Alexandra in the All-White Set

It has been a little quiet on the photography front this year. I don’t spend as much time behind the camera as I would like. And I am spending way not enough time sharing my work. Too much other priorities I’m afraid.

The little time I did spend in my studio had me revisit an old love: the all-white set. I did some work with Lynn in the all-white set in January and with Alexandra somewhere in May. Let me share my favorite pic from that shoot.

All-White Set & Latex with Alexandra

My Favorite Make-Up Artist Elem

My favorite make-up artist Elem

Meet Elem! She’s my favorite make-up artist. I have the absolute pleasure to call this young lady my friend.

And I’m fortunate to work with her on many of my photography projects. She lifts my work to an higher level. She has worked with me on so many occasions, all it takes is a few words, a quick look at the model’s outfits and a little mood board for her to know exactly what it takes. I entrust her with the whole make-up and hair thing on set. What ever she comes up with always turns out great.

You’re amazing Elem! Thank you!

Introducing the Great Work of Britt

I know my favorite model Shannety needs no more introduction. Anytime I have her on my set, I am certain we’ll produce beautiful images. I would like to introduce you to the work of Shannety’s friend Britt.

On our latest collaboration, Shannety asked if she could bring Britt to do her make-up. I was not disappointed! Britt did an amazing job. These 2 portraits really show case her work. And on top of being a very good make-up artist, she a very cool young lady. It was really fun to have her on set. I hope work with her again some time soon.

She has her own blog too: brittboeckx.com. Go check it out.

Portrait of Shannety with makeup by Britt
Portrait of Shannety with makeup by Britt

#PlusIsEqual (part 2)

A couple of weeks ago, I shot my 1st project for 2019. It was quite a big production involving 5 models and 2 make-up artists, in a studio that wasn’t my own. So it was quite a challenge to get it all arranged. But I think I pulled it off nicely. At least judging from the reactions, we have produced a couple of nice pics.

After presenting these 5 lovely ladies in lingerie in an earlier post, today I have a more casual look to share with you.

#PlusIsEqual

I am not used to running big productions like these. I could not have done it without the generous help of my friends Michel & Karen. Thank you guys! Fortunately, I did not have to worry about make-up on this production. The very talented make-up artist Elem and her friend Manouche had that covered. And they handled it beautifully!

And a very big thank you to all 5 models off course: Elise, Liesbet, Sharon, Cindy and Caroline.

Lynn in Black and White

OK, I admit: it ain’t even close to black & white. These pics are pretty much done in technicolor. They’re lit wit 3 Elinchrom with Lee Filters color gels which turned my white background into a bright pink.

But lovely Lynn is wearing black and white latex by William Wilde and matching ballet by Kassiopeya heels though. So does that count as back and white?

Lynn in Black Latex
Lynn in White Latex
Lynn in Black Latex
Lynn in White Latex

Ring Light Portraits

I recently bought a Falcon Eyes FLC-65 ring light. A make-up artist I worked with last year, uses it to light up the model’s face while she applies make-up. I was quite impressed with the output of the light. As the light was not too expensive, I decided to have a go at it.

My beautiful friend Romi was kind enough to sit down with me for a 1st test of the light. She’s used to model for me. She knows to be a little patient with me when I want to test new gear or new setups. She’s also confident that something good will come out of those little test sessions.

It took me a little getting used to shooting with continuous light, an ISO over 100 and have my lens wide open. But once I got the hang of it, we produced a few nice portraits.

Ring Light Portrait of Model Romi
Ring Light Portrait of Model Romi


#PlusIsEqual (part 1)

I have been working with plus-size models from long before it became fashionable to grace their curvy beauty on the cover of magazines like Sports Illustrated or on the catwalks of NY Fashion Week. Long before the hashtag #PlusIsEqual was ever invented. I honestly believe women are beautiful, no matter their size.

Riding the coattails of the hype, I started working on my own #PlusIsEqual production. It seemed the appropriate time to gather a few of my favorite curvy models and show you all how beautiful they are.

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of having these 5 beauties in a studio.

#PlusIsEqual

A big thank you to the models. Caroline, Sharon, Liesbet, Elise and Cindy: you are amazingly beautiful ladies and it was an honor and a pleasure to work with you!

But this pic wouldn’t be anything without excellent work of Elem and Manouche–the 2 make-up artists of the day– and the help of my friends Michel & Karen who were kind enough to let me use their studio for the shoot. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Blonde Over Blue

I don’t get to do photo shoots as often as I would like. So I tend to work with experienced models I know to get the most out of every photo shoot. But a few times a year, I offer my studio to an aspiring model. Usually someone I’ve never worked with.

Pakitha is one of these young ladies that had asked me if I would want to work with her. She had never modeled before, but she was an absolute charm to work with. Once she got the hang of it and flashed her natural smile, she just shone like the brightest star you’ve ever seen.

New Face Pakitha in Latex
New Face Pakitha in Latex
New Face Pakitha in Latex

Billy Joel’s Blond Over Blue from his 1993 album River of Dreams would be the perfect soundtrack for these pics. It was the song that got stuck in my head all trough the shoot.

A Little Touch of Latex

Karlien and I go way back. We met in 2010 when she was competing for the title of Miss Fashion. We keep in touch off-and-on. And when we realize it’s been way to long since we collaborated on a photo shoot, we get together for a new shoot. When we realized our last shoot dated back from 2014 we new it was time for new work.

We set up to work in my home studio. We did a couple of sets and outfits on our photo shoot. I totally loved this series where we combined latex briefs with a regular–or should I say vanilla–blouse.

Karlien Gracefully Combines Latex with a Regular Blouse

Karlien Gracefully Combines Latex with a Regular Blouse
Karlien Gracefully Combines Latex with a Regular Blouse

I have published a few photos from the other sets on my Instagram. Why don’t you head on over to Instagram and check them out?

Shana Shines Bright Like the Sun

Shana has been following me on Instagram for some time and whenever I posted a pic of a model in latex, she liked it. So when I dropped her a message asking if she wanted to come to my studio to work with me and pose in latex, her response was: “YES!”

I asked her if she would be ok to help me with my series of shoots on colored backgrounds and we decided on yellow.

Model Shana in Latex
Model Shana in Latex

We also set out to experiment some with that background, adding a 2nd color.

Model Shana in Latex
Model Shana in Latex