Impossible Project I-1 Camera + 600 Film

For those of you who are curious what kind of images Impossible Project I-1 camera creates, this post is for you. I got this camera during my trip to Japan. I wasn’t able to find I-1 films over there, so I used the Polaroid 600 Type films instead. It’s not the easiest camera to bring…

Hanae Mori Manuscrit Wedding SS 2017

Hanae Mori Manuscrit Wedding October 18, 2016 Tokyo Fashion Week SS 2017 { Look One } Fashion forward and elegant: Wide-legged (gaucho?) pants (with pockets!), metal buttons, large sculptural ribbon on the back, and butterfly-patterened original headpiece. Pages:       1       2       3       4       5       6       7    …

Going Analog

Going analog . . . and starting to get what the fuss is all about I love the desaturated colors, foamy incoming tide, and the surprisingly sharp details . . . I find the effect beautiful, soft, and dreamy There is something nostalgic about these photos . . . something we cannot replicate using VSCO…

Just the way I used to do it …

Slow shutter speed, no flash, no tripod, and not-so-low f-stop . . . some of the things that used to baffle the people I worked with . . . especially during fashion shoots. Throw in the fact I used a 24-70mm lens for everything . . . (no portrait lens?! *gasp*) . . . I…

Diana F+ 38mm Super Wide Angle Lens on a Canon DSLR

I’ve been looking for DSLR lenses that can capture moody, dreamy, and nostalgic images for quite a while now . . . I had the inkling that Lomography Diana F+ and Holga lenses would do the trick; but, I only had vague ideas of what these lenses can do (minus analogue films, filters, gels, and…

[Idiosyncratic Monday] I’m Sorry, But You’re Toast!

This week’s post is dedicated to my Editor-in-Chief – Danijela Krha, Technical Director – Richard Pursey, and the rest of the Beautiful Bizarre team. The adorable art toys you see in this post are a part of the birthday presents they sent to me this year. The hand-painted Toasted Mini Marshall is designed by 64…

[Idiosyncratic Monday] Slush

These past few weeks, I’ve been trying to get used to photograph things using my two new-ish analogue cameras: The LC-A+ and the Zenit 412LS SLR. So, I photographed this week’s Idiosyncratic Monday photos using my analogue cameras. But, since it’s going to take a few days before I finish the rolls and develop the…

[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…

Lensbaby Spark | Part 2 + Idiosyncratic Monday 002

As I mentioned in a previous blog post, looking at the world through the filter of Lensbaby Spark makes me to see and think about light sources – and their reflections – differently. When I point the lens randomly (without focusing on specific people or objects), most of the times, the only things that look…

[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…