[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:…

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

Terese Pagh – Part 1

Hair and Make Up by Nami Hasegawa All irridescent jewelry by Luma – Jewels of Perception Camera: Canon 5D Mark iii Lens: EF 70 – 200mm f2.8L IS Profoto B1 + Elinchrom Rotalux 85 Deep Octa Camera Setting: ISO 200, f 2/8, 1/200 sec

Cauchemar

Experimental fine art photography Featured in Emboss Magazine Vol. 001 Photographer: Miu Vermillion Model: Regina Schnitzer Hair + Make Up: Nami Hasegawa Stylist + Costume Designer: Joyce @ Angelica Brigade Dress ANGELICA BRIGADE Dress and nail jewelry ANGELICA BRIGADE Bustier SPANX Neck chain AGENT PROVOCATEUR Collar as headband ANNE FONTAINE Faux fur shawl SPIRIT HOODS…

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…

Limelights

ShuString Magazine Special Edition – Art of Summer Issue, June 2015 Photographer + Retoucher: Miu Vermillion Stylist: Karin Elgai HMUA: Johnny Gonzalez Photography Assistant: Steven Turner Model: Terese Pagh @ One.1 Management Gown: Bariano // Bracelets and necklace: Luma by Terese Pagh // Crown: Courtney McKenna for Luma by Terese Pagh Jacket and pants: Darling…