Date Archives November 2013

Maartje tissu! (and a bit of Harm)

Just a week after their earlier shoot (click!) Maartje asked if I would like to make photos of her tissu act. BOY DID I. As you probably know I get really excited around talented people, specially when they want to work with me. So of to Zoetermeer with me, and on to spending an afternoon with Maartje and Harm running around her :)

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YAY. Maartje has a very friendly and fun vibe around her. I love how that shows in all the photos. Though in the first one I have to blame myself for making her a bit mysterious with her back towards us and all ;)

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See! There she is. She has so much fun in what she does. It’s awesome to be around.

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I also love the colors of her outfit. They really stand out!

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She really makes you want to do this as well. I mean. She looks so completely at ease and happy with it!

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THIS PHOTO. ALL THE FREEDOM FEELINGS. Though I’m sure I’d fall right down to the floor ON my face trying to do this myself. Luckily I was on the floor and I got to capture this amazingness :)

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She would look in the distance thinking about what to do next. Or to Harm, which inevitably led to smiles :)

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Yay! More fun :)

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And then all of a sudden she pull this almost 50-ies pinup pose! What! Awesome!

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We tried for some actionshots as well, knowing the tissu would move and that they might fail miserably as you can’t really predict where her face or any of her limbs might be. BUT THEY WORKED!

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She goes SUPERFAST. Towards the floor. Really. Winning!

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Oh and also she has the strength to do this.

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As mentioned Harm was running around as well. Mostly juggling and at times helping Maartje and me out.

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Since I was there anyway, I saw no rules about not taking pics of him :)

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He is jugglings and looking out of the window ladies and gentlemen. Yes he is.

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I love how these photos aren’t too much JUGGLING but mostly about Harm.

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And my absolute favorite of Harm. His movements are so finished and tight. You can’t really see that until you freeze it in a photograph. I love this!

Actually I really love the entire shoot. And working with Maartje (and Harm) again! Thank you guys again!

I have the coolest job ever. BAM.

Grote Prijs van Rotterdam: Kick-Off

Rotterdam has it’s own brand spakin new competition called: Grote Prijs van Rotterdam. I was asked to make photos of the competitors on the Kick-Off day. I got to meet tons of people and how awesome: they came super prepared! I picked my favorites to show to you in this blog :)

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This lovely lady is Neda Boin! She came superprepared and pulled a pair of high heels out of her bag specially for this shoot. Nothing makes me happier :)

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Another amazing lady: Bellita Carol! Seriously as a photographer I just go YAY when someone like her shows up. She DID make it to the finals so more photos of her will be posted after november 17th! (finals are in Lantaren Venster, feel free to join!).

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THAT BEARD. That will be all. Richard Beukelaar will be in the finals as well!

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These guys. So metal. Dynamic Solution! I like how much fun they were during this shoot :) Sadly not to be seen on the 17th though.

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I always carry emergency mustaches around. Really. I do. Ok not always. But the guys and girl from The Rizzo Family rocked them! AND they will be very present on the 17th as well. Woo!

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Ilja Edwards is one of those people you know you know. But you never meet them. So I finally did, and got to make this shot of him. We got it in like 5 photos and BAM done. Love that!

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Oh and to finish: THIS GUY. He calls himself MCl and just pulled this look right out off the hat for me. ROCKING IT.

I had such a fun day. Lots of new people and lots of different people. My love was there to assist me and feed me and hold and fix stuff. So I could  just be bouncy me and run around and be happy with all the amazing people.

Thank you Popunie for having me! Onwards to the finals on the 17th!

Kami-Lynne Tissu

Remember the ultra flexible girl from the colorful powder throwing shoot? If not you can check right here.  She needed photos of her tissue act, and asked me to do it! Not only was I really excited, I dragged my dad along as well so he could get some different angles during the shoot (kidding he was excited as well ;)).

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Kami and Tarek (who assisted during the shoot) picked the new location of Codarts for the shoot. YAY! There was a gorgeous wooden wall there as you can see.

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But also this concrete wall! Happy is me.

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And then we also got this amazing girl. I loved working with her. I had this compulsion to give her a series of photos to match Tarek’s. Which is kinda impossible cause there’s a gazillion photos of him really.

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I love this. There’s a lot of black and white in the photos. I feel that in some shots it worked better, it makes it more graphical and her all the more human. I like the contrast between the two.

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So here’s two perfect examples of my dad and me working together!

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This epic shot is obviously my dads. I was somewhere sitting my bum on some mat while he was climbing stairs and finding this amazing angle!

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These two as well. Kami-Lynne would do a ton of things and we would go WAIT WAIT DO THAT AGAIN. And we would see different things. This one is mine.

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And this one is my dads :)

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HA. I made one of Tarek just like this, him looking up and thinking. I love these in bewtween moments.

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This is my favorite photo of the entire shoot. LOVE IT. The light one those fingers. The everything. Her. It’s almost like she’s floating, weightless. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

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And we finished up with some portraits!

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I challenged myself to make a photo that is completely Kami, but matched that of Tarek (sorry guys that’s what you get for being an amazingly athlethic cute couple). I think I did :) Even in the colors somehow. Hurrah!

I’m in love with this shoot. Really. I made this a while back but posting about it makes me feel completely the same. I love working with these two and I love working with me dad. I wouldn’t quickly print and frame one of my own photos for my own walls, but the weightless pic might just make it there :)

Thanks guys for a very relaxed and fun morning. Will see you when you get back from conquering the world in a few weeks :)