Octopussy

Once in a little while, I come across the craziest of ideas. And usually they are worthwhile to try. Usually, when I share that idea with model Daria, she says “yes!” to modeling for it. And she does without flinching. She was not even backing down when I said I had the crazy idea to have her pose with a beautiful fresh octopus.

It was a lot of fun to do this. Both Daria and I thought it was a lot of fun. I think I might do just another shoot like this in 2020. If you’re a model and you think you’re up for it, drop me a line.

Model Daria Wearing Latex by Westward Bound with Octopus
Model Daria Wearing Latex by Westward Bound with Octopus
Model Daria with Octopus

Collaboration with Dazzled Design Latex

Earlier this year, I saw a note from Simone at Dazzled Designs Latex calling for curvy models to showcase some of her designs. I replied that I had a shoot planned with Gaëlle, a gorgeous curvy model, a few weeks later and we would love to work with her designs. A couple of mails went back and forth to make arrangements. Simone sent us this absolutely stunning set: a zebra latex halter bra & high cut, high waist panties.

Model Gaëlle in Zebra Striped Latex by Dazzled Designs Latex

Model Gaëlle in Zebra Striped Latex by Dazzled Designs Latex

Model Gaëlle in Zebra Striped Latex by Dazzled Designs Latex

Thank you so much for the opportunity Simone! I still feel honored to have worked with your designs. Even though you’re retiring your shop, I’m sure we will meet again somewhere up the road. And of course a big thank you to Gaëlle for modeling for me.

Timeless Beauty Portrait

If it comes down to doin’ a classic and timeless beauty portrait, I think this is the most classic and timeless I can come up with. My lovely friend Shannety sat down with me for a portrait inspired by the paintings of Flemish Master Peter Paul Rubens.

Thank you Britt for the awesome make-up!

Classical Beauty Shannety

Breakfast in Bath

Ingredients for a fun pic: a couple of gallons of milk, half a box of Froot Loops, a bikini from C&A and a model that is crazy enough to bring it all together. So, meet Annelies! She came up with the idea and she pulled it off in style.

Milk Bath Shoot with Annelies

Little Black Dress

I understand everyone’s infatuation with that little black dress after working with Delphine in my photo studio a while back. Doesn’t she look beautiful in this little black latex dress by Eustratia?

Delphine Wearing a Little Black Dress in Latex by Eustratia
Delphine Wearing a Little Black Dress in Latex by Eustratia

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