Fine Art Photography: Photographs Within Photograph

Even if it’s only once, I really must give this a try . . . These images are also part digital photography, part analog photography (KONO! Rotwild + Fuji Instax Wide), and part digital photo manipulation. The digital image was shot using Canon 5DS R with 70-200mm lens, lit withΒ  Profoto B1 monolight + a…

Extreme Crop of an Upcoming Beauty Editorial

Testing Phase One Pro 10 100% unretouched Marveling at the details It’s so different from Lightroom. It was a bit difficult to navigate at first, but I’m getting the hang of it. More photos soon. Model: SOFIA STEINBERG Makeup: SHINO ARIIZUMI Hair: SHUNSUKE MEGURO Photographer: MIU VERMILLION

Playing with Light

Just one of my many midnight experiments . . . Throwing light, creating shadows, playing with reflective objects, and trying various camera settings.   Save

[Fine Art Photography] Kimberly

Hybrid Photography: 40% digital photography + 40% analog photography + 20% digital photo manipulation I made a number of presets so I can repeat and automate the process. (And, in case you are wondering, the analog part of the photo was shot using KONO! Rotwild) Photographer and Retoucher: MIU VERMILLION Stylist: LEONID GUREVICH Hair Stylist:…

Ify

Photographer: MIU VERMILLION Stylist: LEONID GUREVICH Hair Stylist: LORENZO DIAZ Makeup: MARAZ using MAKEUP FOREVER Model: IFY J Corset: PARADOX DESIGNS Dress: MIMI PROBER Necklaces: CLARA KASAVINA Bracelets & rings: GBGH JEWELRY Shoes: ZACK LO

[Photography] Shooting Book Covers

People who scroll though the images I shot for potential book covers are usually left unimpressed . . . by the composition, the blandness, the excessive amount of negative space . . . The thing is, the images don’t look unfinished and bland to me . . . because I could already see where the…

[Fine Art Portrait Photography] Anastasia

I ended up re-editing the photos I shot in a couple of years ago . . . approximately 15 photos or so per look . . . but, this time, with the “less is more” approach: Color-grading + followed by light cleanup, dodging, and burning, + toning. The only lighting I used back then was…

[Analog Photography] Adox Color Imposion

Adox Color Implosion: Grainy, with yellowish tint, and GRAINS! I love how to use it to shoot anything blue . . . in this case: the sky, blue jeans, water in a swimming pool . . . It adds a nice contrast and makes the image pops       Save Save

Annabelle

Giving this series a second life . . . I shot this series way back when I was a natural light photographer and didn’t give a jot about camera settings. It was a much simpler time when all I cared about was the final image. Sometimes, I really want to go back to that mindset…

Klaudia

Here are some of my favorite unused images from the series published in the 7th issue of Aether Magazine. (You can view the published images in my previous blog post) But if you shot hundreds of images per look, sharing one or two photos per look is a total waste . . . especially if…

Retouching

These past few days, I’ve been taking another look at the images I captured a few years ago . . . Even though I still love the photos I picked back then, I also gravitate towards some images I didn’t choose that year.Β  This particular shot, however, is still one of my favorite shots of…

[Take Two] Not-so-new Shot, New Edit

Revisiting the images I captured a couple of years ago, and retouching them in a completely different style πŸ’ 🌸 Model: @ksubelskaya (@casbahmodels) 🌸 Stylist: @masahiro_hiramatsu (@ysc_inc) 🌸 Hair Stylist: @akirahair 🌸 Make Up Artist: @makoto_nakai 🌸 Photographer and Retoucher: @MiuVermillion Shot using Canon 5D Mark iii with one light setup (Profoto B1 monolight with…

Tethered

If a circus trainer ties a baby elephant to a peg when it was too small and weak to free itself; no matter how large and strong the elephant becomes, it will continue to believe it cannot free itself from its shackle. It is something my younger self can relate. I photographed this series many…

Lomography XPRO 200 ISO 35mm film (Cross Processed)

