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 :)
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 ;)
See! There she is. She has so much fun in what she does. It’s awesome to be around.
I also love the colors of her outfit. They really stand out!
She really makes you want to do this as well. I mean. She looks so completely at ease and happy with it!
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 :)
She would look in the distance thinking about what to do next. Or to Harm, which inevitably led to smiles :)
Yay! More fun :)
And then all of a sudden she pull this almost 50-ies pinup pose! What! Awesome!
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!
She goes SUPERFAST. Towards the floor. Really. Winning!
Oh and also she has the strength to do this.
As mentioned Harm was running around as well. Mostly juggling and at times helping Maartje and me out.
Since I was there anyway, I saw no rules about not taking pics of him :)
He is jugglings and looking out of the window ladies and gentlemen. Yes he is.
I love how these photos aren’t too much JUGGLING but mostly about Harm.
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.
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 :)
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 :)
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!).
THAT BEARD. That will be all. Richard Beukelaar will be in the finals as well!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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 ;)).
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.
For few months now I’ve been making photos for the awesome Lust for Life Magazine. They send me out and about and I get to see amazing musicians! Hurrah! So far I’ve been to three great acts of which I promised to post a bit more imagery!
I’m a complete Fleetwood Mac noob. So don’t expect me to name anyone besides Stevie Nicks ok ;) BUT THIS DRUMMER. HE ROCKS.
I met Harm and Maartje during a 5 minute shoot for some promotional photos. I didn’t really get to talk to them much but lucky me they mailed me to make photos for them! Woohoo! The photos are for their act ‘Weg’ which you can check out here (click!)
Please don’t shoot me if I’m getting it wrong Maartje & Harm but their performance is about Maartje playing Harm’s wife. She wants to leave, and he wants her to stay.
They never speak but tell you the story through movement. It’s so cool and impressive.
Also they didn’t mind doing things a million times so I could get every angle!
CHECK THAT OUT. The trust between these two is something amazing to witness.
Her eyes. All points for pretty go to her eyes.
They played out the performance for me so I could capture the feeling. It was really cool in the middle of a field we got to ‘borrow’ from a local farmer.
Did I mention they were real troopers? We had to sprint out of the field several times with all our gear to hide from the rain!
They play this piece so well. Really. If you get the chance to see them perform. GO.
Look at our location! Woo!
And then there was this orange ball scene. WOW.
These two are making a new definition of juggling (ok circus folk please don’t laugh at me I know nothing of juggling and this is SO MUCH COOLER than creepy clowns).
Did you guess they’re the cutest couple in real life too? If not now I told ya :P I think it really helps how they perform together.
Also sexiest photo with orange ball EVER. DONE.
Right after this a MASSIVE amounts of rain came down so we ran for the car.
I loved their patience with me so I could make these kind of shots as well. I love the details and hands.
You see how she is looking away all the time? Wanting to leave. I love how all the photos portray a bit of the theme.
Though not sure she wants to leave!
Also they can do cool stuff!
I love doing shoots like this! Where I can try to add something to someone else’s creation. It’s superfun for me to work with such creative and talented people! THANK YOU Maartje and Harm :)
Recently Wij Zijn Gestrand and I teamed up for the wedding of Jeanine and Leendert. All the way in Ermelo. Honestly I don’t know where that is cause my love drove me there :) But it was pretty, and the location was even prettier. Situated in the middle of a forrest with little lights and fireplaces and yay!
Enter Jeanine and Leendert! It’s kinda odd for me to only arrive at a wedding when it’s all ‘over’ and only the partying remains (‘only’ thsss big party hurrah!). So I instantly went into TAKE ALL THE PHOTOS mode and Leendert and Jeanine were just totally cool with that!
Look at this cool tent for example. Imagine a ton of trees, and another space for people to dance to Wij Zijn Gestrand (which you’ll see more of in following pics duh!).
There they are! See those wooden walls in the background? It was all like that. So pretty! I kinda want to live in that forest.
