Ivanka

  Photographer: MIU VERMILLION Stylist: LEONID GUREVICH Hair stylist: TAKAYOSHI TSUKISAWA Makeup: AYA KUDO Model: IVANKA K Dress: KRISTIN COSTA Necklace: SHOP 3NY Bracelet: CLARA KASAVINA Rings: GBGH JEWELRY

[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:…

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…

The Willingness to Experiment and Look Stupid in the Process (but learn a lot from the experience)

When it comes to developing one’s personal photographic style, improving one’s skills, and avoiding stagnation . . . there are times when one needs to ignore common theories and try something different: Using unusual camera settings, pointing one’s monolight to the floor, moving the light around bit by bit, and take some test shoots. And,…

Lifelike Arms, Human Heart, and Medical Instruments

Something simple, something dark . . . with a touch of starkness and elegance I photographed the props (from Dapper Cadaver) against simple seamless black background (by Savage Universal) at high aperture with one light source: My trusty Profoto B1, aimed towards an off-white ceiling, without any light modifier. Then, I tweaked the highlight and…