Kono! Rotwild CN 400 35mm film + Lomography LC-A+

Trying and learning new things . . . Living and treasuring each moment . . . Creating artifacts . . . Because nothing lasts forever The photographic equipment i used to create these images: Camera: Lomo LC-A+ Film: Kono! Rotwild 400 CN – 35 mm Save Save Save Save

Creepy or Mysterious?: Closed-Up Room Stock Photo

I often turn my living room into a simple set (or two) for photo shoots … For this, I used a Classic Tile Floor Drop by Savage Universal, covered my chair and dress form with crumpled bed sheets, and hung some fabrics on my favorite Manfrotto background support. The Manfrotto background support is not exactly…

Going Analog : Nikon N75 + Kodak GC/Ultramax 400

Karatsu Kunchi 2016 Trivia: This festival features floats called #hikiyama, the largest ones being 6.8 meters tall & 3 TONS in weight. This particular one was built in 1854 (yep, that’s not a typo). ~ o 0 o ~ Last month, I managed to find my very first analog camera. I abandoned it at my…

Going Analog

Going analog . . . and starting to get what the fuss is all about I love the desaturated colors, foamy incoming tide, and the surprisingly sharp details . . . I find the effect beautiful, soft, and dreamy There is something nostalgic about these photos . . . something we cannot replicate using VSCO…

Defrag [Me]

One of the things we can do with unused photos from a fashion editorial shoot: Experiment!

[Idiosyncratic Monday] I’m Sorry, But You’re Toast!

This week’s post is dedicated to my Editor-in-Chief – Danijela Krha, Technical Director – Richard Pursey, and the rest of the Beautiful Bizarre team. The adorable art toys you see in this post are a part of the birthday presents they sent to me this year. The hand-painted Toasted Mini Marshall is designed by 64…

[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…

[Idiosyncratic Monday] Fashion Still Life

This week’s Idiosyncratic Monday series is all about incorporating shadows and fall-offs into my compositions. I used to dislike seeing shadows and fall-offs on seamless backgrounds. So, I used to do everything I can to eliminate them. But, sometimes, additional strobes and post-processing don’t fully do the trick. So, I decided to “make peace” with…

Lensbaby Spark | Part 2 + Idiosyncratic Monday 002

As I mentioned in a previous blog post, looking at the world through the filter of Lensbaby Spark makes me to see and think about light sources – and their reflections – differently. When I point the lens randomly (without focusing on specific people or objects), most of the times, the only things that look…

[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

Asakusa Night Pt. 2 – Lensbaby Velvet 56

Even though Lensbaby Velvet 56 is meant to be used as a soft focus portrait lens, it has become one of my go-to lenses for landscape and night photography. The way the lens makes lamp lights and metallic objects glow (especially in darkness) is like no other. I always use it at f/4 or f/5.6…

Asakusa Night with Lensbaby Spark

Camera: Canon 5DS Lens: Lensbaby Spark Camera Settings: ISO 1250 @ 1/200 sec Except for the 2 last images, none of the photos is altered/edited in any way Post-processing: VSCO Film 07 Night Tungsten – C- Kodak EliteChrome 160–, Vignette+, Lens: CA & Fringing on Adobe Lightroom Post-processing: VSCO Film 07 – Kodak Ektar 25 Cool…

[Personal Project] Mane 001

This image is a part of an ongoing series about some of the things I’m obsessed about, and some of the things I came to like . . . There are several layers of meanings behind this series. But, for now, I will keep them obscure. P.S. Lots of thanks to Nami Hasegawa for braiding…

Terese Pagh – Part 1

Hair and Make Up by Nami Hasegawa All irridescent jewelry by Luma – Jewels of Perception Camera: Canon 5D Mark iii Lens: EF 70 – 200mm f2.8L IS Profoto B1 + Elinchrom Rotalux 85 Deep Octa Camera Setting: ISO 200, f 2/8, 1/200 sec