Chicken Caesar Pita

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Ingredients: Natural spray oil 2 cups packed baby spinach (or 1 cup frozen, then thawed and squeezed) 3 eggs, beaten 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper, more to taste 1/3 cup grated mozzarella cheese 2 whole … Continue reading

Amazing Pasta Dish / Recipe


Amazing Tomato Basil Pasta! Got this recipe form a friend… this is awesome… !!!! 10468687_1492920210967943_8466879517809332422_n

No Straining, just Stirring Pasta, Tomatoes, Veggie Broth, Olive Oil, and Seasonings

(details below)

Throw it all in the pot, INCLUDING the uncooked Pasta, and cook!

Bring it to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. The starch leaches out of the pasta and makes a rich, warm sauce for the noodles.

The other ingredients cook right along with the pasta.

Ingredients:
12 ounces pasta (I used Linguine)
1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes with liquid ( I used zesty red pepper flavor)
1 large sweet onion, cut in julienne strips
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
2 large sprigs basil, chopped
4 1/2 cups vegetable broth (regular broth)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Parmesan cheese for garnish

Directions:
Place pasta, tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, in a large stock pot. Pour in vegetable broth. Sprinkle on top the pepper flakes and oregano. Drizzle top with oil.
Cover pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a low simmer and keep covered and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes or so. Cook until almost all liquid has evaporated – I left about an inch of liquid in the bottom of the pot – but you can reduce as desired .
Season to taste with sea salt and pepper, stirring pasta several times to distribute the liquid in the bottom of the pot. Serve garnished with Parmesan cheese.

refreshing drinks =) for the body.


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Rice and Bean Frittata…


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RECIPE:

2 tablespoons EVO (extra virgin olive oil)

2 cups sliced zucchini and/or yellow summer squash (1 medium)*

1 8.8 ounce pouch cooked long grain and wild rice

1 15 ounce can red, navy, or garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained

3 full eggs, lightly beaten

3 egg whites, lightly beaten

1/4 cup milk

1/4 teaspoon sea-salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese and cheddar cheese, or Swiss cheese (4 ounces)

Cherry tomatoes (optional)

Fresh parsley (optional)

Directions:

1. In a large skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Add zucchini to skillet; cook and stir just until crisp-tender.

2. Microwave rice according to package directions. Add rice and beans to squash in skillet; gently stir to combine.

3. In a medium bowl combine eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Pour egg mixture over rice mixture in skillet. Cook over medium heat. As mixture sets, run a spatula around the edges of the skillet, lifting egg mixture so uncooked portion flows underneath.

Continue cooking and lifting edges just until egg mixture is set. Sprinkle with cheese. If desired, top with cherry tomatoes and parsley.

WE’RE MOVING OUR BLOG.. TO OUR WEBSITE !!


yup.. it’s about that time.. if you have or haven’t noticed.. our domain for this blog changed recently.. because I’m moving my blog to my website !! where i will be able to have more control over everything i post and be able to share even more work with all of you.

for those who follow this blog.. i will keep it.. but i will make it a more personal blog.. personal as in.. not so work related.. more so my thoughts etc etc .. and of course when i post to the website i will update it here for those of you who really would like to stay updated.. you can always follow my fanpage..on facebook  HERE.. while it still exists .. as i’m also considering to remove it completely.. Let me know what you think….. i’m sorry if it inconveniences some of you.. but i will do my best to still post often.. or even more often than i have before .. =)

thank you all for following this blog and leaving comments and feedback.. it is much much appreciated !! btw.. u can also leave comments on my new blog.

The new blog will be published when my new website is done..

date to be announced.. i’m so excited !! =)

Androgny !! w/ Model Stephan


 So a few months ago…..actually.. last year ! (time flies)  I was very much inspired  to do an androgynous shoot.. coincidentally (or not) i was around the same time.. contacted by Androgynous model Stephan Vermeulen of Androgyny Models in Enschede.. to do a shoot with him. I took this as a sign from the universe.. it had to be done. =) 
So i had about another few days to leave back to Sint Maarten and NYC.. and i wanted so bad to have this in my portfolio before NYC. and of course for my new website =) 

Sato (stylist) brought some really wicked stuff over.. exactly what i also had in mind for this shoot.. and Stephan drove all the way from Maastricht to be our model.  I did a quick research on some androgynous makeup.. male makeup etc .. and went at it.. it was my first time.. doing makeup on a guy but hells yes.. i love it…. 

