Monthly Archives: January 2013

CELINA

A couple of weeks ago I had a young visitor in my studio. Celina aged 9, wants to be a model, and needed portfolio pictures to send off to the agency. Her mother accompanied Celina, but Celina herself had opinions when it came to putting outfits together and prepare for the shoot. Here are a couple of examples.
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Erwin Olaf

One photographer who never stops amazing me is Erwin Olaf. His, at times, masterpieces evoke emotions on a higher level, and stand out as visual pleasure. His ability to create the necessary mood is exceptional, adding sentiment and story to the photos. In addition to the more serious themes, I also appreciate the more humoristic images…

My favorite is “The Classroom”, a photograph I can study for a long time, and often present at workshops as an example of story, composition, light, post-production, and all the other elements I can think of.

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resurrection project

Sometimes you have a plan as a fashion photographer…
You find 3 models, you have an excellent stylist, and find the best location for your work…AND, the weather really looks like it could fit the project perfectly (heavy clouds without the shitty rain, and a little breeze to get that flying hair).
But upon arrival at the location I found the sun burning, and virtually no clouds were to be seen, and the breeze had turned into more windy conditions, leaving the models freezing in their black and tiny outfits.
What do you do?
I am no expert when it comes to using the sun as a resource, but I guess learning by doing has become my religion! There really is nothing else to do but try new stuff and methods, and see what happens…
This is what happened, and of course, having no clouds made me spend more time in post-production on some photos.

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