Daria and I had spent the whole day in a hot studio having lots of fun. We felt it was time for a refreshing dip in the pool. We were down to the last outfit: a lime green body from William Wilde that we matched with a rhinestone belt I got from Elissa Poppy. That would prove to be the perfect outfit to splash around in. The perfect ending to a great shooting day.
Oh, wait… Possibly the best part of the day was spending the evening talking over dinner and a glass of wine. The summer of 2020 wasn’t all that bad after all.
Little over a month ago, Shannety–one of my favorite models–launched her webshop SecretLittleCloset. She worked hard on this project. For her website she got a little help from me. And it was pretty much a matter of course that I would also be the one to photograph her collection for her website. Here’s a few pics from the sessions for her 1st collection.
As you can see, Shannety is very happy with the release of her webshop. As am I, by the way. I am very happy and honored, she choose me as her resident photographer to shoot her collection. And I’m truly proud of what she’s accomplished over the last couple of months. You rock girl!
When your favorite model calls you to ask if you wanna help her with a new project, what would you say? When I got the question from Shannety, I said:”What are your plans? How can I help?”. That started us on an adventure to build a webshop. She did most of the work. I helped her with the photography of course and provided a lot of consultancy. And tataaaa… A few weeks later, or rather a few months later, she has a webshop selling the cutest dresses and more.
I am quite excited about the launch of her webshop today. We’ve both put a lot of effort and hours in the project. I am proud of what we’ve accomplished so fare. I wish her the best of luck with the shop. And I will continue to support her of course.
Do me a favor and visit Shannety’s shop at:
I don’t put out model calls very often. But when I do, I am fortunate enough to get response from the coolest ladies. Axelle replied to my model call of January to test new lighting setups.
The blue & pink shots from a previous post were results from one of the new setups I wanted to try. The other setup was one with colored rim lights. Having done some black & white portraits with rim lights previously, I wanted to take it to the next level.
Back in January, I had Shannety and her friend Elinne over for a shoot. We started of that shoot with some portraits and stuff. But you know me: no shoot is complete without some latex. So halfway through the shoot Shannety and I shifted to a latex and vanilla outfit in a little more moody setting. At first, she wore a half cup semi-transparent latex bra from Elissa Poppy and stylish black vanilla pants.
Eventually, Shannety changed in to a full latex outfit and her friend Elinne joined her for a small series. Shannety’s wearing a skirt from William Wilde. As is Elinne. And Elinne is wearing a top from KinkyKex. Elinne is wearing high heels from Pleaser Shoes.
I put out a model call to test a new lighting setup and some ideas. Axelle replied with great enthusiasm that she would love to come and try on latex for the 1st time and be the talent for my test shoot.
After shooting 2 sets of a mix of latex and vanilla clothes–read about part 1 and part 2 of these shoots–I setup for my test shoot while Axelle dressed up in a 3 piece latex outfit. After about 15 minutes of trying, I was happy with the light setup and we continued to create these 2 cool images.
I helped both photos along by adding background elements in Photoshop.
I hope you and your family have kept safe during this health crisis. And I hope you continue to do so.
We are slowly settling into a life after COVID-19. As per June 8, 2020, our government is steadily allowing businesses to reopen and making normal human interaction possible again.
Photographers can get back to work too. So, I am slowly starting to plan photoshoots again. Always with the utmost respect for the rules of the Belgian federal government and local authorities of course. I will take every precaution to minimize the risk of infection.
In light of that, I will impose extra measures on all photoshoots until September 1st, 2020:
- 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;
- Latex outfits will be washed and disinfected the day before a shoot.
Following my previous communication regarding COVID-19, I will 1st contact my regulars and those of you that had their appointment cancelled due to COVID-19. Mails and/or DM’s will go out to those ladies in the next few days.
It gives me great pleasure to announce a big overhaul of my website. The brand new look has been live for about a week now. And I’ve been working diligently to solve the last few issues since then.
I have maintained a website since the early 90’s of the 20th century. Originally with static HTML pages only. But I quickly adopted WordPress as the core of my site.
My site has been styled by the Enfold theme for WordPress since September 2013. An amazing theme: very versatile, stable, regular updates and good support. I absolutely love this theme and I will continue to keep my eye on it.
Driven by another web design project that I am helping to put together, I redesigned my own site based on the BlackSilver theme. My site now offers a new clean design, bigger pictures and a full screen slideshow with my favorite photos on the home page.
I hope you like it. Drop me a mail or leave a comment and let me know what you think.
Axelle and I shot a 2nd set mixing latex and vanilla clothing. I showed you results from the 1st set in this post back in April. These are results from that 2nd set. It is sorta sporty. Axelle is wearing her own coveralls over a white latex top from Blacklickorish. Just as with the other combo Axelle tried, this outfit would be great to take outside too. Something with like a skateboard maybe?