Every now and then I organize a Minishoot day, where people can book a shoot of 30 minutes at a reduced rate. In this blog post I would like to tell you all about how and why I organize these Minishoot days and what you can expect when you've booked a minishoot.
For this couple's last Valentine's Day (the guy doesn't have much time left due to cancer), I made an illustration of them with their dog. Her friend send me pictures of them and I asked what they like. "They're huge animallovers and they love taking walks with their dog", she said. So I decided to make an illustration of them walking their dog in the forest.
Here are the art supplies I bought since my last shoplog. I also bought a lot of softpastels, but I'll make a different shoplog about all of this.
This was already the third time I worked with model Julie De Wilde. I always enjoy working with her. She is very professional, very patient and very sweet and honest. I never worked with make-up artist Elke Herssens before, but I was amazed by her professional skills and lovely personality (which, I think, is maybe even the most important thing when working together), so this will certainly not be the last time. We had a very long and fun day together on the 25th of october. Here you can find some of the backstage pictures (especially of Elke applying the make-up) and soms of the results!
Well, as you might know, I love to experiment a bit every now and then. So, I bought a projector and asked Julie (a model I worked with once) and Alisa ('my' make-up artist) if they would like to experiment with me on using projections of different patterns and colours. They we're very enthusiastic about the idea so we set a date and went for it. This editorial got published in the october issue of PENIDA Magazine and part of it got published in the november issue of MARIKA Magazine.
I've started out with selling my fine-art photography and illustrations on the Dutch website WERK AAN DE MUUR and the American website SOCIETY6. It's not that much yet, but I hope it will grow a lot in the future. Read further to see what you can find in my shops!
As long as I can remember, I desperately wanted to do a shoot inspired by the famous painting 'Ophelia' (1851, John Everett Millais). When Fien Mertens asked me if I would want to work with her, I immediately saw a potential Ophelia in her. Together with make-up artist Alisa Acx we created our own series of 'Ophelia'.
A few weeks ago Alisa Acx and I had a shoot again with the lovely Amélie. The shoot took place in the beautiful and varied Citadel park in Ghent. If you're curious to see the pictures and the 'behind the scene's' shots, read further!
Maybe you have wondered when seeing my prices, or those of other photographers, 'Why does a photo shoot cost so much money?'
I have heard the question many times myself. Someone once even said to me "Why do ruin it for yourself? With those prices you won't get any customers at all." or "Why does it have to cost so much? You just take some pictures, don't you? For 100 euros per hour?!"
Have you ever asked these questions yourself? Be sure to read on to get a comprehensive answer.
I was looking through my older blogposts and came by a blog I wrote when I just moved into our new apartment in Brussels where I had my very first art studio. It was a shoplog of all the stuff I bought, like furniture and art supplies. And here I am, almost four years later, living in Ghent and realizing I haven't wrote a shoplog in ages! So here it is, some of the art supplies I bought in 2020. It's not everything, cause I buy a lot (one can never have too many art supplies) and I can not remember every little thing.
On my blog I write about the process of improving my skills, about grabbing every chance I get to become more experienced and about learning from ups and downs. Besides that, I write about everything that inspires me, like film, photography, paintings and psychology.