It’s been a busy, productive and creative couple of weeks. Got to shoot some interesting people. And some Belgian pop stars for a sponsorship event organised by Orange France. Puggy. They’ll go far. Or further than the massive popularity they already enjoy in Belgium and France. International stardom beckons. Stay tuned. And yes, they are as nice – and as talented – as everyone says they are.
Thanks also to Laura Groeseneken, singer and keyboards with another talented Belgian band Ozark Henry. She has the voice of an angel and the feathers to match.
Blonde-haired Laura Stecca we spotted in a bar in Brussels and my friend and colleague Graziella Boggiano was good enough to broach the delicate subject of requesting a photoshoot. She agreed enthusiastically. Laura is from Venice, Italy and, hopefully, I captured some of the style and grace she has in common with her famous city.
Thanks again to my agent Jean-Claude Meert for making things happen and a big shout-out to an old friend and extremely talented photographer, Thierry Van Biesen, at https://www.ooshot.com Paris, for recommending me for the Puggy Orange France photoshoot. Onwards and upwards.
I love to make portraits of interesting people. And April has been a very interesting month indeed. Artists, musicians and actresses. Their talent and beauty shines through. Thanks to all who helped to make it happen. Makeup for AHOUKa & Maureen shoot, Florence Thonet. Stylisme for AHOUHKa, Bea Pendesini. May? Onwards and upwards 🙂
A short film about the even shorter life of a top fashion model. A fashion model’s career span often resembles that of a Mayfly – here today, gone tomorrow. We treasure beauty precisely because of its transience. The Faustian pact that is made by many a nascent beauty entering the glamorous world of fashion photography inevitably has a sting in the devil’s tail. One may get to keep knowledge and power – but youthful beauty is only on loan. A skillfully directed film by British photographer John Lindquist. And it’s filmed on the Italian Amalfi coast – one of my favourite places on earth.
So, you think beauty is only skin deep. Not if you are using Photoshop layers. After layer, after layer, after layer…