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…

Klaudia

Here are some of my favorite unused images from the series published in the 7th issue of Aether Magazine. (You can view the published images in my previous blog post) But if you shot hundreds of images per look, sharing one or two photos per look is a total waste . . . especially if…

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] Johan Ku Gold Label

Tokyo Fashion Week AW 2016-17 Johan Ku Gold Label March 18, 2016 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 Up To 160MB/s Peak Design Slide Peaks Edition Lassen Padded Camera…

A Fashion Editorial for Chloe Magazine – Spring 2016

Behind this playful editorial, there were unprecedented problems we overcame by thinking on our feet and spending extra time on pre + post production. I photographed 4 different editorials during Tokyo Fashion Week SS 2016 in October 2015  . . . Some things did not happen according to plan, and some things became unavailable at…

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…

Summer Nights Rhapsody

Fashion Shift Magazine – Summer 2015 + Out Takes Photographer + Retoucher + Stylist: Miu Vermillion Hair + Make Up: Nami Hasegawa Model: Regina Schnitzer Top ONLY HEARTS | Faux Fur Vest BB DAKOTA | Body Harness  AGENT PROVOCATEUR | Headpiece & Nail Jewelry ANGELICA BRIGADE Dress & Nail Jewelry ANGELICA BRIGADE | Cuff Bracelet…