[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…

[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…

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….

Mindset, Growth, and Freedom

No one can live in a perpetual state of happiness. Happiness is a volatile emotional state, and it flies away the moment routines and obligations creeps into our lives. For that reason, my guiding principle in life is (and has always been): Be in a constant pursuit of fulfillment. As human beings, we produce carbon…

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…

Restless – Lucy’s Magazine (September 2014)

Lucy’s Magazine (September 2014 – Fall/Elegant Fashion Editorial) pp. 58-65 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: Kim D, Ivanka K, Annabelle L, Anastasia V   Save