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Brian Albert Cameron "Vespertine" Ziff[1] (pronounced VES-PUR-TEEN), born September 13, 1986, is a singer-songwriter, pianist and photographer. He takes most of the photos of Kerli. On April 27, 2012, he released an album called The End of the World Suite.

Photography

Ziff uses a Canon 5D mk II with "a lot of extremely expensive lenses[2]" while incorporating image manipulation (i.e. Photoshop).

Music

Brian, on his YouTube channel, used to post live performances of his songs and such as Little Photo Spy and The Trial; on April 27, 2012, he released an album called The End of the World Suite, that include eleven original songs. On May 2, Ziff published a kind of teaser called The End of the World Suite, saying that it contains clips from the upcoming video for Save Our Souls. However, the music video for the songs it's not out yet.

Relationship with Kerli

When asked, Kerli described their relationship:

We're friends with benefits. The benefits being - He takes my pictures and I cook for him|Kerli[3]

In 2016, in the interview Kerli did with Pop Crush (here), the introduction says "before turning to her boyfriend, Brian, to talk about the music. however, this does not confirm they are together due to the fact that it is based on someone's mere conclusion rather then proven by Kerli or Brian. [4]" This page lists photographs about or taken by Vespertine.

Shoot #1 (Unknown, 2010) for Army of Love

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Shoot #2 (Unknown, 2010) for Harlow Magazine

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Shoot #3 (June 26, 2011)

Shoot #4 (July/August, 2011)

Known as Born to Bubble

Shoot #5 (Unknown, 2012)

Shot at the Madonna Inn

Shoot #6 (Unknown, 2012) for Zero Gravity

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Shoot #7 (June 5-6, 2012)

Known as BubbleGoth at E3

Shoot #8 (August 18, 2012)

On the road to the Identity Festival, in Phoenix

Shoot #9 (August 19, 2012)

Kerli performed at the Identity Festival, in Phoenix, at the Pavilion Amphitheatre

Shoot #10 (August?, 2012)

Known as Kerli Is A Modern Day Princess

Shoot #11 (August?, 2012)

Known as Mirror Mirror - (?)
Credits:

  • One piece – eBay
  • Shoes – China
  • Rings – custom order from Sugar and Vice
  • Bracelet – a gift from a MoonChild
  • Nails – Lime crime
  • Cape – a gift from a friend

Shoot #12 (August?, 2012)

Known as Mirror Mirror - In the Secret Garden, Mirror Mirror - Blue Skies or Mirror Mirror - Doorway
Credits:

  • Nails - Lime Crime
  • Lips - Manic Panic
  • Mask - Downtown LA
  • Bag - Forever 21 + some DIY
  • Jacket - eBAy
  • Lovely necklace - Forever 21
  • Bat ring - milanoo.com
  • Rose ring - Downtown LA
  • Shoes - Downtown LA + some DIY
  • Skirt - DIY
  • Top - Vintage

Shoot #13 (August?, 2012)

Known as Mirror Mirror(?) - Mickey Mouse
Credits:

  • Skirt - Lip Service
  • Shoes - Unif
  • Necklace - Random sex Shop
  • Suspenders - second-hand store in Estonia
  • Hat - Vintage from a second-hand store
  • Bag - eBay

Shoot #14 (September?, 2012)

Known as Mirror Mirror(?) - Rooftop(?)
Credits:

  • Chinese top – eBay
  • Furry leg warmers / Baroque boot covers – DIY
  • Skirt – eBay
  • Shoes – China
  • Stockings – Claires
  • Kitty ears – eBay
  • Face mask – eBay
  • Jacket – Kerli's mom
  • Blue Dokidoki ring – Royal T Art Gallery
  • Brown Ice cream ring – ?
  • Pink Cake ring – DIY
  • Bag – eBay

Shoot #15 (September, 2012)

Known as My Sims Supernatural Makeover

Shoot #16 (November, 2012) for The Lucky Ones

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Shoot #17 (February, 2013)

Known as Mirror Mirror: Just another Thursday or Mirror Mirror - Anime Girl Kinda Day. [5]
Credits:

  • Furry Jacket- eBay
  • As If shirt- Etsy
  • Shorts- Downtown LA
  • Bag- eBay
  • Platform Sneakers– Vintage
  • Socks- eBay
  • Nails - Lime crime

Shoot #18 (Unknown, 2013) for Utopia

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Shoot #19 (August, 2013)

Known as Mirror Mirror – Baby Spice on Acid.[6]
Credits:

  • Shoes – UNIF
  • Pants – eBay
  • Top – Forever 21
  • Sunglasses – Party store
  • 3 Finger spiked ring – eBay
  • Neon strip spiked ring – Top Shop
  • Bubble ring – 1 dollar bin downtown LA
  • Gel manicure – DIY

Shoot #20 (August, 2013)

Known as Mirror Mirror – Oh My Goth.[7]
Credits:

  • Veil Headpiece – Lip Service
  • Gloves – eBay
  • Blouse – Lip Service
  • Sheer Skirt – Rehab
  • Long Skirt – eBay

Shoot #21 (September, 2013)

Known as Mirror Mirror – Hunicorn Dreams.[8]
Credits:

  • Horn – Firefly Path
  • Dress – Forever 21
  • Stockings – BonBon Lingerie
  • Shoes – Forever 21
  • Pink eyeshadow – Lime Crime

Shoot #22 (September, 2013)

Known as Mirror Mirror – Just a Thursday.[9]
Credits:

  • Sunglasses – Forever 21
  • Shoes – UNIF
  • Dress – Forever 21
  • Red Lipstick – Revlon

Shoot #23 (October, 2013)

Known as Mirror Mirror – New York, New York.[10]
Credits:

  • Jacket – DIY Rainbow Fringe Jacket
  • Faux fur collar – eBay
  • Top – Simon Preen
  • Skirt – Lip Service
  • Stockings – eBay
  • Shoes – China
  • Rings – custom
  • Sunglasses – eBay
  • Bag – eBay
  • Long Skirt – eBay

Shoot #24 (Unknown, 2015) for Feral Hearts

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Shoot #25 (Unknown, 2016) for Spirit Animal

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Unknown

References

  1. Ask.fm: Vespertinemusic. vespertinemusic.
  2. formspring.me: Vespertine's answer. vespertinemusic.
  3. formspring.me: Kerli's answer. bubblegoth.
  4. popcrush.com: Into the Woods with Kerli: Cover Story. Bradley Stern. July 26, 2016.
  5. Buzznet: Mirror Mirror: Just another Thursday. February 28,2013.
  6. Buzznet: Mirror Mirror – Baby Spice on Acid. August 22,2013.
  7. Buzznet: Mirror Mirror – Oh My Goth. August 29,2013.
  8. Buzznet: Mirror Mirror – Hunicorn Dreams. September 12,2013.
  9. Buzznet: Mirror Mirror – Just a Thursday. September 19,2013.
  10. Buzznet: Mirror Mirror – New York, New York. October 11,2013.