Traveling to Atlanta

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.

Traveling to Atlanta

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!

Nina Nesbitt at Le Botanique, Brussels

I discovered Nina Nesbitt, a young Scottish artist, via Twitter and Instagram. After releasing a couple of EPs, Nina released a full album Peroxide. She is currently touring Europe playing acoustic shows to promote that album. Last night she played at Le Botanique.

Nina Nesbitt

Nina Nesbitt

I wanted to see her show, but I was also fortunate enough to cover the show for Frontview Magazine. I have a full album of pictures up on the Frontview Magazine website.

Ilse DeLange at 013 Tilburg

I’ve been a long time fan of Ilse DeLange. I started following her music back in 1998 when she released World of Hurt. I can remember that very 1st show at Vooruit in Gent: she was hardly known in Belgium and I had a blast at that small show.

Ilse DeLange

So last night was sorta special for me: after all those years of seeing her shows, I got to shoot pictures at her show in 013 in Tilburg on assignment for Frontview Magazine.

Ilse DeLange

See the rest of the album on the site of Frontview Magazine.

A Long Time Coming

Finally had the lovely Karlien in the studio for a shoot that was 2 years in the making. I met Karlien in 2010 when she was a contestant for Miss Fashion. We talked about doin’ something special back then. After she won the contest and she became Miss Fashion 2011 and both our lives go kinda busy, the project got put on hold. But after I pinned a Lara Croft like picture on Pinterest a while back, she brought the project back to life. We started planning, got a team together and this shot came out.

Karlien in Latex Catsuit

A big thank you to the team for helping us putting this together: Pascal Vos of Fortress Airsoft for the airsoft weapons, my friends Phoebe and Glenn for makeup and assistance in the studio, and of course Karlien!

Jacqueline Govaert in Concert

A long time ago–or at least is seems a long time ago–Jacqueline Govaert was the lead singer of Krezip. When the band decided to quit, Jacqueline decide to pursue a solo career. She released her 1st solo album Good Life in 2010. Since then she’s been writing new songs and is about ready to release a second album.

Last night, she played the 1st of 3 try-out concerts at Leeuwenbergh in Utrecht. I covered the concert as photographer on assignment for Frontview Magazine.

Jacqueline Govaert

You can see the rest of my pictures on the website of Frontview Magazine.

Latex Studio Shoot

Having 2 models in the studio for a latex shoot always makes for a special atmosphere: lots of laughs, lots of silliness, lots of fun. Today was no exception, but when it comes down to getting the shot, it has to be serious. We had a lot of fun in the studio, a great team and the result is this smashing shot.