My love for the shiny qualities of latex runs deeps and goes way back. But there’s something about the combination of latex and regular clothes that is attractive too. That latex pencil skirt from William Wilde hugs Svenja’s hips just beautiful. And it matches her lacy lingerie perfectly.
2020 has been a very difficult year. The COVID-19 pandemic has put a halt on our social lives and even worse fro some. So far, I have been very fortunate and I’ve been spared from the most terrible consequences of the pandemic.
But just as my friends and colleagues in the photography business, I did not get to work with models in my studio a lot in 2020. Publishing the little work I did last year feels strange. I have been holding off on publishing it ’cause I am not sure if it was/is appropriate in these times.
And yet, I have some work that is definitely worth sharing. Like this set I did with Svenja. We had to postpone our shoot twice last year. She was one of the few models I had in my studio. It was the 1st time Svenja and I met. It was Svenja’s 1st time in latex and she did just great! I’m looking forward to have her back in my studio as soon as the conditions allow for it.
As I write this 5th update regarding my photoshoots during the COVID-19 pandemic, I hope everyone is safe and healthy.
The situation in Belgium remains volatile. We are still facing higher than expected numbers of COVID-19 infections. The Belgian government and health officials still urge us to be careful. And we still have a protective measures in place to reduce the spread of the virus. Unfortunately, these measures also limit my possibilities for photoshoots.
As a non-commercial photographer, I have to adhere to the measures for the general public. So for now, I will start 2021 with a very limited number of photoshoots. And they will be by invitation only, i.e.: I will contact the model to see if she’s interested and to set up a shoot.
Now more than ever, I wish you happiness and good health for the new year. I hope to see you all in 2021. Stay safe, stay healthy!
I got this gorgeous 2 piece latex lingerie set from Pandora Deluxe in their sample sale. It has these beautiful laser cut details that make it seem like lace. It’s all pink and girly. It was the perfect outfit for a warm summer’s day shoot.
When I showed the set to Daria, she was eager to try it on. When I explained her what I wanted to do–pink lingerie on a pink background–she told me that she not really a fan of the color pink. But she indulged me and went a head with the idea. At the end of the shoot, she said she really loved the results. The photos are really girly, but she liked them.
She made me promise that for our next shoot, there will be no more sweet pink thingies. Next time we will do something dark and bold! I promise!
So, Daria says that pink is her least favorite color. But what do you guys think? Doesn’t she look marvelous in this pink set?
COVID-19 numbers are on the rise again. Belgian government are putting new restrictions in place. In the midst of this, I hope everyone is safe and healthy.
In light of the recent changes, and in an effort to protect my own health and the health of my models, I have decided to put photo shoots on hold until December 31, 2020.
Shoots that were already planned will continue as planned but I will not schedule any new shoots in 2020. I hope things return to normal by 2021 and I can resume photo shoots next year.
Shannety and I have been doing quite a lot of work for her webshop lately. But we have found time to do some other stuff too. Latex obviously. And experimenting with lighting setups and colorgels too. The light setup makes her glow like a star.
When we shot this, I had a couple of outfits from LatexSensation on loan. Shannety looked at the outfit she’s wearing and said: “Oh my god! I love that jacket!”. She changed into the outfit and we set off for a little shoot.
We loved that biker jacket from LatexSensation so much, that I ended up buying it. You’ll see more of it in the future.
I am used to the sound of military jets flying over the house. Living close to the Air Bases of Volkel, Gilze-Rijen and Kleine Brogel, there are F-16’s in the skies quite often. But when I hear, the sound of multiple jets coming and going my aviation brain is automatically put in a state of alert. Some of the jet noise did not sound familiar so I decide to go and have a look outside. As I step out on to the back porch, I gasp and run back inside to grab my camera.
“There is a Lightning in the sky! There is a Lighting in the sky!” As I grab my camera, I still can’t beleive it, but there really is a F-35 Lightning II of the Royal Dutch Air Force in the sky. A very rare sight in the skies over Belgium and the Netherlands. There really was a Lightning in the sky and it was doing flyby’s over my home.
On top of that, I saw a couple of Vipers hiding in the tree line. First 1, then 2, then even more F-16 Fighting Falcon of the Belgian Air Force appeared over the treeline behind my house. Not in the regular combat formation–about 2km apart–but much closer. I knew something was up.
I keep watching and in true Top Gun style, I exclaim: “Holy sh*t! It’s Vador!” as I see the Dark Falcon skipping over the trees too. In case you don’t know: Vador is the 2020 F-16 demo pilot for the Belgian Air Force. His F-16 is nicknamed Dark Falcon.
I know that these aren’t the greatest pics but you can just about make out the 2020 paint scheme of the Dark Falcon.
He was part of a 12 ship formation performing a flyby at Kleine Brogel Air Base with the Dutch F-35 and an Airbus A330-200 MRTT as a farewell to the commander of the Belgian Air Force I learned later.
The A330-200 MRTT of the Royal Dutch Air Force is rare sight in the skies over Belgium. Stationed at Eindhoven Air Base, these A330-200 MRTT will serve as air-to-air refueling planes for NATO. I watched as a number of F-16 Fighting Falcon of the Belgium Air Force lined up with it for a formation flight.
It is a lot of fun to shoot for Shannety’s online shop. You all know I much I like working with here, right? There is probably no better days than when she in the studio.
And I don’t mind shooting a little fashion from time to time. But shooting latex is a lot more fun for me. So we decided to combine the best of both worlds. We matched the Blaine blouse from Shannety’s SecretLittleCloset to a latex skirt from my latex closet. A true closet secret you might say.
We are settling into a life with COVID-19. The virus is still among us and we will just have to learn to live with it for a little while. Therefor, I decided to limit the number of photoshoots I will do until the end of 2020. I’ll do only a few shoots per month in the last quarter of 2020. And I will give priority to my regulars.
I will continue to adhere to the extra measure I imposed in earlier communications:
- Photoshoots will be at least 10 days apart;
- All photoshoots will be one-on-one sessions only. It will be just the model and me on set for the whole duration of the session. I will not allow make-up artists, stylists, chaperones or other models on set;
- I will keep at least 1.5m between myself and the model at all times. Models will adhere to keeping distance too;
- I will contact the model via telephone the day before the shoot to confirm that either party shows no symptoms of COVID-19 or other infectious diseases;My photoshoots will at least 10 days apart;
- I will not agree to photoshoots on the public domain;
- Location shoots will only be possible in well ventilated indoor locations or outdoors;
- My studio is well ventilated and kept clean. I will continuously ventilate my studio during the shoot;
- Studio props and equipment will be disinfected before use;
- I will wear a mask during the entire shoot. Models are requested to wear a mask while not on set;
- Latex outfits will be washed and disinfected the day before a shoot.
Stay safe! Stay healthy! I am sure that we can continue to collaborate when we take care of our health.