I had used my right light to create a sort of aureola behind model Shannety in an earlier shoot. The next logical step would be to add color gels to that idea. So for these 2 photos, I taped a red color in front of my ring light. And I lit Shannety with 2 different colors obviously.
I’ve been exploring the possibilities of my Falcon Eyes FLC-65 ring lamp. Thus far I am quite impressed by its performance. Especially if you consider it only costs around $100.
I already used it as a main light to shoot portraits with Romi. This time I used it as a hair light to shoot angelic portraits with Shannety. A set that was inspired by the album cover of Lauren Jenkin’s No Saint album.
I come across amazing photography all the time. I find work by other photographers and models often very inspiring. One such artist is Joel Alvarez. I’ve been admiring his Black Tape Project for many years.
I decided to have a go at it myself. So I started to study his work, bought tape, and some small tests with it. Obviously, I don’t want just copy Joel Alvarez’ work. I want to give it my own little touch. How else but by combining the #blacktapeproject with latex?
I had already added a little touch of tape in a shoot with Jolien. No enough to really call it #blacktapeproject though. When I had Shannety in the studio on a rainy day somewhere last September, we decided to have a go at a something that was closer Joel Alvarez’ #blacktapeproject. We went for black latex lingerie from William Wilde, brand new high heels from Pleaser Shoes and touches of tape.
We learned that is not as easy as it looks to apply the tape. It takes a lot of patience from the model and from me to apply the tape. There’s a couple more things I need to figure out. I am confident however, that I am on the road to something cool.
Magalie like this latex bodysuit so much, she wanted to wear it right after I bought it for Lady Lucie Latex. It is just one of the few bodysuits I acquired in 2019. And I think this one could double as swimwear.
I think Magalie and I should take this outfit to the beach this summer. What do you think?
Cold drizzly days, the sun setting before you get home from work, … I just don’t like winter. It always has me longing for warmer weather. ‘Cause who would want to go outside and shoot in my jacuzzi like Kiani did last summer? Exactly, nobody!
I might not have summer right now, but at least I have Kiani in the studio again today.
I stumbled on to the website of Refuse To Be Usual while looking for new ballet heels to complete my latex wardrobe. I fel in love with their ballet heels straight away… So many different styles to choose from. So many cool designs.
I went for this pair of ballet wedges Magalie is so graciously showing off.
Busy schedules and incompatible working hours keep Jolien and I apart for way longer than we want. I drop in with her for lunch form time-to-time just to catch up on things. Finding time for a photo shoot is a whole other ballgame. I’m always happy when finally do get together in my photo studio.
Last time we go together it was a pink & latex kinda shoot. We had the super talented Elem doing make-up. Great team, great fun, and great results too! And did I mention the beautiful latex from Lady Lucie Latex yet?
I’ve started to experiment with black tape. Jolien wore the 1st little touches of black tape at the end of this shoot. I’m hoping to do more soon.
I love working with 2 different color backdrops. It is a simple and fun way to add a little extra to my set. Especially in a small studio like my is, tricks like these bring a little variation to my work. But what would my two toned backdrop be without the beauty of models like Delphine? Or the beautiful designs by latex designers like WIlliam Wilde or Pandora Deluxe?
Latex clothing is not as uncommon as it used to be. You see it more often in mainstream media. Movie stars and pop stars are wearing latex on- and off-stage more and more now. And I am surprised that it has not entered the street scene yet. I would love to see the combination latex and vanilla clothes–that is the term latex lovers use for regular clothes–appear in the streets of our cities.
If it doesn’t happen in our streets, I am going to make sure it happens in my photo studio though. I asked Jolien to bring something fancy to wear on a black skirt last time around. She brought the white blouse, the matching jewelry and handbag, make-up artist Elem brought the look for the make-up and I added the black latex skirt. When we did the shoot, I thought Jolien looked like a handsome & smart legal secretary in this outfit so I decided to ask her to be my personal assistant.
This site is the personal website of Kris Saelen. Music is life: Springsteen, Country, Rock, Folk, Indie, Electro-Pop, … Non-commercial photographer with a latex fetish, foodie & world traveler, and ICT specialist from Turnhout, Belgium.