We had a latex fashion shoot with the contestants of Miss Fashion last Saturday. My good friend Eva had been my assistant all day: she helped dress and undress all 12 models, go them to makeup on time and made sure everyone made it to the 3 different sets. Eva did a terrific job. I always know I can rely on her to be the best personal assistant ever.
This summer marks the 30th anniversary of Springsteen’s Born In The U.S.A. As matter of fact the album was originally released on June 4, 1984. The album sold over 30 million copies worldwide—probably Springsteen’s best selling album—and it was also the 1st album I ever bought. It was the summer of 1984—it was a beautiful summer as I remember—and I saved up my allowance to go and buy the album on vinyl at a local record store.
Plenty of reasons thus to be very excited about the release of Dead Man’s Town: A Tribute To Born In The U.S.A., a tribute album that celebrates the 30th anniversary of Born In The U.S.A. According to a press release released earlier by Springsteen’s publishing company Shore Fire Media, the album is due to be released on September 16.
My buddy Glenn and I did a few little investments for the studio: new wood floor, extra flashes and a couple of light modifiers. They have to be tested of course.
We had Céline in the studio last week for a little shoot. Here is a pic from the shoot. She wore a latex dress from Pandora Deluxe. Thank you Céline for dedicating some time. And as always: thanks a lot to Glenn for giving me a hand.
I shot this image to celebrate Belgium’s National Holiday today, July 21. I hope you and your family have a nice holiday and have as much fun as I had shooting this image.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank my models—Joke, Eva and Phoebe—and the rest of the crew—Petra for makeup, Glenn and Zeb for assisting me—for a shoot.
Imke was contestant for Young Miss Fashion last year. That’s were I met her for the 1st time. Since I didn’t have a chance to work with her during the contest, I promised her we would shoot after the finals. It took us a while to find a date that fit us both, but we finally got it done today.
We spent a couple of hours in the studio playing around with the lights (and an empty pizza box) and this is what came out…
Late last year, I had a photo shoot with Karlien posing in a black latex catsuit. She wanted to have bold pics and she had arranged for a couple of airsoft weapons as props for the shoot. When I went over the shots we took, this photo caught my eye, and I decided to re-edit it and urn it into a composite picture.
Whenever I wanna just have some fun with my camera, Shannety is my go-to-girl. All we need is a sunny afternoon in the beautiful city of Antwerp, a camera and a couple of outfits. A few hours later, we had a couple of nice shots. Always a lot of fun!
But when she gets tired of posing, she always makes it clear to me…
When she stole my camera, I got the message: it was time for ice cream. Thank you so much for the shoot Shannety!
I’ve worked quite a few times with Shannety over the last couple of years. This young lady has become one of my favorite models to work with. And a good friend too. From time to time she sends me over a series of sample images and says “Let’s do a shoot like this!”. A little while back, she sent me a mood board with rock chick and Lara Croft style pictures. We got in the studio, asked Petra Geerdens—one of my favorite make up artists—to do the make up and ended up doing this shot.
Joke and Karen are not really twins, but I had this silly idea to have both girls wear the same Westward Bound dress for a duo shoot. Supported by my good friends Glenn, who was kind enough to let me use his studio, and Petra, who did makeup and hair, this turned in a fun shoot. Thank you so much guys for the help and the laughs!
I haven’t done any daily blogging or travel blogging in a long time. With social media taking off like crazy in the last 10 years, blogging for me has changed a lot. My trip to Photoshop World in Atlanta is a perfect excuse to change that back and start using my blog a little more.
It’s been 18 years since I’ve been to Atlanta, Georgia. And I had to wait just a little longer then expected to get there. Left Amsterdam with a 5 hour delay due to a problem with the plane: the rudder had stuck and the KLM engineers to replace a part. Once the plane was fixed, I got there without further hassle.
It’s been 18 years… It really has been 18 years since I was down here. I love this city! Back in the days, I came out here for work so often, I called it my home away from home. Driving up to my hotel and crossing downtown… It still feels that way… It’s so good to be back here. And even the weather feels like home: Monday’s weather report calls for 2 to 6 inches of rain, thunderstorms and tornado watches.
It’s gonna be a lot of fun… I can feel it!
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