A day of spring

A day of spring:                                                                    a red vault in a bank where not anyone                                                                        is doing anything.                                      

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in Extremis

March 24th, 2020 Images of my last shoot with V, in Extremis before the lock down, playing around and getting to know some new light modifiers in the studio. This time we had once again some wonderful mirrors to play with, as background or reflectors. And since we are in confinement these days, I have […]

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Le garage hélicoïdal

On a recent visit to Grenoble, I discovered a hidden Art Deco gem, le Garage Hélicoïdal. It is practically invisible from the street, squeezed between other buildings. Louis Fumet and Louis Noiray, the local architects designed it in the late 20s, and it was completed in 1932. It originally offered extra services to the drivers, […]

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Petra and the Dead sea

After a night in Wadi Rum, we had the day to experience the wonders of Petra and drive by the Dead sea before catching an evening flight.

It’s hard to convey the overload of brightness during the midday hours in July, something we dearly miss now at the end of winter. This is also the reason I decided to present a monochrome series.

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After the black tails, I was curious to see how this red dress would play with my new backdrop’s tones…

What do you think?

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Mister Misfits

For a long time I have admired the amazing canvas backdrops used for portraiture, they bring so much warmth and depth…

Of course I toyed with the idea of painting my own backdrops, but there was always a good reason to delay it. The supplies, the technique, the room, the time…!

In the end all I needed was a good partner in crime for this project, my sister, an artist at heart who specializes in painting restoration. She immediately ran with the idea, and before I knew it we were in her workshop with linen canvas, paint and brushes.

A couple of days fun et voilà! I was ready to test in the studio. My favorite model brought tails for the first part of the session, another novelty!

A few details of the making of at the end…

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The interview

The interview:
Following the previous post, the next stop is Barcelona, with a nocturnal interview on a rooftop. Pool bar, funky lighting, Barcelona as a backdrop, and of course Michiel’s fantastic stories….

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