1.5 hours later.. two outfit changes…. and we were done with our shoot. Total shoot time including prep, settling into shooting, and packing up.. : 2.5 hours. now that’s how i love to do things.. quick shooting and getting what we set out to do . My doing makeup myself.. is saving me SO  MUCH SHOOT TIME (prep) .. I often question myself.. why have i ever bothered to work with dutch MUA’d.. they take WAY too long.. and when they are really good and fast.. they are way too expensive.. (for me that is since i am freelance without a side income.. ) to MUA’s out there.. in holland that is.. no offense but seriously.. i don’t know what they teach at makeup school but TIME on set is very very important. and i am mentioning this because this is how i feel. hate me or love me for it.. it’s called honesty. maybe my honesty helps those of you out there to become better. this is what i hope by expressing myself aka not keeping it to myself. 
anyhoes…..
the next shoot will be a bit more complicated qua timing and styling.. but also .. something very different.. i think i already know what i want.. with the same team. =) Thanks for reading and enjoy ! 

Credits: 
Model: Stephan Vermeulen – ANDROGYN MODELS
Stylist: David Sato 
MUA/Photographer/PostProcess/Light:  Sarina Gito

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BLACKFISH – Documentary – Watch Online


WATCH BLACKFISH – DOCUMENTARY ONLINE HERE

it’s free… and online.. and i still cannot bring myself to watch it. last time i saw clips from the cove .. i cried constantly for weeks on end.. just thinking about what is going on and knowing i can do NOTHING to change the situation except raise awareness and tell everyone i know. (and even for that i am prosecuted by ppl i thought were friends…) – the price u pay for fighting for what you believe in)

if you think you can watch this and not feel broken… please watch it. i think we all should. to get the education our leaders and governments hide from us. ..only to protect the billions they are making from this industry.

EasyTape Shoot #3 with Ivo & Rosanne

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Today was another long day of shoots for EasyTape International. Worked with two new faces, Ivo and Rosanne. Before the EasyTape session I was photographing beautiful and talented actress Jente, who also helped out with an EasyTape shoot of her own.. Some of … Continue reading

Casting Call – NYC, AMS & SXM ” Dancers add imagination in unexpected places”

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” Dancers add imagination in unexpected places” I’m in Love with this. I would like to do something similar; my own rendition of this brilliant concept. Looking for dancers and stylists. TFP/CD Basis. Where? Sint. Maarten, Amsterdam and New York. … Continue reading

Paint Me – Shoot w/Akeem Adams

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We been wanting to do this for sooo long.. all the plans and stuff and finally we did it….this shoot was done way back in April…finally got around to posting it now. =) Akeem did a great job…. it wasn’t easy … Continue reading

Shoot with Lily


  Lily came in for part of my photo shoot specials during January this year. I’ve finally had some time to finish up her blog It was a fun day.. we had 4 shoots in one day.. client in and … Continue reading

Quotes

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                                  So I used to do this a few years back… put quotes on photos.. little snapshots.. stuff i liked but didn’t feel were … Continue reading

The Invisible Dress

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So… I have waited for so long to be able to shoot with the gorgeous Celine Verheij in my neck of the woods.. Amsterdam. She is one of my favourite models from my hometown of Sint Maarten. Celine is currently … Continue reading

Pineapples Pineapples !!!!

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So… last saturday i was SOOOO happy to see pineapples in the grocery stores here in Amsterdam. I know.. I sound like I live in a cave.. but pineapples.. have been quite difficult to come by.. I was happy as … Continue reading

Easy Tape Product Shoot & Sporty Shoot

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My most recent easy-tape shoot. We did 4 hours of product shooting for their new instruction folder. These are just some snapshots from the day. when we went outside.. it was really sunny but very cold. Summer hadn’t hit us just yet.  Don’t know … Continue reading

Meet Alexis


Alexis was found on the streets of the half dutch/half french caribbean island of Sint Maarten/Saint Martin. She was found when she was a kitten and is now a full grown young lady who demands loving when and where she … Continue reading

Dad….


So… it’s been 9 years since he left us… since he started dancing in the wind.. i believe that death makes us all angels.. it enlightens us all.. and it is not something to be sad about.. but rather .. … Continue reading

New Paths: Creating that which I have always wanted.

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One of the shots from my most recent shoot with beautiful model Flory and new creative colleague, stylist and designer Gina. A little bit about the image, the dof/blur is created with the lenses My newest gear which i got … Continue reading

See in A New Way =)

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    yeah.. still loving my new gear =)

Photo Shoot Love Stories – GrachtenGordel w/stylist Cindy Holla

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These are a few shots from my 2 day photo shoot ( 4 & 7 may) with stylist Cindy Holla. I saw Cindy’s casting call for a photographer to shoot this awesome concept for her school assignment.  I no longer … Continue reading