Anything I put here will be biased so: isn’the gorgeous :)
How COOL is this window sticker? Made from Jeanine and Leendert’s thumb prints. OH MAN I love this.
Meet Leendert! Who is curiously looking about..
Jeanine had a BIG surprise for Leendert. She announced ‘cause you’re such a terrible dancer, we prepared something ourselves’. You understand from that sentence on I could only love this girl right?
Oh and also him, cause look at his exicted face!
HOW COOL. I know I’m saying how cool everywhere but come on. Look at this spectacular girl :)
AND look at this thank you from Leendert. Oh how cute how cute how cute!
Wij Zijn Gestrand had reheaersed a special song for the couple (I think it was Racoon?). And I got these not-quite-first-dance shots!
Are you not melting?
The venue was so nice. And the people working there were great. Getting us drinks and whatnot at exactly the right time and wow. Such a great atmosphere!
Ill end with my favorite picture. SO MUCH LOVE. Again I’m usually no longer around by the end of the party but now I was. And I’m so happy I got to make these photos. Again, ALL THE LOVE.
Thank you Jeanine and Leender for having me, and of course having Wij Zijn Gestrand. We all had a blast and are honored to have been a part of your amazing day.
It was about time I remembered making some photos of my wedding albums. I keep forgetting to cause when I get them I’m just so psyched about it I run over to the couple to give it to them. Not so smart.
This time the couple lives in Groningen which kept immediate running at bay and gave time to make some photos!
So! The BIG one is the actual album. The two smaller ones on top are the parent books.They’re exactly the same as the big one, apart from being a cute size smaller (actual sizes are 30 x 30 cm and 20 x 20 cm).
This is what my ‘basic’ album looks like. As soon as I have sample album of the ‘advanced’ one Ill totally post! Basic doesn’t mean less quality by the way. All the prints are actual photoprints!
This was quite a special wedding! As I didn’t know I was going to shoot it upon til 8 hours in advance. Poor Gerke had suffered a back injury and called me to fill in for her. As it was quite late the bride (lovely Marieke) had no idea yet.
To top it off I figured: ‘better be early’ and arrived before her master of ceremony could tell her about me coming. Color her surprised! Being the amazing woman she is she learned my name and anounced after 15 minutes: it’s ok! Megin is sweet too!
I WAS SO HAPPY she said that. I would have so understood if she would have been at least the slightest bit upset. But she wasn’t. BAM. This was the start of a lovely, warm and sunny day (in the middle of tons of rain so woo!).
This I’ve been glued to my camera mostly. And sadly I can’t publish most of them until they’ve been released in the book they’re meant for (BUT THERES A BOOK SO YAY!). I tried to keep up with ym diary a bit but it’s really hard for me to combine with assignments. As I’m super focused on well, the assignment.
This monday I took photos for the Solex team (WHO WON YEAH) with our mayor. These are totally not them. These guys are part of a wedding I kinda ended up in and took some photos of.. If anyone knows them. I have a kickass throwing the bouquet shot..
This week was also world harbour days week (or just wereld haven dagen). I was at work there as well accompanied by the best boyfriend ever. Really. Carried my gear all day like the gent he is.
THIS lovely cutie pie was there as well as her daddy is a fireman too :) (you might have seen my dad if you were there, he was hosting the fire brigade demonstrations!).
I wasn’t home that much but when I was I tried to keep up with all the photoshopping AND not locking myself indoors. I got these bright pink (why was this black & white thing a good idea..?) ear phones cause I lost the old ones. The next day I obviously found the old ones back.
MILK AND JUICE. I’m trying the healthy stuff.
My camera did a weird (not the good kind of weird) auto focus thing which i couldn’t reproduce. Which is good. Flukes are ok. But I ended up with a gazillion photos of my fee and the table and the floor..
Rocking the bread.. Doesn’t mozzarella look icky in b&w? BUT rocking the bread.. Can’t eat porridge all my life.
I’m not really sorry for all the shoe shots. I like our feet together. Happy feet.
