[BIFFF] Predator

My subjects today are a bit frightening.

Predator cosplay

Predator Alexandre Lartaux

[PitsLamp-short] Portrait I.

It’s been a while, in the last 6 months lots of stuff happened in work, social and personal life. All of which stopped me from updating, all excuses I know, so here is a recent photo to make it up.

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Earlier this year, I got to test a sony A7 camera and I kinda fell in love with it. So after a busy summer, I purchased one and I also got some adaptors to use the vast collection of old lenses I have laying around. I tested this out in my studio last night and did a short portrait session with I.

[I shoot people] I.

Film noir: Detective

Yesterday I was shooting with I. for a upcoming project with the large format camera. We had some time left after the shoot and decided to do some fun stuff. Here are the results, enjoy.

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[PitsLamp-shorts] Portrait of strangers

Mamiya RB67 portrait in the streets of Ghent

In the beginning of april, I went out with Stijn to photograph some strangers, while Stijn used his digital camera, I took 2 photos, 1 polaroid to give to the people and one for myself on black and white film.

It was a test in efficiency, I wanted to capture the person in just one photo, nothing more, nothing less. It did not work out every time, but I love the result in the photo above.

Also read Stijn’s report of the day: Improve communication skills, shoot a stranger

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Mamiya RB67 portrait in the streets of Ghent

Mamiya RB67 portrait in the streets of Ghent

Mamiya RB67 portrait in the streets of Ghent

Engagement shoot 1920’s style: Mattias and Adinda

Mattias en Adinda 1920's themed engagement shoot on film

A little over a month ago when I launched my second I shoot, you decide, I got contacted by Mattias and Adinda. They are getting married in August and wanted to have an engagement shoot with the resulting large print to fill a hole on their wall.

Their wedding will have a retro theme, so they asked if I could do a shoot in 1920’s style. I loved the idea and we started researching and preparing the shoot. (Thank you Pinterest)

Fast forward to last sunday, we all ended up in the Jazz club – café Minor Swing in Gent. Not only were Mattias, Adinda and I present, but we also had a lot of great help from stylist Linda Van Waesberge and my girlfriend Sara. I would like to thank them both for being there, because without the outfits and props of Linda and the assistance I got from Sara, the shoot would have been very different.

Some technical info: 1920’s means film and even film noir, so I used my Mamiya RB67 and some black and white Rollei Retro 80s film. I also needed some flashes and my newest addition a smoke machine. We didn’t manage to shoot a behind the scenes video, but I’m pretty sure that Sara will put some behind the scenes photos on her blog, later this week.

Monday I developed the rolls, because when I looked at the digital test photos, I knew it would be an awesome result. But I’ll let you jugde for yourself, don’t hesitate to give me some feedback in the comments.

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[PitsLamp-shorts] Couple portrait Elke & Gerrit

Couple portrait Elke and Gerrit

Another portrait taken during the “I shoot, you decide” series in december. Elke and Gerrit asked for a couple portrait shoot.

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[PitsLamp-shorts] Kristoff

PitsLamp Photography: Portrait Kristoff

After Help-portrait, Kristoff asked me to make a quick portrait of him. I literally shot 9 photos in less then 5 minutes, but Kristoff is a natural, so it worked out great.