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!


Sunday, 26 August 2012

Forest, Fetish and Fun

Since being back and settled in the Netherlands, I’ve been trying to get myself known out here too.  This involves travelling around the country quite a bit but it’s certainly worth it!   One of the most memorable is on the Dutch-German border called Terborg, almost 2 hours away from Amsterdam, where photographer Bjorn Hijink is based.   As usual, I somewhat got acquainted with him on Facebook through mutual photographer friends.  So impressed with his work and his friendliness, I didn’t mind the long travel, and besides, it is the part of the Netherlands I have not yet explored.  We set the date of the shoot for 30 July 2012.

Bjorn picked me up from the station and those few minutes or so were quite an adventure. I had no idea we were going to drive across the border into Germany where he lived!  I was greeted by his wife, Marion, who is also a model but was assisting the shoot that day.  And what a wonderful couple they were!  Very hospitable and unassuming, they immediately made me feel at home.

Typical of the area, the weather was changeable.  First it was beautiful and sunny so after an introductory coffee and chat, we drove to the nearby forest to capture some nude shots as well as some skimpy PVC outfits such as the blue shorts and collar from Unzipped and the white top and bottom from Webers, both in Amsterdam.  Within an hour or so it started raining but luckily we had more than enough images to keep us happy.  

We returned to Bjorn and Marion’s beautiful home and continued shooting.  This time we used a semi-outdoors venue which was a staircase from the garden to the basement utility room hence providing natural light from above in a narrow confinement.  We thought that black PVC number from Weber’s in Amsterdam would be ideal, combined with a pair of thigh high boots to provide a dungeon atmosphere.

Our final venue was indoors in the bedroom for some low-key images.  I donned a red fishnet bodysuit I got in Tokyo and posed by the mirrored dressing table.  The red was so beautifully emphasized.  Then I proceeded posing nude wearing these super-high perspect stripper heels on the bed looking “come hither”.  I loved the way these heels stood out like lights.

And the day went by so quickly!  Although exhausted in the end we were very pleased with the outcome.  Bjorn has been rather quick in turning around the images despite having gone on holidays a few days after the shoot.  After having received the final batch a few days ago, I must say I am pleased with all the images and can’t wait to upload them soon!  I will share a few of my favorites here.

Thank you so much, Bjorn and Marion for this wonderful day.  I thoroughly enjoyed this photoshoot.  Let’s definitely do it again!

Monday, 13 August 2012

Cute, Cosplay and Kink

Cute yet naughty being collared in school uniform

These days I’ve been tempted to ask all photographers this.  If they want to collaborate with me that they include one set with a Hello Kitty theme!  So far I’ve had the guts to ask a few photographers who know me quite well already, and all are more than happy to accommodate.  Many of them do find it quite cute!  Enter Robert, otherwise known as “Nyan Nyan Ferris” from Germany.

Robert and I somewhat got acquainted on Fet Life about a year ago.  Both of us have similar interests, namely in Japan and things Japanese (his wife is Japanese) and share the same fascination for Cosplay, namely uniforms such as schoolgirls and nurses.  And let us not forget… we both adore Hello Kitty!  And hence we decided to get together and shoot here in Amsterdam during the weekend of 15 July 2012. 

Robert, based near Dusseldorf, drove out to Amsterdam and spent the weekend with us.  It was wonderful to meet him at last!  After loads of exchanges on Facebook, I was curious as to what to expect of him.  And what a nice and easy-going guy he was!  He had the honour of being the first photographer to shoot in my top flat which I was originally going to rent out as a photography studio.
Kitty-chan ate my popcorn!

Throughout the weekend, the main theme of the shoot was of me playing a submissive role.  Me all collared and leashed most of the time.  Some pet-girl play which I enjoyed doing, going down on all fours and pretending to be a little kitten and a naughty one at that!  One image I like to share is of me wearing nothing but a white Hello Kitty hairband with a red ribbon, a collar and a leash crawling on the  wooden floor.  In front of me is a small bowl of my favorite snack, popcorn.  A Hello Kitty toy is set on the floor too as if she and I are fighting over it.  Or, perhaps she is looking with bewilderment as I gobble it all up with my mouth.  Or she is just being so sweet and wants to share her snack with me?

We shot a couple of uniform shoots too.  With the school uniform fetish in mind, I changed into a hybrid sera-fuku, a Japanese school uniform.  A few pictures of me crawling on the floor in collar and leash as if being punished for being naughty.  And naughty I was, as later on, we’d take a few shots of me squatting down on the garden patio with my white knickers down!  Tsk tsk…  Then another strange but cute shot of me in a PINK nurse’s outfit wearing bunny ears but being very sexy in my fishnet holdups and black stilettos!

Punished and left out in the rain...

Unfortunately the weather was not to our favor during the weekend.  One minute it poured, next minute sunny and then raining again.  But we were so keen on doing an outdoors shoot in the garden.  So we came up with a brilliant idea.  Getting myself all starkers, ball-gagged, leashed and getting punished... by being left out in the rain!  And it gets better.  I then went on all fours on the grass and got drenched with a hosepipe all over my back.  Now that’s a real submissive!  And boy was that fun.  I was freezing my ass off alright but like many crazy photoshoots I do, I knew that had I chickened out, I would have regretted it.  And I'm glad I went ahead with it!  

What an awesome weekend it was!  The next time we will know what else we could work on and develop, now that we are more familiar with each other.  Perhaps plan it more, but of course spontaneity is fun too!  Nevertheless, we churned out a lot of cute and cheerful images as well as tons of crazy ones.  We plan on working together again for sure.  Robert has been diligently sending me images in batches, a few of which I am proud of sharing.  I look forward to getting more!!!

Thank you so much, Robert, for travelling all the way from Germany and for producing such fun images.  For more crazy photos, please click onto my Flickr site.