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…

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…