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!


Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Latex Shoot with Robert Fletcher

This time, a photographer contacted me point blank through Flickr. From my diverse and numerous images, Robert Fletcher found me where he added me as contact. I had a look at his work, and I was truly impressed! A lot of beautiful latex gear - I am always on the lookout for doing something different... scary yet sexy!

More precisely, I'm looking into diversifying, and fetish themes are always a good sector to enter. Most appealing was being able to dress in luscious latex outfits provided by Robert, as latex has such a WOW factor. We booked time at my place for Monday 19 April 2010 which I was very much looking forward to! Robert has worked with a lot of stunning fetish, glamour and alternative models, and I was most honoured to know he was interested in shooting me. Despite the rather "scary" images he shoots, he is actually very friendly, approachable and polite as well as having a professional attitude and a knack for making models look good in photos.

Arriving on time, Robert showed me his big bag of goodies. Lots of beautiful latex gear! The only thing I needed to provide was a pair of killer heels which I had plenty of. The first set we began in the lounge where the lighting was perfect. He picked out an olive-green army uniform with matching skin-tight black skirt. The front was designed as a halterneck which created lots of cleavage enhanced by the fact that the top was of very tight rubber material. Add a Soviet-era army cap and we were in business. All I needed was to carry a crop and look VERY MEAN!!! And boy did I did feel very mean, hehe!!

For the second set, we went for a kinky black latex body with a pair of black sheer tights underneath. It was unfortunately a size or two too big for me as it was rather loose in the middle area. However, I really liked it so much I insisted on wearing it because it was oh so sexy especially given that the outfit had a zipper in the front! We agreed that wearing a wide elastic belt on the waist would clinch the middle and add some shape to the body which worked perfectly. As the image was shot on the staircase with Robert taking the picture from upstairs, the body turned out looking incredibly sleek.

The final set was in the garden. I had on a red latex dress with laces down the front. Luckily, the dress was short enough as I always have problems with the lengths of dresses lent to me. A large and long leather whip was provided to me which suited the outfit perfectly especially as it was also as red and black as the dress itself. Moreover, the serenity and green of the garden contrasted very well with the stern mood of the outfit.

The three hours for which our shoot was booked went by very quickly. Still we nailed a number of wonderful images which I was very pleased about. Robert expressed interest in wishing to work together again, continuing with more latex oufits. I am very excited about that! Further, he was well impressed with my rather embarrassingly extensive shoe collection that he would like to do some shoots with me wearing some of my shoes, perhaps to attract an audience of shoe fetishees. I think that would be fun! I thoroughly enjoyed working with Robert and would definitely like to shoot with him again. Thank you so much, Robert, I look forward to it!

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Sensual Fetish and Sexy Glamour shoot with David Dailand

Another FB Connection! This time, I had the opportunity to collaborate with David Dailand on Saturday 10 April 2010. Based in South end on Sea in Essex, David has quite a number of impressive work most of them artistic with careful thought to the lighting effect and models' poses.
Constantly on the look out for originality and "something different", David's work appealed to me. We spotted each other on FB and after some correspondence we decided to make a date for a shoot which I was very much looking forward to. Funnily enough though, he knows a lot of the photographers I have worked with, and in fact attended the Brighton Group Shoot last year though he admitted he kept a low profile. Even funnier is that his wife, Sally Bab, was one of the models at the group shoot back then...! After an hour train ride to Southend-on-Sea from London, David picked me up and we went to his house where I was also greeted by Sally. Impressive was not only his house but that he had a huge double-storrey "shed" in the garden that was also his studio!
We started off using the groundfloor where we worked on some nude BDSM images. First set involved me being "crucified" on a St Andrew's Cross holding some seriously huge chains which actually were made of plastic so was very light! Whilst shooting in colour initially, David had a brilliant idea to add a blue gel which was created quite an eerie effect (see above). The second set involved me being collared in a high and stiff leather collar and bound by my wrists behind my back in matching leather cuffs which in turn were both bound on a leather strap that was suspended from my collar. Final set was removing the strap and replacing that with leather thigh belts each of which were chained to my wrists. As of now, David has yet to provide me with retouched images of the last two sets. When you see them, I'll show you and you'll know what I'm talking about!
After completing the BDSM stuff, we had a break and proceeded to go upstairs for some bright and happy glamour images. This spacious attic had plenty of light and space which provided a perfect setting. I borrowed Sally's zebra-patterned corset which I matched with my own pair of pink fishnet stockings and heels. Very cheerful images compared to the more sombre stuff we were doing downstairs! Then I quickly changed into plain black bra/panties with heels and thought I'd add some class to it by donning a pearl necklace. Again another change of mood from cute & cheerful to sophisticated and chic. We concluded the day by doing some nude images of me on the floor.
I had such fun working with David. He's cheerful, funny and friendly though serious and meticulous about his work, eager to produce the "perfect" image. Though still waiting for the rest of the retouched images to arrive, I do like what I see so far. Many thanks, David! Let's do it again soon!
David has a website too: http://www.dailand-photography.com