[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…

This Summer // The Trigger

To me, This summer is all about trying new gears, learning new lighting techniques, and translating my more-unconventional ideas into visual forms I tend to stick to the tried-and-true . . . But I grew dissatisfied with my previous works . . . In my eyes, they are pretty . . . but bland, not…

[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] 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…

[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…

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…

OPPA Magazine, December 2014

Vol. 11 – Art / Collage / Surreal Issue, pp. 85 – 124 Photographer and Retoucher: Miu Vermillion Stylist: Leonid Gurevich Makeup: Maraz and Aya Kudo Hair: Lorenzo Diaz and Takayoshi Tsukisawa Stylist’s Assistant: Janna Temkins and Jenneka Temkins Photographer’s Assistant: Anne Dixon Models: Leen, Ivanka K, Annabelle L, Kim D Photographed during Miss Aniela’s…