This was a fun one: I put a little call-out on Twitter that I was looking for clients for Pay-What-You-Can shoots.
I strongly believe that everyone deserves to have good photos of themselves, in particular if you are someone who wants to put their work out there (or, hey, even just to have a good shot to put on dating profiles), but especially for marginalised people, shelling out a lot of dough for a photo shoot sometimes just isn’t possible.
Indigo was one of the people who reached out, we got to have a little casual shoot together, and it’s made me determined to offer a limited amount of these PWYC shoots for marginalised groups in the future. (Hit me up if you’re interested!)
When I was in London, I finally managed to catch up with my friend Aym in person. We went on a little walk through Camden, had lunch at Temple of Camden, and paid the lock market a little visit too. Plus a short little impromptu photo shoot, because hey, I’m me.
Shot with the Canon 700D and the 50 mm f/1.8 lens or the 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6.
And once again we have some familiar faces gracing the blog. I’m gonna be real with you, I felt incredibly privileged and honoured to have two of my best friends (and favourite subjects to shoot) in the same place at the same time! A miracle! I’d spent all morning of this day crafting flower crowns (and, uhm, also crying over flower crowns) and the results were some of my favourite shots to date. Aren’t my friends just fucking gorgeous?
Spring is one of my favourite times of the year, especially with all the flowers in bloom. When the rhododendros showed their beautiful colours, I grabbed my dear friend Anna again and snapped a couple of nice flower shots.
If you’re slowly getting the impression that I’m basically constantly traveling, you’re absolutely right. Well, sort of. Let’s just say that’s exactly the kind of impression I want to make. This lovely shoot happened when I went to Berlin, with Hannah as one of my first proper paying clients (wohooo)! She was a little apprehensive and nervous at first, as she was convinced it was impossible to take relaxed pictures of her, but I quickly managed to prove her wrong. Real talk – that’s one of the best compliments you can give a photographer, it’s so great to see someone’s shyness visibly melt away in front of your eyes (and lens). Thanks so much, Hannah!
As usual, shot with my Canon 700D and either the 50 mm f/1.8 lens or the 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6.
I spent my birthday in Amsterdam this year – in just a short time I’ve grown really fond of this city. It’s so photogenic! I didn’t stay for very long, so I actually didn’t shoot a lot, but I did discover this cute little street and took a couple of quick snaps of my friend Arno. They turned out surprisingly well, I’m really happy with them!
Another little fun shoot with my darling Anna. It was just beginning to get autumnal, so we grabbed my trusty camera and made our way to a local park. Sadly the leaves weren’t quite as colourful yet as I would’ve hoped, but they made for a nice touch nonetheless.
All photos taken with the Canon 700D and the 50mm f/1.8 lens.
Well this was exciting! My friend Arno is an actor and wanted new headshots — I’d never done anything of the like before, so this was an interesting experiment for the both of us. Loved it though – half of these were shot in his backyard, the others in Vondelpark. Gotta know your locations, people!
This was one of the first shoots I actually properly arranged with people; I grabbed my Canon 700D and my two friends and headed to an empty shopping centre in Bielefeld. It’s not exactly abandoned; there are still shops on the ground floor, but the upper floors only house offices now. It’s such a pretty location! I have to get used to my camera again and the shutter is annoyingly half-broken (probably a loose contact or something), so the photos weren’t quite as sharp and in focus as they need to be … but we still managed to get a couple of pretty shots. Have a look!
All photos were taken with the Canon 700D and either the f/1.8 50mm or the f/3.5-5.5 18-55mm kit lens.