Tag: MUA

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.

Lisa Heikens


Dancer: Lisa Heikens
MUAH: Diana Wagemakers
Photographer: FocusFotografie
Location: Studio34x.com
Made possible by: Wop van Eis & Andries Kooijman

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

The beauty of hard light

Model Miss Gabi van den Broek
Photographer FocusFotografie, Erik Nld
MUAH Gilhaira Fraay
Styling De oude liefde

Black Noir originated in the 40’s till late 50’s. This film style expressed cynical attitudes and moody (lowkey) lighting.

The first week of January 2018 Erik shot a black noir inspired beauty shoot. Because Erik was in Emmen (Drenthe) at that time he used his mother’s apartment and redecorated the living into a small studiospace. For this he bought a venetian blind at the Praxis (Home Depo) for 12 euro. In the apartment, he found a ton of useful props like black vases and a gold retro lamp.

The basement/parking area of the apartment utilizes concrete walls and some nice light trough doors that gave some nice shadow patterns.

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Naked bike and a gorgeous model, double sexy

Model Kim Pieters
Visagie Anyi Molenaar
Fotografie FocusFotografie, Erik Nld

Anyi Molenaar (MUAH) asked Erik to do a photoshoot with a motorcycle. She already asked Kim Pieterse to model. We had a lot of fun making this shoot. At the end Kim’s dad also came over for some photo’s with his beautiful daughter.

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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.

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