Category: Fashion Photography

African fashion

 

Model: Miriam DA
Photographer: FocusFotografie
MUAH: Aliya
Designer (Clothing): Kitchen For Fashion
Designer (Jewelry): Africa-beauty.com, Afrikaanse mode en couture

A month or so ago I posted a casting call for some African looking models. I really wanted to do a African Fashion type of shoot. It amazed me there where a lot of dark skinned models and almost none of them had done a African fashion type of shoot. They did European fashion shoots or something that is African but not fashion.

Of course I had a rough idea about what I wanted to do but, for me the team aspect is very important.  So I did what I always do, make a group chat. Turns out one of the models had already done some runway-work for a designer and after some calling we had two designers. One for the clothing and one for the jewelry.

We did some beauty shots for the jewelry and make-up and some fashion shots for the dresses and when we were finished we run around the building like idiots to collect all plants. Big one, small one it doesn’t matter to us.  I thought Africa, let’s make a kind of a jungle with them. In the studio I have an old chair so we put that in the middle, positioned plants around them and used a smoke generator (but forgot to tell the building security).
It was a super fun day shooting with good African Music to support the vibe. You know what pump up your sound to the max and open this song (Spotify)
Hope you feel the same vibes we did.

Be your own BOSS


Model: Dharwin Jajairam
MUAH: Diana Wagemakers
Photographer: FocusFotografie
Location: Studio34X
Light The Light-Joda Michiel Fischer
Made possible by: Wop van Eis Andries Kooijman

Loved working with Dharwin who is kind, humble and professional. We did a fashion and a fitnessshoot on witch both he looks stunning.
Tell us what you think….

Joke Kleijer


It was super to work with Joke Kleijer at Studio34x today.

Model Joke Kleier
MUAH Sabrina Emanueel Poppelier
Photographer FocusFotografie
Location Studio34X
Made possible by Wop van Eis en Andries Kooijman

Signora Segreto

At the gym on the coffee table there was a huge flower piece. My first thought was “This must be on the head of a model”.
There was a card inside the piece and the next morning I called Actief Bloemsierkunst and explained to them who I am and asked if the could help me out.

I then searched online “flower crown” for some moodboard pictures to find a model and MUAH.

Well this is or interpretation of a flowercrown portrait. We made some nice footage at a URBEX location.

Model Signora Segreto (Karin)
Visagie Anyi Molenaar
Flower Crown Actief Bloemsierkunst
Photography Focus17Fotografie

Jasmijn

“Bad Girl” shoot @ the Fletcher Hotel in Loosdrecht.
Always looking for upcoming talent like Aybike from the Styleschool by Dani. We had the fortune of shooting with an experienced model like Jasmijn who just came back from Milaan. Thanks A en P Models. Also a big shout out to Seda who did a great job with the Make-up.

Stay tuned for more awesome photo’s,….

Model Miss Jasmijn
Photographer FocusFotografie, Erik Nld
MUAH Seda Saygili
Styling Aybike Mislina Öztürk

Nelson, styling by Amber

Model Nelson
Stylist Amber
Photographer FocusFotografie, Erik Nld

Last week Amber a young stylist give me a call for a male shoot. Amber wanted the shoot to have a Grunge and dark look and feel to it.  I think it works pretty well with the G-Star RAW outfits she shopped for the shoot.

For me its always fun to shoot male models. They are very different to pose than females. Nelson is great to work with. He has a natural pose, relaxed and strong. We had great fun on set. Hope it reflects in the photos, tell us what you think.

Just for the fun of it

Model Evita Zethof
MUA Suzan Mantel
Photography FocusFotografie

Some of Erik’s studiowork. He was in the studio to shoot an editorial for a awareness program. After the work he asked Evita, one of the models, to strike some quick poses.

Just for the fun of it. Click on the read more button to look at the pictures.

Let us know if you like them….