Also I’m not sorry for all the pics of his hands. I love his hands :)
This week is fruit give away week.. apparently. I need to make a photo of a pineapple. So they gave me a TON (pretty ones btw, they are handpicked). If I need more they’ll bring more. Gotta love the CoolFresh guys! :)
Also I went on a job with my dad in Arnhem. Where they tried to give us TWO crates of apples. That’s 44 apples. We managed to only take one and not insult anyone.
FRUIT FOR LIFE.
I loved this week. Ill love it more when I can post the photos I made but still. It’s superbusy. That’s why I’m a bit late with this. And also it’s a bit short. I’m ok with it ;)
I’m still not settled on monday or sunday for this post but sunday seems to work too =)
I’ve had a very busy week photographing for Hunkemoller in two cities, and photographing for Stage Europe Network. Very different things ;)
I had to be in Leiden, Rotterdam, Delft and Wijnegem (Antwerpen). I’m seriously tired now hah. I’ ve had a ton of fun this week though!
I started in Leiden with the new styling of one of the Hunkemoller stores there. I’m not finished with all the photos yet so Ill make a seperate blog about that later. Leiden was very lovely though!
Tuesday I spent mostly in photoshop and final cut pro. I’ve realized I find it a lot harder to make photos for my diary when I’m already photographing for something or someone else. So Ill just mix it up :) This is metal band LesDynamic from Norway. They aren’t ‘metal metal’ they just make the music ;)
I love the little in between shots you always get with these kind of impromptu shoots.
Next up was Kjurr from Iceland. We used a local garage and they totally ran with it.
If you have any doubts. IT WAS HIGH. But I love the shot. So do they, so 10 points there =)
Thursday was more SEN time but this time in Roodkapje. They have the cutest ‘coin’ system there :)
The boyfriend picked me up from Roodkapje so we could make the Hunkemoller shoot the day after a ‘day’ in Antwerpen.
As there was a lot of traffic we decided to tour around..
I don’t think anyone had been there in well.. forever. It was great though. Very beautiful. Also psyched boyfriend cause of the offroading ;)
Since Belgium isn’t known for its vegetarian food (not outside Antwerpen anyway) we only had lunch there and decided on dinner in Breda. Which I love. Such a pretty city.
OH AND LOOK I have a new sweater. WHICH WAS A GIFT. From that blond guy on the photo hih. Love :)
And since I was working in a Hunkemoller I couldn’t help myself buying something there.. I ended up with these fluffy babies! (Yes you can wear them in a car, yes I’m aware it was 25 degrees on friday, yes I was still cold :P).
So on saturday it was Westerpop time! Where I took this no more than brilliant photo of Wolf in Loveland. Did you not know wolves eat churros?
After which they run around to burn the calories I guess ;)
HOLD my camera not take pictures of me while half in and out of the (new! yes the same! love it) sweater ;)
So German band Moving Houses ROCKED their shoot (keep in mind we have like 30 minutes to come up with a location and an idea)!
Icelandic band Vök (oh man I hope I’m spelling that right)! I AM SUCH A FAN.
French band A-Jam. They covered Blackstreet. NUFF SAID.
Polish band called Enchanted Hunters! They were so creative :)
Moving Houses got to close the SEN stage. WOW look at that audience :)
ALSO I ordered some clothes online way back. LOOK AT MY CHICKEN SHIRT. No. Really. LOOK AT IT. New fav shirt.
I also got these. Not even close to the chicken shirt I know.
Oh and I also got a new tote from the Moving Houses guys (actually Julia sneaked one to me mwahaha).
I had a superfun, but way too busy week. When I got home on thursday my left eye was like: ooh you need vision? NOPE. So I’m now trying to sleep as much as possible and drink even more juice and stuff. Vision is so handy.
I loved SEN. Again. And I loved Belgium. Way too short! Thank you so much boyfriend for all your help (I guess you never thought you’d be styling a lingerie store but you’ve got talent hih).
Love to you all :)