The one thing we’ve got

As I’m a creature of habit, I probably don’t have to introduce you to Yaelle. She’s one of the few girls I like to call ‘muses’. Our shoots together are mostly rather impromptu since she lives abroad and we just make a habit out of meeting whenever she’s in the country. We decided to keep our latest shoot very simple and relaxed, just shooting inside the apartment and seeing what inspiration brought us.

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Credits
Model: Yaelle
© Els Vanopstal

To the sound of heavy rain

I’m not really what one would call a ‘fashionista’. But I can appreciate a beautiful outfit to contribute to the story of a photo. And that was exactly my plan when I contacted MUA slash stylist Katleen, and Lynn – a model who I’ve been wanting to shoot with for quite some time. This particular concept  had been in my head for months so you can understand I was very happy when things finally fell into place.

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Credits
Model: Lynn @ Models Office
MUA/ styling: Katleen Lison
© Els Vanopstal

My time is a little unclear

Ah October. How did you arrive so fast? It just seems like summer has blended into a new season all without me noticing. Or perhaps I’ve just had autumn fever all along…

Anywho, one of my september shoots involved Mats, a new face at Jill Models Agency. This shoot was definitely different, just for the fact that Mats is – obviously – a man. I usually shoot women, but it was high time I did something about that. Perhaps I was afraid my more ‘sensitive’ approach would be hard to match with male models. What do you think?

Credits
Model: Mats @ Jill Models Agency
© Els Vanopstal

With time and slight of hand

Yes! The first beach shoot of this year is a fact. Not that this would show in any of the following photographs, because I had a black and white film I first had to finish before we could go play outside in the sand and water. Annelies, a new face from Flag Models, was a great sport. I never shot with her before, and I was pleasantly surprised. I especially like the eye contact she has with the camera. This is something that I always look for. There must always be soul in the eyes. This is not an easy or an always natural thing. But she has it. More Annelies (with beach this time) in the next blog post! Stay tuned.

Credits
Model: Annelies @ Flag Models
MUA: Kathleen Van Walle
© Els Vanopstal