Hardproofing

Here are some sneak peeks of my upcoming large format beauty editorial . . . (I’m hard-proofing the images at 100% scale . . . Because there are always some teeny tiny details one might miss . . . And it’s easier to spot them on print) I didn’t mean to turn it into a…

[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,…

Lomochrome Purple (35mm and 120 mm)

I always wanted to try photographing things using Lomochrome Purple films. Here is what the Lomography website says about the film: “This color negative film gives you a surreal analogue experience with its color shifting abilities . . . Blue becomes green, green becomes purple, pink becomes yellow. Red tones stay red, which keeps natural…