Fine Art Photography: Photographs Within Photograph

Even if it’s only once, I really must give this a try . . . These images are also part digital photography, part analog photography (KONO! Rotwild + Fuji Instax Wide), and part digital photo manipulation. The digital image was shot using Canon 5DS R with 70-200mm lens, lit with  Profoto B1 monolight + a…

Playing with Light

Just one of my many midnight experiments . . . Throwing light, creating shadows, playing with reflective objects, and trying various camera settings.   Save

[Fine Art Photography] Kimberly

Hybrid Photography: 40% digital photography + 40% analog photography + 20% digital photo manipulation I made a number of presets so I can repeat and automate the process. (And, in case you are wondering, the analog part of the photo was shot using KONO! Rotwild) Photographer and Retoucher: MIU VERMILLION Stylist: LEONID GUREVICH Hair Stylist:…

[Fine Art Portrait Photography] Anastasia

I ended up re-editing the photos I shot in a couple of years ago . . . approximately 15 photos or so per look . . . but, this time, with the “less is more” approach: Color-grading + followed by light cleanup, dodging, and burning, + toning. The only lighting I used back then was…

Annabelle

Giving this series a second life . . . I shot this series way back when I was a natural light photographer and didn’t give a jot about camera settings. It was a much simpler time when all I cared about was the final image. Sometimes, I really want to go back to that mindset…

[Art Photography] Accedie

Back to my old tricks . . . I made a bunch of presets back in 2014, and I’m reusing them to create these . . . But, two and a half year of constant practice has refined my technique to a certain degree. Check my old work here and here for comparison. (Model: Yukiro…

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…

Dreamy and Sometimes Painterly Images Shot Using Diana F+ Camera

Diana F+ is a fascinating camera! It’s known to create distorted, saturated, and stylized images. Some of the photos I captured using this camera come out very painterly . . . very soft, and either streaked with light leaks, or decorated with very strong vignettes.  The rest, however, simply look very distorted. So far, my…

Revolog Volvox Experimental Film

Many weeks ago, I had the pleasure of testing this incredible experimental film; and I’m completely in love with it! The resulting images are vibrant and surrealistic. You’ll never know how the images are going to turn out before you develop and scan (or print) the negatives. But, so far, I love every single image…

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

Defrag [Me]

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

[Throwback Thursday] Enchanted // Deliriae

Previously: Published in the December 2014 issue of OPPA Magazine. Honored to be included in “Enchanted: Fairy Tales, Folktales and Fables Artistically Explored” (Out of Step Books) along with numerous artist I admire. Image Maker: Miu Vermillion Producer: Miss Aniela Stylist: Leonid Gurevich Make Up Artist: Aya Kudo Hair Stylist: Lorenzo Diaz using Shuly Wigs…

[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…

Hypnose

Some dark variations of the Dreamerie fashion editorial

[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…