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.
I’ve spent the weekend in London for the C2C Festival. C2C is a country festival at the O2 Arena. It had a fantastic line up this year: Faith Hill & Tim McGraw, Kelsea Ballerini, Ashley McBryde, Sugarland, Ashley Campbell, Kacey Musgraves, Danielle Bradbery, Emmylou Harris, Little Big Town and my 1st ever chance to see Lindsay Ell live. Tons of good music. I came back with a big smile on my face and a bunch of signed CD’s.
My iPhone was pretty much the only camera I had on me all weekend. And it still surprises me that–in the right conditions–it is an amazing camera. I shot this view from the platform of the West India Quai DLR station on our way to the festival.
Last year, I had Sharon in the studio and we started experimenting with color gels. When she came in early 2018 for another studio shoot, we did pretty much everything with color gels. With good result, I might add.
When we finally turned the colors down, we shot a series of black and white portraits. I liked this one quite a lot.
Brian Fallon, a native of New Brunswick, NJ hit the music scene as front man of the punk rock band The Gaslight Anthem in 2006. They attracted the attention of myself, Bruce Springsteen and the world with the release of their album The ’59 Sound. After the band went on indefinite hiatus, Brian Fallon started a solo carreer, releasing his 1st solo album Painkillers in 2016 and his sophomore album Sleepwalkers early 2018. Be sure to also check out Brian Fallon’s latest album Sleepwalkers.
He is currently touring the US and Europe with his band The Howling Weather and he played De Roma in Antwerp last night.
More photos of yesterday’s show on Frontview Magazine.
A while ago, I was looking for a make-up artist for one of my photo shoots. I remembered that Ashley, a model I have with a couple of times, had recently graduated as make-up and hair stylist. So I asked if she wanted to be my make-up artist and if she wanted to model for me once again too. She came in to work as a make-up artist, we set a date for shoot together.
She said she wanted so sporty portraits and some fashion portraits with color gels. So in a matter of minutes we had everything set up for a shoot that turned out a couple of cool pics.
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.
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.
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.
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?
I would like to thank everyone who lent us a helping hand on our shoots.
I had a fun shoot with Annelies the other day. Totally unscripted, no moodboards, a couple of vague ideas. That’s all there was. I had a model who canceled her appointment. I dropped Annelies a little line to see if she was free to shoot, and I immediately go a reply with a very enthusiastic “YES PLEASE!” A big thanks to Annelies for stepping in at the last minute. I love working with reliable and enthusiastic models like her.
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