Nogizaka46 ninki~* girl Nishino Nanase just released her first solo shashinshuu last month on the 18th to a bit of a mixed reception, however much of that I’d like to believe is how idol photography ideology is very much in the eye of the beholder so to speak =). Simply titled “Fudangi” which translates to one’s “everyday, casual clothes…”, Nanasemaru’s theme here has a distinct feeling of ‘a day in the life’ as the photography captures the detailed subtle beauty of surroundings and encounters in perhaps what a typical excursion would be like beside Nanasemaru on any given day. Maybe think of “Fudangi” as being your personal ‘date’ day with Nanasemaru~♥ you know if you were able to capture mental snapshots of your day together =D. This soft cover edition includes an outer dust jacket and is approximately A4 sized and with its large dimensions it brings out a particular warmth and clarity with its abundance of close ups and ‘casual’ locations, many of which appear suitable for one’s family album, and in that maybe much more than an “idol shashinshuu” feel overall. Also notable is the abundance of black and white photography present which roughly represents a significant 1/4th of the photographs herein, and in the style in which they’re spread pretty evenly throughout, it adds even more of a personal if not nostalgic feeling…difficult to put this into words precisely but as you peruse the scans I’ve done below I think you’ll get the gist =). The large size pages also create a vivid dynamic save for those which are half page images and it must be said that Nanasemaru possesses within these photographs a charismatic~maturity about her, one which appears beyond her youth and while I’ve not experienced a whole lot of her pictorials…dare I say that early on in this shashinshuu Nanasemaru appears in mizugi (swimsuit) as being quite the rarity or perhaps a very first in a pictorial?? Again, I’ve not seen a whole lot of her photography in magazines and such however I must say that I’ve not seen her dressed in so little material before, as well the mizugi is so meant for ^^. Well Nogizaka46 as a whole are particularly ‘conservative’ so to to speak when it comes to gravure so in any case whether rare or a first or just really rare while there aren’t very many mizugi photographs herein to speak of, they’re nonetheless eye-catching and most likely I presume for the reasons just given =).
Scanning this shashinshuu presented quite the challenge as its aforementioned large approximately A4 size is nearly the equal of my scanner’s entire surface and if you’ve scanned books before then you surely know of how it’s not possible to scan the entire surface of books which won’t lay completely flat and even at that you’d still lose a bit of the image on either edge if the book’s surface is close to being equivalent of your scanner’s surface. Well, if one were wild enough to rip said book apart literally from its bindings then scanning complete images would then be possible and the main reason why I bring this up is that Nanasemaru’s shashinshuu “Fudangi” has quite the abundance of single photographs which take up two pages and I do mean they’re a lot of them here!!! So I scanned them the best I could leaving out some of the photograph’s outer sides while attempting to scan as much of the central portions on either page side in order to make these two-adjoining-page images appear as complete as I possibly could….not an easy task and you’ll see what I mean by the results here for example….
Some came out okay while others not so much xD, I think this one above was a pretty good attempt =).
So if you’re a Nanasemaru~♥ fan then without question this shashinshuu is a must have, however for idol photography fans whom wouldn’t mind a pictorial collection which isn’t so “idol~y” then “Fudangi”’s distinctly personal feel and warmth may truly also be for you too~ ^^.
~Not sure why the photographer chose to present these as half page images and this in itself is that much more notable as these two photos in particular represent the rare mizugi Nanasemaru sports herein~
~Isn’t there something extra sexy about knowing mizugi is just underneath and yet your eyes are being forbidden from much of it?~
~Huh…if you’re a regular visitor here then you surely know all about “the inevitable idol photo book butt photo”, however just above this photo does beg the question of whether there’ll be the beginnings of “the inevitable idol photo book crotch photo” just christened by Nanasemaru?”….just kidding!! =P
… “nothing” sensual to see here, keep moving =)!~
~Surely an inevitable idol photo book butt
photo for the ages,
says a lot when not one but(t) two-
pages are needed~
(subtlety need not apply it seems… =O)
In any case
very cute! *^^