during the shoot and while changing, but in my case I really like to check out how shoes are laced up.
This is something I was impressed about at the last catalog shoot also; lacing shoes seems straightforward, but it is really something that is very different between people. Not just only how good a person laces them, or how fast they are at it, but even if it does not look decent when laced up, it is definitely a part of that person's style.
You may think I am exaggerating over something simple like lacing shoes, but I get happy when I meet someone that has shoes laced in a way I have never seen before. And I end up wanting to try it myself.


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Title: All Things WTAPS./296th entry「Be calm」

Compared to the other seasons, the season where the early summer rain does not stop, has one more factor to worry about. It is best if you could prevent it ahead of time, but that is not easily done, so you are caught up with dealing with this factor most of the time. At times like this, I try to focus back to the origin so I can be calm, while I get caught up trying to think of prioritizing the procedures. The work being done now and the schedule is important, but I ask myself repeatedly what it is that absolutely has to be done for completion. All said and done, my conclusion is always the same when I look back at things, and I feel relieved each time. It sounds grand, but despite how my mind thinks, I end up moving hastily; from the sidelines I probably look like I am nervous and restless.


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