Lomochrome Purple (35mm and 120 mm)

I always wanted to try photographing things using Lomochrome Purple films. Here is what the Lomography website says about the film: “This color negative film gives you a surreal analogue experience with its color shifting abilities . . . Blue becomes green, green becomes purple, pink becomes yellow. Red tones stay red, which keeps natural…

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…

Hanae Mori Manuscrit Wedding SS 2017

Hanae Mori Manuscrit Wedding October 18, 2016 Tokyo Fashion Week SS 2017 { Look One } Fashion forward and elegant: Wide-legged (gaucho?) pants (with pockets!), metal buttons, large sculptural ribbon on the back, and butterfly-patterened original headpiece. Pages:       1       2       3       4       5       6       7    …

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!

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]…

Just the way I used to do it …

Slow shutter speed, no flash, no tripod, and not-so-low f-stop . . . some of the things that used to baffle the people I worked with . . . especially during fashion shoots. Throw in the fact I used a 24-70mm lens for everything . . . (no portrait lens?! *gasp*) . . . I…

Diana F+ 38mm Super Wide Angle Lens on a Canon DSLR

I’ve been looking for DSLR lenses that can capture moody, dreamy, and nostalgic images for quite a while now . . . I had the inkling that Lomography Diana F+ and Holga lenses would do the trick; but, I only had vague ideas of what these lenses can do (minus analogue films, filters, gels, and…

[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…