The summer of 2011 is quickly coming to an end. Here in Belgium though it feels like we have been living underwater the entire time. I yearn for more days of sunshine, my albino skin craves some good old vitamin D. But when I look outside, the leaves on the trees are already turning yellow and red. Fall is coming and there’s nothing we can do about it. But here I am, stuck on the feeling of these photos I made on another gray day in July. Sitting inside in summer costume, looking forward to when the sun will come out again.
Model: Laura Theys
MUA: Kathleen Van Walle
© Els Vanopstal
Last week I had a shoot with my two muses, Charlotte & Yaelle. I have had several photoshoots with them and I never grow tired of shooting them. This time I had a somewhat crazy concept in mind, involving spices and patterns, and I knew they would not mind going along with my craziness. Here’s a small behind the scenes video I made for fun while makeup artist Kathleen was doing her work.
September. What better month to start off a new blog? It’s that time of the year when some go back to school, others back to work, and then some back to blogging.
I have had a couple of blogs before, but somehow I outgrew them. My interests changed, or the work I had been putting on there just didn’t seem representative to the person I had become. And now, after putting quite some thought into it, I have decided to make a fresh start.
Whereas before my love for writing had to make place for a new love, photography, I now feel like I am slowly finding my way back to the written word, whilst still keeping my passion for photography alive. Also I feel like I am coming closer to a turning point in my photography work. This year I have been focussing more and more on shooting film instead of digital, simply because it feels more real and basically more ‘me’.
I like to think of this blog as my own personal place on the world wide web, where I can on the one hand post photos in a more comprehensible way than on my tumblr, and on the other hand share my thoughts and ideas. And you are of course welcome to share your point of view or – if you’re not the sharing kind – you can feel free to just sit back and relax. So lets go ahead, and see where this takes us.
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