Lucky Shot Turns Hit on Facebook

I was stuck in traffic on my way to a customer yesterday morning. Traffic was dense, it was raining, a couple of accidents on my route. It resulted in a 3:15H drive to Brussels. Somewhere half way, I spotted a rainbow over the Duvel brewery in Puurs. I grabbed my iPhone, shot this picture and posted it on my Instagram. As a tag line, I wrote: “There really is a pot of #gold at the end of the #rainbow #duvel”.

Duvel over the RainbowIt got picked up by the guys at Duvel. My friend An sent me a message saying Duvel re-posted it on their Facebook page. It turned out to be a big hit too. This morning, my photo had over 5700 likes and more than 1000 shares on Duvel’s Facebook page. Makes my day for sure. This must be my most successful and most popular photo ever. Talk about being at the right place at the right time. I guess that is what you could call serendipity.

Facebook Screen Capture

Eva in Latex

Eva in Latex

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.

I had promised her she would be my final model for the day. She posted for me an this sexy catsuit by Libidex and completed her outfit with a body harness by Bodybinds and ballet heels by Kassiopeya.

Dead Man’s Town: A Tribute To Born In The U.S.A.

ThisDead Man's Town: A Tribute To Born In The U.S.A. 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.

The tribute album is already available for pre-order via iTunes and Amazon.com has a rather intimate feeling to it. It sound a lot more acoustic than Springsteen’s original album.

Latex Shoot with Céline

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.

Celine in Latex

Light Experiments with Imke

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…

Imke in the Studio

Imke in the Studio

Karlien Hunting

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.

Karlien Hunting

Fashion Girl Shannety

 

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!

Shannety

But when she gets tired of posing, she always makes it clear to me…

Shannety

When she stole my camera, I got the message: it was time for ice cream. Thank you so much for the shoot Shannety!

Rock Chick 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.

Rock Chick Shannety