23 responses to “Going Native Again: Trunk Girl and Shoujo-S (NSFW)”

  1. Adam

    Great review! The last group shot is probably my favorite.

    I admire your dedication in making a set of props just to create a scene for this shoot. It’s a style of photography that seems to work very well for figures. I aspire to try my hand at it one day, but I fear I will lack the patience to see it through.

    Seeing reviews of Native figures invariably reminds me that I really need to add some of their stuff to my collection. They seem to take the quality and presentation aspects of figures very seriously and they have excellent taste in choosing their source images. It’s just unfortunate that their distribution channels aren’t friendlier to international buyers, which makes an already high-end product even pricier.

  2. omo

    Fantastic set and layout as usual dude.

    Looking at the pictures of Shoujo S here, it would see that her expression is a lot more eager than her body language, which is just as you described. If even a little laid back.

    The table would’ve been pretty awesome, lol.

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  4. Fabrice

    If she does manage to fit in the suitcase then she isnt human..well shes a figure..you know what i mean ^^

    Beautiful shot! That first photo sure is a winner, perfect balance, ideas, etc ill actually save it on my comp if thats okay with you ^^

  5. Smithy

    Gorgeous photos! That trunk girl figure came out quite nicely, as you say it’s not easy too capture the same atmosphere as in Nishieda’s art with his peculiar color palette.
    The shoujo-s figure definitely looks less aggressive/suggestive than the original art, but quite good nonetheless.

  6. kodomut

    I love the bed! Crazy shots! Loving it <3

  7. Wieselhead

    These are really nice and creative shots, this “hotel room” like setting looks also very well done. I like the 4th and the 8th picture the most, really sexy and nice lighting. In the first picture it appears like poor Shoujo S was shot by trunk girl :D

    If I had to choose between these two figures I would probably choose the trunk girl, because of her very nice, interesting pose and her pretty eyes. Even though it seems like her mouth is hidden by her mouth.

    I like the look and feel of figures from Native, but at the moment I wouldn’t feel very comfortable with displaying figures without panties or with a too erotic and sexualized look ^^, maybe I will make an exception for their upcoming “Soniko in the bath” figure, assumed I’d also like look of the colored prototype, when it is shown someday.

  8. Tier

    That’s an amazing set that fits both figures perfectly. Native is one of my favorite makers – though admittedly, that’s mostly because of the raunchy nature of their figures rather than the premium feel they bring. Regardless, I appreciate both of those things and I hope they keep it up, since some of their recent figures have been more PG-13 and were a bit sparse in accessories unless you splurged extra for the bathtub.

    I’m having the same space problem, where I can’t unbox any figures without putting another away. Further, I don’t want to unbox a figure before I’m ready to photograph it since they get dusty really fast and I hate having to spend an hour cloning out dust and crap in Photoshop. And I can’t photograph a figure before I have a background ready, and as you say, they always seem to take longer to build than expected. It’s very satisfying when they work well, though.

    I really love the lighting of your setup, particularly the depth it establishes by falling off towards the background. There’s sort of a surreal feel there in how quickly it fades from bright to dark – though that seems very appropriate since if a naked girl holding a gun while sitting in a suitcase isn’t surreal, I don’t know what is.

    I have the same feeling about comments about the background. It’s kinda like when I read camera gear forums (which isn’t very often now) and someone would post a picture and people would go, “Awesome bokeh on that lens, dude!” I’d be thinking man, if somebody looked at my photo and complimented the bokeh, I’d be like, “Uhh, thanks, but what did you think about the part that’s in focus?”

    I ordered Trunk Girl from a US retailer; I wonder if I’m going to get it. From what I’ve seen, a lot of US retailers put up Native figures for preorder but I’m not sure whether they can actually fill them or not.

  9. AS

    Love the pictures. Sweet setup and construction. Too bad the pillow cases didn’t come out for the final shots. Maybe you can use it in future shots?

  10. Fifi the Ninja

    Beautiful shots! On previous visits, I looked at the portfolio of other shots you did, and I wondered how the backgrounds were made. I can’t believe you do them yourself! Fantastic! I especially love the photos with the chair tipped over, but my favorite is the extreme close up of Trunk Girl.

    And I must say, the wall sconce is pretty epic.

  11. emily

    It looks really good and the pictures you took are just perfect. The trunk girl I wanna just pack up and take home with me ;D

  12. Dinara

    Your shots are beautiful the scene you made is perfect. And these figures are amazing… the detail put into them are so good. Our first Native figure will be Princess Morudina . I loved her beauty and had to order her. I hope I enjoy her as much as you like yours!

  13. Jko

    Really interesting indeed. Your shots is very amazing and you really captured the emotion on it. She’s so hot. :-o

  14. petitorenji

    The lighting is so incredible, I want to cry.

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  16. Bakayaro

    Awesome photography! And I like the figures too. I never bought a Native figur but I should give it a try since they look so nice and lovely.