Assisting a Fellow Photographer

Well, that actually should say “Assisting a Friend” in the title of this article! ‘Cause my buddy Bart called a couple of days ago if I wanted assist him on a shoot he was putting together for an upcoming exhibition he was planning. We’re both experimenting with color gels. Isn’t every photographer doing that these days? Anyway, Bart and I bounced a couple of ideas back and forth, and we settle on a dark and moody themed shoot with color gels. Bart was gonna take care of finding a model and a make-up artist. I was gonna come up with outfit ideas.

Bart invited the lovely and talented Isabelle to the set as a model and he had make-up artist Michelle taking care of make-up. We did a couple of outfits and light setups and Bart & Isabelle were kind enough to let snap a couple of pics. Which do you prefer: green & orange or blue & orange?

Isabelle wearing black latex

Isabelle wearing feathers and a corset

I think I prefer the blue and orange setting…

Isabelle wearing feathers and a corset

Leather & Lace and a Touch of Latex

As part of that shoot I had with Romi & Shannety early this year, I also shot some portraits of Romi in latex, leather and lingerie. She brought the leather and lace outfit, I added the black latex body suit from Catalyst Latex and the ballet heels from Kassiopeya from my own collection to the mix. Elem did an awesome job at the makeup. The red & blue color gels on my studio strobes did the rest.

Romi in Black Latex by Catalyst Latex

Romi in leather and lingerie

Romi in leather and lingerie

Romi in Black Latex and Ballet Heels

Romi in Black Latex and Ballet Heels

Starting 2018 with a Bigger Bang

I finished my photography year on a high with the shoot with Jolien. And I think I started 2018 on an even higher note with these 2: I am over the moon to have had  Shannety and Romi in the studio together for a series of lingerie and latex duo shots. They’re back after the awesome reunion shoot of November last year. And we had just as much fun now as back in November.

Models Shannety & Romi in Black and White Lingerie

Models Shannety & Romi in Black and White Lingerie

Joined by the lovely makeup artist Elem, who did an awesome job btw, and with a clear vision for the latex pics, we worked until these rolled off the press. And we had a lot of fun in the process.

In case you’re wondering: the latex bodies are designed and manufactured by Catalyst Latex.

Models Shannety & Romi in Black Latex

Models Shannety & Romi in Black Latex

Finished 2017 with a Bang

I’ve finished 2017 with a bang: working with the incredibly talented model Jolien is always a blast. It had been a while since we’ve seen each other and since we talked. So we had some catching up to do before, after and during the shoot. Worked all afternoon in a very relaxed atmosphere and turned out a couple of nice shots.

We did all that with the help of Shari, a very good make-up artist that Jolien brought on set. It was very nice to meet her and work with her. I’m hoping to collaborate with Shari some more in 2018. And with Jolien too, of course.

Model Jolien

Model Jolien

Model Jolien

Model Jolien

Video Reel: 2017 in Review

2017 was quite a good year for my photography. I decided to only work on TfP basis and only on projects I wanted to work on. It meant less photos, more time for fun, better planning, more learning and cooler photos. And I had the good fortune to meet a very talented make-up artist that I get along with very well.

The result is a 4 minute video reel with the highlights of my collaborations with model Shannety and make-up artist Elem. Well, actually, this video covers about a year and a half of working with these 2 lovely ladies. But who’s complaining?

And yup, I taught myself to basic video editing in Apple iMovie and Adobe Photoshop.

I would like to thank everyone who lent us a helping hand on our shoots.

Model: the amazing Shannety.
(Most) Makeup: the very talented Elem Durmaz.
Music: Cosmic Storm by A Himitsu.
All photography and editing by myself.

Latex Lingerie with Shannety

I picked up some latex lingerie from William Wilde at the autumn sale. Perfect for a quick shoot with Shannety. 2 outfits that mix and match with other stuff in my collection. They’ll come in handy on future projects.

Model Shannety in Latex Lingerie by William Wilde

Model Shannety in Latex Lingerie by William Wilde

Model Shannety in Latex Lingerie by William Wilde

Model Shannety in Latex Lingerie by William Wilde

Deeze Beeze in the Garden of Eden

It’s getting cold outside and the days are getting shorter. The perfect time for a throwback to a photo shoot I did this summer. Deeze Beeze and I met in the botanical gardens of the University of Gent. Sorta hidden in the heart of the city, they have very beautiful green houses–where photo shoots are not allowed–and nice garden around it. It is a great place to shoot though. Perfect for latex and feathers, and a model with unicorn hair.

Deeze Beeze in Feathers by Lovechild Boudoir and Latex by Catalyst Latex

Deeze Beeze in Feathers by Lovechild Boudoir

Deeze Beeze in Feathers by Lovechild Boudoir and Latex by Catalyst Latex

Deeze Beeze in Feathers by Lovechild Boudoir and Latex by Catalyst Latex

Latex and More with Lizzy

I had my friend Lizzy in the studio over the summer.

Actually, she had asked me if I wanted to do a photshoot for her friend Yana as a birthday present. She said she would love to shoot with me after I finished working with Yana. Lizzy knows I like working with her, so I guess she knew I would say yes to shooting with her.

She said she would arrange a make-up artist. She introduced me to Nadia. Nadia is a talented make-up artist I had already met a couple of times but never had the pleasure of working with her. She did an awesome job on Lizzy’s make-up. And both ladies surprised me with a truckload of outfits. Nadia styled Lizzy both in the outfits provided by MOOD-S and well as in some of the latex fashion from my collection.

I was an absolute joy to work with both ladies. I hope to work with Nadia and Lizzy again in the near future. I would really like that.

Lizzy in Feathers by Lovechild Boudoir and Latex by Catalyst Latex

Lizzy in Feathers by Lovechild Boudoir, Ballet Heels and Latex by Catalyst Latex

Lizzy in Feathers by Lovechild Boudoir and Latex by Catalyst Latex

Lizzy in Feathers by Lovechild Boudoir, Ballet Heels and Latex by Catalyst Latex

Lizzy in Feathers by Lovechild Boudoir and Latex by Catalyst Latex

Lizzy in Latex by Zorenko London and Fashion from MOOD-S

Friends in Latex

Remember last month’s posts about shooting lingerie with Shannety and Kyara? Well, since I had both ladies in the studio together, I asked them to do a quick session together in latex. We found matching dresses in my collection: Kyara is wearing a dress by House of Harlot, Shannety is wearing one of her favorite dresses from Kinkykex. Makeup by Elem again.

Shannety & Kyara in Matching Latex Dresses

Shannety in Mesh and Latex

There’s nothing wrong with combining latex fashion with regular clothes. It’s a combination you more and more in mainstream media and even on the catwalk of fashion shows of haute couture designers. And if they can do it, so can I. I had my muse Shannety in the studio earlier this year and we shot cool portraits.

The make up for this photo shoot was done by my dear friend and make up artist Elem. Latex fashion by William Wilde, Marquis and Mico Couture Latex.

Shannety in Mesh and Latex

Shannety in Mesh and Latex