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Publication in FashionFaces Magazine

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Publication in FashionFaces Magazine

What about publications?

Well getting a publication(s) is not always that easy I'm afraid. We shot a series with two models last summer in Liege and unfortunately they got just published last month in FashionFaces Magazine - http://fashionfacesmag.com/ - Be  sure to go check them out!

So why is it not easy to get publications? Well, it takes time, and most of the time you are not allowed to actually start publishing the images online on any online media!

Meaning: models have to wait longer for the retouched results, makeup artist etc, meaning everybody will have to wait longer to use the final images on which we are all so proud off.

Also after waiting for such a long period, you still are not sure if they will get accepted for publication when you submit them to those magazines. It's always a wait-and-hope scenario, where you are never really sure if a magazine will accept it or not.

Not to go into that many details, but be sure to go check out some different online magazines, and read about there requirements for submitting your work and you will see what i'm talking about.

So these where the images we did on that location that day! Light was done with a regular beautydish with grid (Jinbei - 1200Watt) and i used myself a Neutral Density filter of 3-Stops

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So we contacted a stylist, two models and a makeup artist. Once we got onto the location, we started talking about what might work in this certain setting/location. We discusses a bit, made some changes to makeup/hair, while my assistant and I went location scouting, since it was the first time we were there.

Before I've started shooting I had already decided that i would make this series totally in Black & White, because for me, it would give me just that extra punch to the images.

Off course, this was a TEAM effort, no doubt about it, so here we go with the credists for our team that day:

Credits:
Blond hair model: Sarah Michaux
Dark Hair model: Desiree Eleonora Viola
Makeup & Hair: Sandrine Coutelier
Styling/Design: Tinneke Geenen
Assistant: Yves Bosmans
Photographer: Gunther Frans

 

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Latex in a fashionable way

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Latex in a fashionable way

This weeks blogpost will handle about Latex and how we like to shoot it. We all know about Latex and how it quickly gets associated with not the right images and mood.

Model: Sara Scarlet - Makeup & Hair: Eline Van Gils - Latex: Westward Bound

Model: Sara Scarlet - Makeup & Hair: Eline Van Gils - Latex: Westward Bound

If i'm shooting latex, with a big thank you to the people at Westward Bound, in a fashionable -beauty way we are not going for the flat images, but we try to put something extra in it, be creative. Play with lights, play with makeup, hair, mood, scenes etc.

For this shooting we decided to go with some extreme hairstyles and makeup. This would compliment the latex and the mood of the images.  Below you can see an image with some extreme makeup, not the makeup you would go for on a daily basis. We wanted something more futuristic.

Model: Sara Scarlet - Makeup & Hair: Eline Van Gils - Latex: Westward Bound

Model: Sara Scarlet - Makeup & Hair: Eline Van Gils - Latex: Westward Bound

 Styling is an important part of the shoot. If we take the image below, without those shoes, but regular pumps, the feeling from this image would have been totally different. Luckily the model we casted had a lot of experience with latex and had the necesarry accesoires to go with it.

Model: Sara Scarlet - Makeup & Hair: Eline Van Gils - Latex: Westward Bound

Model: Sara Scarlet - Makeup & Hair: Eline Van Gils - Latex: Westward Bound

Another look we did on another backdrop. Something to keep in mind when shooting latex, it reflects, so choosing the right light modifier is an important part of the action.

You want reflections on the right places. Latex has to shine, so it will reflect light on a nice way. For that you can buy special sprays in stores.

Model: Sara Scarlet - Makeup & Hair: Eline Van Gils - Latex: Westward Bound

Model: Sara Scarlet - Makeup & Hair: Eline Van Gils - Latex: Westward Bound

Model: Sara Scarlet - Makeup & Hair: Eline Van Gils - Latex: Westward Bound

Model: Sara Scarlet - Makeup & Hair: Eline Van Gils - Latex: Westward Bound

The above images where shot with the same light modifier. For those two we used a striplight 130x50cm with a grid on it to bundle the light.  The light did not move in this shots,  but I did to change my angle towards the light and model.

