another shot from the shoot ‘paradise lost’ in Corsica.
• have a drink, my dear … •
shot with Rolleiflex 3.5 TLR, on Kodak TMax400 film
the exhibit is soon, October 14th and 15th, grab your agenda’s
Remember ‘Pearls’ ? Wow, one and a half year ago already. Time to meet Pearls II, with beautiful Eva this time. Hope you like it.
• Pearls II •
Canon 5Ds with Sigma 50mm f1.4 A DG. 1/80s f2.0 ISO100
Shot on location in Tournai – Belgium.
Make up: Danitsha
Photography: ludwig desmet
I was sorry to hear about your death, earlier this week. I think your images have been a great inspiration to many young boys.
I mentioned you in a Facebook comment no longer than a few days ago. … ‘Unwanted David Hamilton effect’, as a comment on the below image.
What I am even more sorry about however, is that your death might be related to the accusations/assumptions made against your person, … for incorrect behaviour towards young, very young women. I think of that as a very very sad thing.
I feel sorry for all the models out there having been, or being wrongly treated by so-called photographers, mis-using the context of photography to cover up their abuse towards them.
• Kate in the greenhouse •
about the image, and the (I won’t call it D.H. effect any longer) soft focus effect, it was created by extremely humid conditions (75% humidity and about 25°C) and a too cold camera coming from outside (5°C at most), immediately damping my front lens, again and again and again. Couldn’t wipe it off, it re-appeared after 10 seconds. … A lot of dehaze, extra contrast and clarity in LR kind of saved this image from deletion.
Model and make-up: Kate_Ri, styling by me.
Canon 5Ds with Sigma 50 mm f1.4 DG A
1/50s f2.2 ISO100
I cannot prevent this happy feeling coming back when I start thinking about this session.
We were all in a great mood, the weather was excellent (remember, way too hot today) and Erika was more than happy playing the roles I gave her. I asked her to be the lazy tourist in our Brussels most upscale shopping lane, the Avenue Louise.
Nathalie managed to fix a taxi driver willing to cooperate for some nice shots too.
All images shot on Rolleiflex 3.5, Kodak T-Max100
Thanks to Erika Albonetti for being my model, her manager for carrying all the stuff she had, my wife Nathalie for being a splendid assistant and hairdresser …
Remember, all my images are available as a fine art print, so if you are still looking for a lasting present for Christmas or New Year, don’t look any further, scroll trough my blog, take a look at my portfolio pages and take your pick!
Hey Taxi ! …
thank you for watching,
see you again soon,
first time I include myself that much in the picture frame, I hope it doesn’t ruin the entire image, you may argue that I’m not a beauty, and certainly not fine art. 😉
As you can see, the image was taken with a TLR, this time a Yashica 635. Unfortunately it doesn’t fix well on my tripod and that caused some camera blur in some of the images.
One of my Rolleiflex’es is currently being under CLA (cleaning, lubrication, adjustment) treatment in the Netherlands, I hope I will get it back soon. A problem with the TLR (twin lens reflex camera’s) is the adjustment between the viewing lens and the taking lens focus, and both my Rolleiflex’es are suffering some ‘mis-adjustment’. I will judge on the first one being adjusted if I will send the other one too.
Winter is a calm period for model photography in Belgium, but some nice things are coming up, make sure to visit this place from time to time, or subscribe to get notified from new posts.
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