While doing the shoot for the non-designed purple gauze fundoshi, I realized I hadn't done a close up set in quite a while.
One reason for that is the mechanics involved of using the camera in macro mode and holding it close to the body. While the hand-held approach creates interesting angles, it presents issues with lighting and strange cast shadows.
This set is a test of using the camera on a tripod, and utilizing the zoom feature in a well-lit environment.
It occurred to me that the close up shoots I've done have always been in the middle of a current shoot right after putting on a fundoshi. I took notes on the setup to then duplicate it for a shoot from start to finish in close up mode.