Fine Art Photography: Photographs Within Photograph

Even if it’s only once, I really must give this a try . . . These images are also part digital photography, part analog photography (KONO! Rotwild + Fuji Instax Wide), and part digital photo manipulation. The digital image was shot using Canon 5DS R with 70-200mm lens, lit with¬† Profoto B1 monolight + a…

Extreme Crop of an Upcoming Beauty Editorial

Testing Phase One Pro 10 100% unretouched Marveling at the details It’s so different from Lightroom. It was a bit difficult to navigate at first, but I’m getting the hang of it. More photos soon. Model: SOFIA STEINBERG Makeup: SHINO ARIIZUMI Hair: SHUNSUKE MEGURO Photographer: MIU VERMILLION [adinserter name=”Recommendation Ad”] Save Save

Playing with Light

Just one of my many midnight experiments . . . Throwing light, creating shadows, playing with reflective objects, and trying various camera settings.   Save

[Fine Art Portrait Photography] Anastasia

I ended up re-editing the photos I shot in a couple of years ago . . . approximately 15 photos or so per look . . . but, this time, with the “less is more” approach: Color-grading + followed by light cleanup, dodging, and burning, + toning. The only lighting I used back then was…

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…

Creepy or Mysterious?: Closed-Up Room Stock Photo

I often turn my living room into a simple set (or two) for photo shoots … For this, I used a Classic Tile Floor Drop by Savage Universal, covered my chair and dress form with crumpled bed sheets, and hung some fabrics on my favorite Manfrotto background support. The Manfrotto background support is not exactly…

[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:…