Just before all the fiasco with the snow, I had my first shoot of the year, of the decade in fact, with renowned photographer, Keith Curtis, on 5 January 2010. It is my second one in fact with him. The first time he showed interest in working with me, I was chuffed! Keith has photographed a lot of beautiful people, especially famous ones, namely Page Three girls, sports people, actors/actresses... I have to admit I myself was very nervous... BUT he turned out to be the one of most pleasant, gentle and down-to-earth guy!
I took the train to Southampton which unsurprisingly made me arrive an hour late but he was fine about it though it meant having to cut our shooting time a tad shorter as I had a long trip back home. During our first shoot in October, we did our usual sultry and fun glamour images and then experimented on the artsy themes... but we discovered that almost all the images were either topless, see-thru or nude which would be unsuitable to post on sites such as Facebook!
So this time, we thought we'd spend the first half of the shoot producing modest "FB-friendly" images in catsuits, lingerie and wacky yet sexy fashion mainly involving PVC and lace. Then we looked through some books and got some ideas for some creative shoots which Keith and I wished to explore as it's very different from his usual style of glamour photography.
We had so much fun! First was Keith producing some purple velvety cloth and putting it over my head but with the holes cut up for my eyes, nose and mouth. I was to be executioner! I had to look very stern and scary carrying a whip, which for me was also a challenge to my usual smiling self! Then we experimented with images in which I would be wearing a pair of boots on my hands and feet and develop myself into an four-legged creature, a je ne sais quoi as one would say... We worked on a lot of dark serene moods in attempt to create something alternative. Both of us are rather new to this sort of thing so we had so much fun!
Above is one of our creations of the day.... I am waiting for more images to be edited and can't wait to post them up soon! WELL DONE, KEITH, LET'S DO IT AGAIN!!! But once the snow is gone of course!
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Hi everyone, it's me MIU!
Half-Japanese and half-Thai, I'm a free-lance semi-professional MODEL and ARTISTE based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. I have lived in the UK for 12 years previous to that, where my modelling career was born in 2008.
Apart from working all over the UK and Holland, assignments have taken me to Belgium, Germany, Spain, France, Sweden, Ireland and, of course, my hometown Japan!
I started as a life model posing nude for artists in the late 90s and eventually put myself in front of the cameras as a glamour model and became involved in car shows and hostessing parties and events in the UK. Easily bored with the same old routine I like to vary my work. Today, much of my work lie with nude, fetish, alternative, and erotic art.
For more information, you can also find me on: http://www.minimiumodel.com/
I love to document all my shoots and events to reflect what a great time I'm having and meeting all sorts of people. Some entries may be delayed since the shoot due to waiting for edited images or just being "busy". But I do my best!
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