We love the energy of this photo shooting between photographer Mikkel Kristensen and model Akira. The black and white analogue images spread epic energy and accompany Akira through a day of table tennis and swimming while showing her most radiant smile.
“Akira and I have been friends since 2016 when we ‘street’ cast her for a ‘Boogie Nights’ themed campaign for my brand called POP Copenhagen, which we shot in a shabby but cute house in Silver Lake. Since then, we always catch up when I’m in L.A., and connect sweetly on our overall way of life and spontaneity. Akira is a ‘musician who models’, and I love her for being so tremendously excited about things. Specially about rock n’ roll, vintage guitars and music in general – in which she has the coolest taste and goes to concerts all the time – but also about setting up shoots, going on road trips or going surfing. Even if she has forgotten her surfboard, she’s ‘excited to just be near the water and swim around’. She’s true blue.”
Photography: Mikkel Kristensen – mikkelkristensen.co -@mikkelpop
Shot at Chateau Marmont
Wearing Bamba Swim & Roka the Label