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..
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
……that moment of vast enthusiasm when you are tired, lacking sleep, aware of busy days ahead.. and what you should do is go to bed.. but instead.. the adrenaline of wanting to “play” with what you’ve shot.. kicks in.. and kicks in hard.. so hard that the butterflies in your stomach have butterflies from excitement.
it is something i cannot explain completely but it is something i just .. always love.. i become so incredibly proud of myself and so motivated .. and creative dip after creative dip it drags you down BUT … it is these moments (butterflies having butterflies).. which resets my demotivation.. and allows me to be greatly motivated again.
it is incredible. and this is what happens when you do what you love. despite the struggle.. as it is part of the story. I’ve had 3 shoots on wednesday. 6 looks. 3 models . 4 shoots on Friday. 10 looks. 5 models. 2 hours later it is all backed up, renamed, and archived ready for selects and edits.
i’m so proud of myself. =) ”Love what you do. Be what you do. I love what i do” =) sneek peeks soon! Thanks for reading =)
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.
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