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!


Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Visiting Jessica Evans in Breda, NL

In case you didn't notice, I disappeared to Holland in the latter part of February to visit friends, celebrate Valentines and shoot some more. One of my favourite photographer is also one of my best mates, Jessica Evans, a sweet, genuine and fun-loving American living in the Netherlands. Certainly well worth a two-hour journey from Amsterdam to Breda!

Jessica is very dedicated to her work and is known for taking beautiful pictures and with very skillful retouching churns out images to perfection whilst making them look natural as possible. Also, she is another one which brings out the "cuteness" in me.... that's cuz the first time she shot me last year, all she could say when looking at her viewfinder was "OMG, this is soooo cute"! Hmmm, till then, I never thought about myself as being "cute" at least in the pictures... honest!!!

My primary reason for visiting was to see Jessica and "hang out". As we both live in different countries we hardly see each other so it was good to catch up and do the Ladies who Lunch at the local Subways! We then went back to hers and watched "Little Britain" but got bored with it so decided to shoot! Luckily I brought some stuff just in case and loaded my face with makeup in the bus on my way over. I so had to get into that pretty bra & suspender set I bought on sale at Agent Provocateur... except they didn't have any matching knickers in my size so I improvised by adding a pair of black thongs from American Apparel!

As the daylight was waning, we couldn't shoot much in natural light which would otherwise have been ideal. After trying in various places in her study with little success, Jessica came up with a pivotal idea: her en-suite bathroom! All covered in white tiles to lighten up the room, we figured it would do as she brought her soft-box lighting... How fun that was!!! And original too...cramming ourselves in the bathroom, squeezing her and the lighting equipment between the washbasin and bathtub with me posing... in a wetroom shower!!! And with very limited arm movements for me as the setting was so compact... ha ha!

In the end though, we were both pleased with the outcome. The boldness of the green and black lingerie contrasted well with the "clinical" white tiles in the bathroom. Even the shower in the background added some accent to the image without being obstrusive. Now, combine that with a cheeky smile, and there you have it! I'm always pleased with the results when working with Jessica...in fact quite a number of togs and models in the U.K. are very impressed with her work and have asked me about her. So there you go, girl, keep up the wonderful work... you certainly bringing out the smiles, the sexy, the sultry and the cute!

For more of Jessica's work, check out: www.pixiemeat.com

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