De uitdaging bij zo’n mini-shoot is om zoveel mogelijk settings te vinden in een kleine omgeving. Het ‘model’ Liesbeth en ik wandelden slechts in 4-5 straten. Maar dat was meer dan genoeg om met een hoop verschilende beelden naar huis te keren!
Een portret maken met je model en je omgeving. Meer moet dat niet zijn. De uitdaging om je te beperken met wat je hebt. Je model een beetje kennen helpt om net die karaktertrekken in beeld te brengen. Maar in deze vrije portretten hoeft niets, alles mag. Een blik. Een glimlach. Of een beetje verlegenheid.
After a few relaxing days of research, we got thrown into the comparsas (parades) in Oaxaca. A lot of music, alcohol and dressed-up people having fun on the streets. That’s what a like :) And the first boy, being Michael Jackson, so hilarious!
I’m totally into the Canon 5DII video! I managed to get some shoots that represent Mexican daily life with the vocho really well!
Today it was 6 years ago that the last VW beetle was produced in the factory in Puebla, Mexico. Here a few of my pictures during my trip in April as a tribute to these lovely cars.
The next images represent Mexican culture… Curious kids on the street, an improvised market on the street where they sell garbage and 5th-hand goods, some typical stores with a mixed-up architecture and an advertisement painted on the wall…
Mexicans are still very religious. Besides having plenty of Catholic churches, they must have thousands of chapels with the image of Guadelupe, at least one in each street… They also celebrate Semana Santa this weekend as the Spanish do. I hope to catch some pictures in a small town!
In addition to my previous blog, I post some pictures of London by Night. I do love to paint with light. Thanks to the teacher Anthony Webb I got some more ideas how to do this!
Last week I took a course Travel Photography at the summer school of CSM in London. Of course London was great with the lively centre, plenty of bookshops and specialised shops of photography! Anyone who loved the BBC-serie “The Genius of Photography” can buy a copy of the book in every museum, bookstore or order it on amazone.com. You can also watch the eposides on Youtube.
Below you can find some of the pictures I took for the course. For once the weather was better in Great Britain than in Belgium!
Some more pictures of daily life, market and Dia de los Muertos.
Just a quick word from Mexico and a few pictures. I will go down to Patzcuaro in Michoacan to make pictures of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in this traditional town. Bit by bit the streets are decorated with skeletons and candy in Mexico City.