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 with  Profoto B1 monolight + a…

[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:…

[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…

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…

[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…

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…

[Idiosyncratic Monday] Slush

These past few weeks, I’ve been trying to get used to photograph things using my two new-ish analogue cameras: The LC-A+ and the Zenit 412LS SLR. So, I photographed this week’s Idiosyncratic Monday photos using my analogue cameras. But, since it’s going to take a few days before I finish the rolls and develop the…

[Throwback Thursday] Enchanted // Deliriae

Previously: Published in the December 2014 issue of OPPA Magazine. Honored to be included in “Enchanted: Fairy Tales, Folktales and Fables Artistically Explored” (Out of Step Books) along with numerous artist I admire. Image Maker: Miu Vermillion Producer: Miss Aniela Stylist: Leonid Gurevich Make Up Artist: Aya Kudo Hair Stylist: Lorenzo Diaz using Shuly Wigs…

[Idiosyncratic Monday 001]

Things to jolt brain synapses awake on a Monday morning ☆ Once a week, I juxtapose a number of unrelated items together and photograph them. The resulting photos are often surreal, and – sometimes – turn out to be the starting points of my future projects. P.S. Junk shop items often make the most interesting…

This Summer // The Trigger

To me, This summer is all about trying new gears, learning new lighting techniques, and translating my more-unconventional ideas into visual forms I tend to stick to the tried-and-true . . . But I grew dissatisfied with my previous works . . . In my eyes, they are pretty . . . but bland, not…

Hypnose

Some dark variations of the Dreamerie fashion editorial

Night Walk

“Things [tend] look different in the darkness of night, and pops of artificial lighting [tend to] lend a sense of mystery – and perhaps eeriness –  on how our surroundings look like once the sun goes down. At night, artificial light sources – and everything they illuminate – become the focal points of our gazes….

Cauchemar

Experimental fine art photography Featured in Emboss Magazine Vol. 001 Photographer: Miu Vermillion Model: Regina Schnitzer Hair + Make Up: Nami Hasegawa Stylist + Costume Designer: Joyce @ Angelica Brigade Dress ANGELICA BRIGADE Dress and nail jewelry ANGELICA BRIGADE Bustier SPANX Neck chain AGENT PROVOCATEUR Collar as headband ANNE FONTAINE Faux fur shawl SPIRIT HOODS…

Muses 003 (Original Version)

The original  (100% unretouched) version See the retouched version in the 4th issue of dpi magazine (Australia) Photographer + Stylist: Miu Vermillion Model: Regina SchnitzerHair + Makeup: Nami Hasegawa Backdrop: Oliphant Studio One light set-up, using Elinchrom Deep Inverse 49″ Octa with BRX 500 monolight + white v-flat Captured using Canon 5D Mark III with…

OPPA Magazine, December 2014

Vol. 11 – Art / Collage / Surreal Issue, pp. 85 – 124 Photographer and Retoucher: Miu Vermillion Stylist: Leonid Gurevich Makeup: Maraz and Aya Kudo Hair: Lorenzo Diaz and Takayoshi Tsukisawa Stylist’s Assistant: Janna Temkins and Jenneka Temkins Photographer’s Assistant: Anne Dixon Models: Leen, Ivanka K, Annabelle L, Kim D Photographed during Miss Aniela’s…