Kazu Suwa, please remember me when you’re famous

You know the feeling you get when you meet someone who is not only super nice, but also super talented? The joy of knowing you’re not stuck with the task of entertaining the Loch Ness Monster, and that you might actually enjoy the day? That’s exactly the feeling the first time you meet Kazu Suwa. He’s a classical guitarist here in London, and if you don’t believe me when I say he’s ridiculously talented then you only need watch this:

We made that video with Kazu. He found that quaint little room over in Crystal Palace and he spent a couple of hours with our Creative One (of PIP PIX fame) and they put together that video for his YouTube channel. We’ve been working with Kazu for a while now. He makes a valiant effort to teach classical guitar to the boss, and we ensure to give him gorgeous, creative artwork to make up for it.

For example, late last year Kazu needed new photos in order to spruce up his website. These days it’s so important that your website is visually appealing. Especially as a musician, people want to see you and get to know you as a person, rather than just as an mp3. So we set up a shoot in Greenwich, and here are just a few of the images we ended up with:

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It was important to end up with a large selection of beautiful images that would actually be useful for many projects over the next few years. Kazu was eager to stress that he wanted to avoid anything too cheesy, tacky or clichéd. Apparently, Baywatch is not something to be emulated in the world of classical guitar. Hence our choice of the Greenwich Naval College and Greenwich Park as a backdrop. If anywhere demands to be taken seriously, it’s Greenwich. Did you see the massive line of columns in the last photo? They’re not messing around. Combine that with the glorious Autumnal colours and we had a stunning photo shoot on our hands.

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We think Kazu is pretty happy with the results. He ended up with around 1500 usable photos – that’s pretty good going. Do take a look at his website to see more of the pics, and to listen to  his music. He has an album coming out later this year and will be performing concerts. He’s well worth a look and a listen, so we’ll be sure to keep you posted.


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