WHENCE comes Solace?--Not from seeing. What is doing, suffering, being, Not from noting Life’s conditions, Nor from heeding Time’s munitions; But in cleaving to the Dream, And in gazing at the gleam Whereby gray things golden seem. -Thomas Hardy-
Comfort or consolation in a time of distress or sadness.
In collaboration with MUA @zengfeity, Muse @karennijsen, Dress @fellyzasanjaya, Hairdo @ayuhairdo, Studio @hazel.rentalstudio, Nail art @hanami_popnail
I made this photo while shooting the Bulgarian tv series “Devil’s throat”. I played the main part of a detective but that didn’t prevent me from taking photos of my colleagues. As an insider, I had the privilege to be at the set at all times and to witness some great performances. This particular one was made in the interrogation room. The actor did a great job of portraying a fanatic killer. Being an actor myself helps me to direct my models according to the mood I’m searching for in a photo.
If I were to have a muse, it would be her, but it would still be too simplistic to describe her. She is much more than that, and above all, a friend.
Lauranne, this fragile young woman filled with energy and emotions, so much so that a simple movement of the head lets appear a piece of her soul and captivates whoever looks at her.
Many thanks to my model @mellaa_rk from Bielefeld.
Originally we planned a shooting outside. Unfortunately, it was cloudy the whole day. So I decided to use a flash in combination with a flash snoot to "imitate" the sunlight, for creating hard shadows on @mellaa_rk 's skin. I used another flash in a softbox for soft light from the opposite side.
I could not talk about this photo without talking about Doriane, this young girl I knew when she was 17 years old.
Intended to be a model in the fashion world, I had the pleasure of following her and doing many photoshoots with her, until, last year, she announced her departure to live in Canada.
We then made a series of swimsuit photography, in my studio.
This portrait represents everything I see in Doriane, the class, and elegance of women of the 60s, with a rebellious and naughty side that leaves no one indifferent.