Foodprint 1314

Foodprint 1314 is out, and you’ll find my contribution on page 178 with a very sweet self portrait!
This is my fifth contribution to Foodprint (a Belgian publication about cooking trends, chef celebrities, gastronomic discoveries, wine reviews and many more food related topics) and you can see a selection of my previous entries here, enjoy!

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Supergoods SS14

I shot this SS14 collection of Supergoods ecodesign store in awesome Belgian weather – read: cold and windy, not the one we’re having right now 😉 This meant models wrapped in blankets/bathrobes/blanket/clothes, freezing hairdressers doubling as weights for the lights – I said it was windy – warm coffee and lots of jumping around. Eco-friendly also means no jet-setting around the world to a warm island for a summer shoot…

It was a great shoot despite the weather, thanks to the great team that made it work: Salon Mo’na (for the model’s hair and make-up), Charlotte Claesen (for the styling) and of course Supergoods store for all the clothes and accessories.

Here are a few behind the screen shots, you can find a selection of the editorial here.

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I just can’t help it…

I had to go out in the snow, in the sun, with a camera.
Like so many other people, I find it fascinating. Snow transforms it all, in this case, a rather grey and dull office building park into a winter ‘wonderland’.

But once I was out, I realized there wasn’t much to be done. It all looks breathtaking, but it’s still an office building park. And suddenly I was taken back to my student years where the assignment was to ‘go out and take pictures’. It’s a challenge, to look past the obvious. Try to change the angle, get on your knees, shoot ‘from the hip’… It’s easy of course, breathtaking places bring the most amazing landscape pictures. But try and look at what you have, close to you and try to make it amazing/surprising/new…

With the limited time and space I had, I only found this branch from a plant bathing in the sun, and loved it’s shadow. Not original, I know, but I guess I was just feeling like that plant, cold but enjoying the warmth of the sun.