Mini Miu nude by Alfie Goodrich
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Miu plays Medusa: nudes with Mini Miu, Pt.3

One never wants to kill an idea by over-doing it. But I think this latest incarnation of the 'take one image and mirror it' idea with the nudes of Miu works well.. maybe the best out of all of them. Although I think each shot has its own charm.

When I shot this I very selectively lit the model from one side. Pretty much all of one side of Miu was in total shadow. We were just playing with very low-key lighting that day and what we ended up with was, as it turns out, the perfect source material for these mirrored pieces.

I love this one particularly for the way the light and mirroring works around her hips, bust and neck. The pose I asked her to get into works so well for this sort of idea.

Like I said on the picture I posted earlier today, I was feeling a little dispondent about this shoot. Sitting on the shots for three weeks and only touching them now has breathed a new life into the whole excercise for me.


  • Nikon D700
  • Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 G
  • Alien Bee Ringflash through a softbox, perpendicular to the model


  • One shot duplicated, flipped and butted-up to the original
  • Some burning-in in various places just to get a nice even tone of light and shade across her body
  • Discrete toning using a mixture of Nik Color Efex Pro 3's 'cross processing', 'burnt sienna' and 'paper toning' filters.. all faded back and used in very short measure.


  1. Works well ……….that’s an understatement Alfie , it’s superb !

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