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:…

[Photography] Shooting Book Covers

People who scroll though the images I shot for potential book covers are usually left unimpressed . . . by the composition, the blandness, the excessive amount of negative space . . . The thing is, the images don’t look unfinished and bland to me . . . because I could already see where the…

[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…

Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5X Macro Lens

Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5X Macro Lens Ease of use: ★★★★ Sharpness: ★★★★★ Versatility: ★★½ Recently, I had the pleasure of testing Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5X Macro Lens. The lens is not as tricky to use as  many people say. Simply bring the lens very close to the object you want to photograph. Using…

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…

[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…

Hypnose

Some dark variations of the Dreamerie fashion editorial