Ive shot with Rosies Art before. She has an amazing style design style. She makes: Steampunk Clothing and Accesories. Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction and fantasy. For the large part its inspired by 19th century industrial steam powered machinery. Its setting is a alternative history of the 19th century british victorian era, “wild west” or post apocalyptic. Its hard to explain because a lot of people have a spin or version on their idea on how it should be. And no one is really wrong. Read more on Wikipedia if you like to know more. Ive always kept a close eye on what she produces and one day she posted an awesome collection of “Feathered Headdresses”
I met Viviane many years ago when we were added to a project together as photographer and stylist by a designer friend. The project never launched but we always kept in touch to see what each was doing. So at some point after we few years we both said: “Why don’t we ever shoot???” This started a 30 min brainstorm through Facebook chat. We both wanted something very stylized. She suggested something like a “holy mary”? Then I came in and suggest something darky holy mary. And the idea was born: “The Holy Sinister Mary”.
Some time ago I was contacted by fashion designer Saba Tark. She posted a casting call and was looking for a photographer to shoot her new clothing collection. I had been following her work and process for some time and I jumped right on that! I loved how the designs looked and when I heard the title to the collection “Nomads of the World”, I was sold! I couldn’t freaking wait to shoot it.
Shooting the cover for the 100th issue of Zoom Magazine one of Hollands biggest Photography Magazines is freaking awesome! They contacted me because of my Fashion&Fine-Art background and thought I would know how to build a dress from 100th covers. They challenged me to build and shoot a dress made from all the past 100 issues, and it needed to be shot within a week. Who doesn’t like a challenge! So… Accepted! Phone rang:
Originally Created for and Posted on: DIY Photography Blog
Like most projects, this one started with a very small and vague idea.
I thought it would be cool to build a set that would be kinda like its own ecosystem: something very moody/foresty/damp.
Gwen and I have done a few shoots together. We had some free time on a random thursday.
And thus we started throwing around ideas and images and came out with Vintage Clown.
Clowns are creepy and vintage once even more so.
Now that we had a clear idea on what we wanted the character to look like.