Outtakes from Senegal

December 8 (2022): actress, model and Chanel Ambassador Komatsu Nana was in Dakar, Senegal, to attend the Métiers D’Art show and exhibition for Chanel, a premiere in Africa (see Métiers d’Art in Dakar on this blog). During her short stay there, Vogue Japan organized a photoshoot that was published a few weeks later, on February 1, 2023: Chanel-Dakar-Nana Komatsu.

The photographer in charge of the photo session was visual artist Djibril Dramé aka Gadaay whose agency (Sabali Inc) prepared the session with the Vogue team. I wrote a short interview article of Djibril Dramé for Blog Fascinant Japon, a very popular blog in the French language, dedicated to Japanese culture, art (past and present) and history: Vogue Japon au Sénégal. I’d like to thank Djibril Dramé for his time and generous offer of some HQ pics and outtakes.

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Vogue Trip to Senegal

Autumn 2022 (early December): actress and model Komatsu Nana spent a few days in Dakar, Senegal, as she went there to attend The Métiers D’Art Exhibition on December 8. The event was set up by Chanel with the active collaboration of local talents and organisations. It was a premiere in Africa ! Short report on this blog: Metiers d’Art in Dakar.

Vogue Japan prepared a report and there was a photosession with the actress, pictures which are published in the March issue of the famous magazine and also available in an online article. Vogue Japan March 2023 can be purchased from various online stores such as Amazon Japan. Photos by visual artist Djibril Dramé.

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Kimono Girl Mook 2

In October 2011, Kadokawa Publishing released another mook with young model Komatsu Nana on the cover. She was then promoted by 3BJunior, the junior/underage section of Stardust Promotion, had started her modelling career in 2008 with Nico-Petit ニコプチ and made her first cover for a magazine in 2010, the beginning of a long series up until now: Spoon. In 2011, she could be seen in Panasonic commercials and music clips by bands like Plenty or Radwimps

Details: Mook published by Kadokawa on October 31, 2011 – ISBN-10: 4048940937 – ISBN-13: ‎ 978-4048940931 – 63 pages – Photographs by Imajo Jun. This mook is out of print but used copies may be found on Yahoo Auctions or Amazon Japan.

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