Sari Matsuyama

Sari Matsuyama
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I was born in Texas, US but grew up in Japan. I speak Japanese and English. My hobby is drawing and playing sports. I sometimes sell my art. Currently, I go to an American school in Tokyo, Japan. My major is art, and I'm looking forward to learning art. 

I started modelling since last year (2016). I do fashion model for brands and portraits too. I'm friendly for everyone, and I love working with people to make creative work! 

Our readers would love to get to know you more Sari. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?

I have tattoos to express more about myself and which is rare in this country (Japan). 

Also, I used to do gymnastics, so I have a super flexible body. Sometimes I express it in the photos. It may look really strange, but at the same time, it's so unique posing to impress and surprise people.

Sari, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?

My passion comes from my experience. I experienced lots of photo shoot that encourages me. My aspiration is to do modelling or acting outside of Japan with so many people from other countries.

I started model by asking photographers who can take pictures of me on Instagram. I wanted to practice so even the photographer who was so strict; I asked him to have photo shoot with me.

Who is your inspiration in life Sari? How do you keep inspired?

I would say, my mother. She inspired me a lot. Since my child hood, I didn't get any good grade except for fine art class, but yet, she encourages me to do the things that I like.

We all make mistakes Sari; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Model; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.

I would go outside of Japan and do modelling or actress. 

Sari, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Model, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs?

I just talk with them and planned out with them a lot. To make their service better, I brought up some plans and sometimes clients adjusted some styles of photos for me. (Such as the amount of contrast, vintage, high lights.....etc.)

Please tell us, Sari, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model?

Just I talk to them just like my close friends or my family. To be successful, I just have fun with my work.

Sari, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.

Just I wanted to have some styles that I wanted to try. I wanted to mix art and photography so I asked one of the clients and I looked at the pictures that can give them a hint and for the photo shoot, they adjusted and made the photographs that I also wanted to have.

Sari, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want with share to everyone. What is it and why?

I think models share the moment to make people change or impact people. 

If I share the proudest moment, people will be impressed and try to be like me or close to me. If I wear the product for a brand and have photo shoot and post on Instagram, I can have the opportunity to try a new brand that I was dreaming to out on. I think that's why we (models) do so

Sari, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?

I think black light body painting was so exciting photo shoot I've ever done. It took 5 hours but yet, it was new to me, so I had fun.

For the difficult work was when the clients were so quiet. Although, the clients followed my ideas and plans so I just noticed I should start leading them at the same time.

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?

I would say, just try and have fun!

Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?

I would like to try new kind of fashion that can impress people:)

Photo Credits:
Cover photo
photographer: @r_j___

Picture 1,2and 4
photographer: @39yutaro
brand: @clair_official

Photographer @yuunagi

Photography by me

Picture 6
Photographer and Style

Picture 7
Photographer: @yusuke_26_

Picture 8
Photographer: @good_luck110