Kennedy Space Center (part 1)

Kennedy Space Center, … Cape Kennedy, … Cape Canaveral, … Space Coast, … It doesn’t how you call it, it’s NASA‘s biggest space port and  this place is iconic. No trip to central Florida is complete without a visit to the Cape. As a little kid, I was fascinated with anything that had to do with space travel. 1 visit to KSC was not enough: this was my 4th visit. 1 day at KSC is never enough: we spent 2 whole days at on the Space Coast last November.

I still remember the 1st time I was out there. I was in tears when I saw the Saturn V for the very first time. And it was as impressive last year as it was the 1st time I saw it. It’s a piece of history… Can you imagine? It took us to the moon!

Kennedy Space Center

Kennedy Space Center

Kennedy Space Center

Kennedy Space Center

Last week, I promised you the real thing, didn’t I? It’s not gonna get more real than this. Or maybe, … Wait, … There is more! ‘Cause KSC is also home to Space Shuttle Atlantis. Check back next week.

Welcome Back Steffi

I met Steffi a couple years back when she was a contestant for Miss Fashion. I always liked working with her and it was always fun just to have a little chat with her in between shoots. She’s a busy girl, away from home a lot for work. It took us quite some time to get a shoot planned, so I was really happy to welcome her back to our studio. It was just as much fun as way back then.

Steffi Guaetta

 

Legoland Florida

Deep down, I’ve always stayed a little boy that likes Lego. There’s a Legoland in the Orlando area, so it should not come as a surprise that I went to visit while I was in Florida last November. And boy it was so much fun to see the Lego models of all those famous places in Florida like Miami Beach and Hemingway’s home and favorite bar in Key West.

Legoland Florida

Legoland Florida

It took me a little while to sort through my photos and retouch them. But there where so many and so my of my favorite places in the US. Here’s a few more: New York City–what else?–and The Capitol in Washington D.C.

Legoland Florida

Legoland Florida

Today, you’ll have to settle for this scale model of the Space Shuttle in Lego, next week I’ll have the real thing.

Legoland Florida

Food Photography

I like cooking. I like spending time in the kitchen. I find it very relaxing. And after a few years of experimenting in the kitchen, I’m slowly getting good at it. And since I like photography, it’s sort of a given to try and make a good pic of the food I prepare. And the good thing is, I get to eat the food too.

Home Cooked Dinner

I did this pan fried filet of cod with a creme of peas and tarragon, pickled onion and chanterelle mushrooms last week.

Blue Angels 2014 Homecoming Air Show (part 2)

The US Navy Blue Angels are supported by a maintenance & support crew that is transported in a Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules affectionately known as Fat Albert. Fat Albert is flown by an all US Marines crew and is an integral part of the Blue Angels’ show. I’ve always liked the C-130, even had the opportunity to sit in it’s cockpit a couple of times. And Fat Albert is just awesome.

Blue Angels' Fat Albert

Blue Angels' Fat Albert

Blue Angels 2014 Homecoming Air Show (part 1)

I just realized I have never posted my pics of my trip to Florida of last year. My best buddy Luc and I made a little trip to Pensacola, FL to go see the US Navy Blue Angels on their 2014 Homecoming Air Show. Last time we saw them, was 10 years or so ago at the air show of the Royal Dutch Air Force in Leeuwarden, Netherlands. Luc and I were talking to about taking a trip to the US for some time. Florida was as good as a place as any. And with the Blue Angels coming back to their home at NAS Pensacola, we just packed our photo gear and few out there.

Blue Angels F/A-18

Blue Angels F/A-18

 

I set myself a goal to get at least 1 awesome photo of the Blue Angels. I ended up with several great shots, but I think the pic of the 2 solo aircraft crossing each other at high speed and close range is my favorite.

Blue Angels F/A-18

Sarah & Anton

Sarah & Anton

I must have overlooked the shoot I did last year with Sarah & Anton. A photo of this lovely couple was floating around in my backlog folder. Shot last year October in Sint-Felixpakhuis in Antwerp. I know Sarah since a couple of year. I have worked with her before and we she asked if I wanted to do a shoot with her and her boyfriend, I gladly obliged. And somewhere in the pile of ruble, this photo got lost.

I apologize to Sarah and Anton for putting this on my blog any sooner. I should have, ’cause the shoot we had, was fun. Let’s do it again sometime soon, shall we?

The Adorable Shannety

Shannety Lequenne

A little something from my last shoot in 2014: my young muse Shannety. Working with her is so much fun. I always look forward to it! Where planning a couple of new collaborations for 2015…

While she and I are making new plans for our shoots in 2015, I’d thought I share one of my favorite shots from our last shoot.

Winter Day London

I love to take holidays the 1st week of the year. Everyone returns to work, all puffed up from eating too much during the holiday season, still tired and lazy, nothing really works, all those daily “best wishes for the new year” message… And I take the time to do things for myself.

With my Fifty-Five Fifty project in mind, I hopped on the Eurostar for a quick day trip to London. It was a cold dark winter day, but I still managed to shoot this scene of St Paul’s Cathedral and the Millennium Bridge.

St Paul's Cathedral