Retouching

These past few days, I’ve been taking another look at the images I captured a few years ago . . . Even though I still love the photos I picked back then, I also gravitate towards some images I didn’t choose that year.  This particular shot, however, is still one of my favorite shots of…

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…

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    …

[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…

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…

[Fashion Editorial] Dreamerie

Fashion Editorial For Dreamingless Magazine 23.6 Photographer + Retoucher: Miu Vermillion Stylist: Masahiro Hiramatsu Make up artist: Makoto Nakai @ Wilhelmina Japan Hair Stylist: Akira Yamada @ Wilhelmina Japan Model: Kathy (Kseniya Belskaya) @ Wilhelmina Japan | Photogenics LA | Nagorny Models Original Images Top and headpiece: HELMAPH & RODITUS Dress: BILITIS DIX-SEPT ANS Shoes:…

A Fashion Editorial for Chloe Magazine – Spring 2016

Behind this playful editorial, there were unprecedented problems we overcame by thinking on our feet and spending extra time on pre + post production. I photographed 4 different editorials during Tokyo Fashion Week SS 2016 in October 2015  . . . Some things did not happen according to plan, and some things became unavailable at…

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

Summer Nights Rhapsody

Fashion Shift Magazine – Summer 2015 + Out Takes Photographer + Retoucher + Stylist: Miu Vermillion Hair + Make Up: Nami Hasegawa Model: Regina Schnitzer Top ONLY HEARTS | Faux Fur Vest BB DAKOTA | Body Harness  AGENT PROVOCATEUR | Headpiece & Nail Jewelry ANGELICA BRIGADE Dress & Nail Jewelry ANGELICA BRIGADE | Cuff Bracelet…

Limelights

ShuString Magazine Special Edition – Art of Summer Issue, June 2015 Photographer + Retoucher: Miu Vermillion Stylist: Karin Elgai HMUA: Johnny Gonzalez Photography Assistant: Steven Turner Model: Terese Pagh @ One.1 Management Gown: Bariano // Bracelets and necklace: Luma by Terese Pagh // Crown: Courtney McKenna for Luma by Terese Pagh Jacket and pants: Darling…