Not every photo we create needs to be our masterpiece But testing new films for no particular project can be a good learning experience . . . The camera and film I used to create these images: Nikon N75 35mm Film SLR Camera Kit with 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 Nikkor Lens Lomography X-PRO Slide Film 200 35mm…

KONO! Rotwild + Lomo LC-A+ Camera (Take 2)

Not as strong and “contrasty” as other people’s (and my own previous) shots . . . but I like them this way. More nostalgic than intense, with an added tinge of melancholy . . . Save Save Save Save Save

Water Puddle, Noguchi Garden, Agfa Vista Plus 400, and Zenit 412LS

Grainy, desaturated (with pale lavender tint), and very sharp Zenit 412LS has become my #1 favorite analog camera ever since I used it for the first time a couple of months ago. I love how it captures textures, and there is a beautiful yet undefinable quality no digital camera and photo manipulation can create. Combined…

Revolog Volvox Experimental Film

Many weeks ago, I had the pleasure of testing this incredible experimental film; and I’m completely in love with it! The resulting images are vibrant and surrealistic. You’ll never know how the images are going to turn out before you develop and scan (or print) the negatives. But, so far, I love every single image…

[Style Editorial for Elegant Magazine] My Precious

After keeping these photos in wraps for SO many months, I’m thrilled to finally be able to share them! This photo series is one of my favorite series so far because it marks a major turning point in the way I approach my personal photographic projects and the way I retouch my images. At that…

Spotted on Wix.com and Conde Nast Magazines’ Websites

Thrilled to see my works appearing in a video on Vanity Fair‘s, Brides Magazine‘s, Conde Nast Traveler‘s and Wix‘s website (even though they show up for no more than 3 seconds: At 0:46-47 and 1:11). Lots and lots of thanks to Wix for this opportunity. [To view the actual portfolio page, please click this link]…

Whimsical Still Life Photography for DPI Magazine Vol. 06

Something dark, Something silly, Something mysterious, Something imaginative, And some things I’ve always wanted to try DPI Magazine Vol. 6 To me, this summer is all about fulfilling my longtime goals and wishes . . . Trying a new genre, testing various light modifiers, re-learning analog photography . . . and refining my photographic style…

Till Dawn

For Aether Magazine Issue 7 Photographer + Retoucher: Miu Vermillion Stylist: Keith S Washington @ Wilhelmina Japan Make up artist: Shino Ariizumi using M.A.C Pro Cosmetics Hair Stylist: Kazuki Fujiwara Stylist’s Assistant: Maia Lillford Make Up artist’s assistant: Chihiro Yamada Hair stylist’s assistant: Kanako Kashioka Model: Yukiro Tear Sheets Original Images + Off Shoots Blazer…

[Art Photography] Accedie

Back to my old tricks . . . I made a bunch of presets back in 2014, and I’m reusing them to create these . . . But, two and a half year of constant practice has refined my technique to a certain degree. Check my old work here and here for comparison. (Model: Yukiro…

Vytaute

Alienskin Exposure X + VSCO X Model: Vytaute Siauciulyte Make Up: Shino Ariizumi Hair: Kazuki Fujiwara Photography + Lighting: Miu Vermillion Here is another image I captured more than a year ago. This photo does not require any retouching, but to make the image looks more interesting, I triple processed it using Alienskin Exposure X,…

Washi X 400/135 Maskless CN Film

I was really sad when I found out this film has been discontinued by its manufacturer. (Actually, I’m still sad about it).Β  Look at the beautiful cinematic effect seen on these photos. If you follow my blog, you might have seen this place in one of my previous posts. See the whole lot of difference…

Lomography 100 ISO Color Negative + Nikon N75

Sometimes, nice and simple shots are more than just enough Shot using my very first analog camera, ever . . . the one I bought at BestBuy many years ago, when I was taking Photography 101 class (the only photography class I ever took in my entire life). This camera is very easy to use….