This project was inspired for two reasons.

At first

I often had the opportunity to see groups of students who were wearing school uniforms in Tokyo. When I saw them close up. I recognized each personality and face of the school girlsm however if there was distance between myself and girls. Then the existence of each school girls disappeared and the existence of the group appeared instead.

The second reason

I was inspired for my 100children project was when I lined up all of the individual photos together. I realized the impact of a group and how strong it can be. Then I choose to shoot the photos with nature as the background because it is simple and the girls could be the main focus.

I decided to shoot with scenery where you could not tell the specific location to encourage the audience to use theirimagination. The strength and beauty as a collective entity stood out more by being in nature.I was attracted to the expressiveness of the group.