Extreme Crop of an Upcoming Beauty Editorial

Testing Phase One Pro 10 100% unretouched Marveling at the details It’s so different from Lightroom. It was a bit difficult to navigate at first, but I’m getting the hang of it. More photos soon. Model: SOFIA STEINBERG Makeup: SHINO ARIIZUMI Hair: SHUNSUKE MEGURO Photographer: MIU VERMILLION [adinserter name=”Recommendation Ad”] Save Save

Ify

Photographer: MIU VERMILLION Stylist: LEONID GUREVICH Hair Stylist: LORENZO DIAZ Makeup: MARAZ using MAKEUP FOREVER Model: IFY J Corset: PARADOX DESIGNS Dress: MIMI PROBER Necklaces: CLARA KASAVINA Bracelets & rings: GBGH JEWELRY Shoes: ZACK LO

[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…

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…

Vytaute

Alienskin Exposure X + VSCO X Model: Vytaute Siauciulyte Make Up: Shino Ariizumi Hair: Kazuki Fujiwara Photography + Lighting: Miu Vermillion Here is another image I captured more than a year ago. This photo does not require any retouching, but to make the image looks more interesting, I triple processed it using Alienskin Exposure X,…

[Take Two] Not-so-new Shot, New Edit

Revisiting the images I captured a couple of years ago, and retouching them in a completely different style 💐 🌸 Model: @ksubelskaya (@casbahmodels) 🌸 Stylist: @masahiro_hiramatsu (@ysc_inc) 🌸 Hair Stylist: @akirahair 🌸 Make Up Artist: @makoto_nakai 🌸 Photographer and Retoucher: @MiuVermillion Shot using Canon 5D Mark iii with one light setup (Profoto B1 monolight with…

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…

Defrag [Me]

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

[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…

[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:…

[Tokyo Fashion Week AW 2016-17] Divka

Tokyo Fashion Week AW 2016-17 Divka March 15, 2016 Do you notice the unusual vignetting and bokeh? Everything was created on camera. Here is a little story behind it: It was one of those rare times when I didn’t secure a spot on the front of the photographers’ pit, and the two photographers in front…

[Tokyo Fashion Week AW 2016-17] Hanae Mori Manuscrit: Part 1

Tokyo Fashion Week AW 2016-17 Hanae Mori Manuscrit: Part 1 March 15, 2016 [ Go to Part 2] [ Go to Part 2] Canon 5DS DSLR Camera Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens B+W 77mm Clear UV Haze with Single Coating SanDisk Extreme PRO 128GB CompactFlash Memory Card UDMA 7 Speed…

Till Dawn

For Aether Magazine Issue 7 Photographer + Retoucher: Miu Vermillion Stylist: Keith S Washington @ Wilhelmina Japan Make up artist: Shino Ariizumi using M.A.C Pro Cosmetics Hair Stylist: Kazuki Fujiwara Stylist’s Assistant: Maia Lillford Make Up artist’s assistant: Chihiro Yamada Hair stylist’s assistant: Kanako Kashioka Model: Yukiro Tear Sheets Original Images + Off Shoots Blazer…