Model: Sara Scarlet - Makeup & Hair: Eline Van Gils - Latex: Westward Bound

Model: Sara Scarlet - Makeup & Hair: Eline Van Gils - Latex: Westward Bound

And as a final setup we had a latex catsuit.

The makeup artist Eline Van Gils did something special with the hair and makeup to end with. We chose for a backdrop that has something futuristic in it, because the latex together with the makeup compliments each other really well.

So that's it for this weeks blogpost. If you have any questions, remarks, comments feel free to let me know and i'll get back to you as soon as possible.

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Have a lovely weekend and catch you all on next weeks update.
Gunther

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Guardians - BTS Movie

A few months back we did an editorial shoot with Owls and eagles. Below i've received the movie from this shooting.

Because we are still working on getting the images published, I can only show you a behind the scenes movie to give you an impression on how we work on these 'Big' shoots.

Two models, two makeup artists, hairstylist, stylist, photographer, two assistants, one person filming and not to forget the people from the birds.

It was a long day of shooting from 13.00 until 23.00 but is was well worth it!

 

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Walktrough "Castle Of Dreams"

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Walktrough "Castle Of Dreams"

Castle Of Dreams, creation

As you can see, all the images above where made from the same angle and perspective. All on a tripod to make sure the compositing part in the end was not to big of a deal.

Hello All It's been a while since I've updated my blog again, so here I'll make it up to you.

Last w  eek, we decided to do another 'Project'! Below I'll give you a sneek peak of the proces we went trough when creating this image. It was made of multiple exposures, and later in the retouching part, all composed together.

As you can see below, we started with a empty room in a castle, and we've built the entire set and customized it to our own taste. Big thanks to Photographyves (assistant) and Tinneke Geenen (styling) for helping me out that day. 


Tec  hnical Part: The shutter speed used for the shot with only the dress was 1 sec on ISO 200 with a diafragma of f11. Camera was a Nikon D700 + 24-70mm f2.8Later we added the deep octa right in front of her, to create an even light, to make sure later in the compositing part we had not to much contrast, because we wanted to create a romantic, dreamy atmosphere.

Later this week I will go over the retouching of this image, since i know a lot of you out there are really interesting in this part.

Got questions about this, feel free to contact me!

 

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High Fashion Workshop

Hello Everyone A while ago, after a lot of people convinced me to start giving workshops I finally decided to make the jump and start doing so. So that's the reason for this new blogpost.

 

A few months before all of this started a Hungarian Playmate got in contact with me, and decided to come to Belgium, because she wanted to do a shooting with me, with the idea she needed more images for her new website. We did the shooting, the images were awesome, we created a high contrasty, dark, edgy kinda atmosphere in the images.

She went back to Hungary and later on, a new Playmate contacted me because she totally loved my style of images, and my style of shooting. So after some long back and forward chatting trough facebook, we decided it was time to let her come to Belgium, and immediately we did a workshop with her.

Now after two workshops we already did, here is a graphic overview from the last workshop we had, the High Fashion Workshop.

Big thanks goes out to Filip Bunkens (www.pitslamp.com) for assisting me during the workshop and taking some Behind The Scenes Shots! Also a big thanks to the model of the day Tunde Fekete, our makeup artist Violette Oxa, and Michael Wauman, who was in charge of the styling.

Soon there will be a new update coming up with the results of that day. 

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Tamara M.

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The session we had with Tamara, was one with wonderfull results. Makeup and hair was done by Marjo Shipper.

We did the entire shoot in our new Studio. As always all lighting is done by Elinchrom and their modifiers.

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I'm not going to say much about these shots, but retouching was done in Photoshop, we started out with some basic black and whites, and ended up doing some fashion minded glamour shots.

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The shots above are made pretty easy, just some fabric on the floor, model on it. Some glamour makeup, curly hairs and there we go. I have to admit we had to try a lot of different angles in order for these shots to come out the way we wanted it to. But I really love the first shot.

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Then we went a totally other direction, more shade, the way we are used to. Images are lit with the Elinchrom striplight with a grid from Lighttools.

Some of the images, are just lit with a  basic 18cm reflector with grid in it to create some high contrast images. Toning and retouching is done in Adobe Photoshop CS6 after shooting tethered with PhaseOne Capture One.

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