… or maybe a little rough will do tonight
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be kind to your partner 😉
I had worked with Charisse before, we had met each other at an exhibit in Damme (B) where I had my work exposed, she seemed interested in my work and browsed trough my book attentively, we talked briefly and I gave her my card.
Early this year we agreed to work together again, and besides fixing a date, we also discussed what style we were going to work on. She told me she had found more confidence in herself and that posing went better since she had been working with another photographer intensively some time ago.
I have tried not to interfere too much in the posing, and had her work on her own flow of poses without interrupting her. She managed to ignore me, and we found a good subject to guide her: an apple I left in the studio since I had been painting there two weeks before that. I kind of lost a bit of its freshness, but Charisse managed to compensate for it 200%.
First I would like to show a little behind the scene’s video, fastforward trough the entire session, if you are a photographer, you might even learn something from my light setup:
I am working with two camera’s here, one with the Sigma 50mm f1.4, the other with the Canon 100mm Macro lens. I have light all over on the left side, I work with the sun screens from time to time, and I have one large reflector panel on the right side (styrofoam board)
Then the images.
I think they came out particularly well, Charisse well understood my style and she worked on different poses in an endless flow, God, wouldn’t you want to be that apple? 🙂
images all shot at my studio in Ronse (Belgium)
Canon 5Ds and Canon 5DII
Sigma 50mm f1.4 DG and Canon 100mm f2.8 L Macro
1/250-400 f1.6 ISO 100 – 1/200 f3.2 ISO100
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A cactus (plural: cacti, cactuses, or cactus) is a member of the plant family Cactaceae, a family comprising about 127 genera with some 1750 known species of the order Caryophyllales. (From Wikipedia)
A small series of images I did about a year ago together with Kate in some semi-public glasshouse. The glasshouse was the only place where it was more or less hot enough to do nude work, and Kate didn’t care about the public character of the place, we met only very limited people, and managed to keep out of sight of most of them, at least we think. 😉
Taken with the Rolleiflex 6×6 TLR, on Kodak TMax400 film.
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In a castle somewhere in the French part of Belgium I found this treasure, hidden on the attic.
Model and make up: Eva Evian
Photography: Ludwig Desmet
Shot on Canon 5Ds with Sigma 50mm f1.4 DG Art. 1/60s f 2.2 ISO 800
the complete series of this shoot will be published on august 15th.
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These images were taken on a ‘available light’ workshop with Sacha Leyendecker in Köln.
He has a great available light studio, and gives plenty workshops throughout the year. Be sure to check his site here. Main goal of this one on one training day was to review my habits and to try to learn some more about light usage. I made use of the available -lockers-on-wheels for this setting and Rubia acted perfectly as a stand in worker. All images Canon 5Ds with Sigma 50mm f1.4 DG A. All images f1.6 at 1000ISO, varying shutter speeds.
Model and make up: Steffi Rubia Stringsi
photography by me
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a small preview of the shoot I did with Erika Albonetti in Brussels.
model and make up: Erika Albonetti
assistance: Nathalie Renard
photography: Ludwig Desmet
• way too hot today •
Erika is a wonderful model to work with, you’ll see more of her appear here in the weeks to come. Photographed with Rolleiflex 3,5 on Kodak T-Max100 film.
location: Kunstberg/Mont des Arts – Brussels.
A second series with Ava at the Castle.
The weather is fine, not much to do but being beautiful
and spend the afternoon on the quiet back-terrace of the castle.
All except the last images on Canon 5Ds and Canon 100mm f2.5 Macro L IS.
Last image Sigma 50mm f1.4 A DG.
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talking about archetypes 😉
I developed these images a bit ‘off style’ or at least off my style, like or not?
All images with Canon 5D II and Sigma 50 mm f1.4 A DG.
1/25s f2.2 ISO 500 (close up images)
1/8s f2.2 ISO 250 (full body images) on tripod.
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I’m happy to say that after having to quit ‘the mansion’ I finally have found a new ‘homebase’ for shooting. Totally different in character, but as much variation possible as the mansion. Not sure what to call it yet. This will be my main location for at least a couple of months. I already posted some images taken there, but there’s more to come.
A ‘standard’ available location is a good thing for the ease of mind, for the ease of organisation and the fine-tuning of techniques and setups.
It is however important to keep on working in different locations, to expand your portfolio, get some variation and push yourself to be creative. For that I would like to call on followers that if you have a location near my hometown (Ronse – B) that I can use, to please give me a sign. I probably will come over only in a while, but it is handy for me to have a basic list of possible locations for shoots. I can always pick another one if the moment doesn’t suit you.
This said, please enjoy this image from this summer: Hot summer days – the sequel
natural light in an extremely dark depot.
1/60s f2.8 ISO250 – Canon EF 100mm f2.8L Macro IS
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Tzipac announced its finalist and winners list of the third Tzipac Eros award.
Two of my images made it to the finalist stage, but alas, no winner.
And they forgot to mention my website, which is this blog-site you are looking at of course.
Better next year!
In the Garden of Eden.
You can see all finalists and the winning images here:
Both images are for sale on a limited edition base. (7+1 artists proof)
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