I met with Tatjana Saturday afternoon in Antwerp to continue to our designated shooting location up north – close to the border to the Netherlands. For practical reasons we changed our plans on the spot and went instead into the wild east of Belgium to shoot in the “Kesselse Heide” (Kessels’ Heath). These “Heide” Areas are quite common in the east of Belgium and the south of the Netherlands and are wonderful outdoor locations: you have sand, trees, heath – different colours, different textures… you can use the shade between trees, you can shoot in direct sun and have the white sand act as a light bouncer – lots of options.
I wanted to use the late afternoon sun for warm and pleasant light and it worked nicely… while the sun was still quite high we used the shadows between the trees and later shot in the evening sun light. The colour film still needs developing – hope to have it back from the lab next week.
We were shooting two different themes… Tatjana did an excellent job with both “characters” – despite the cold wind and lots of bugs. No make-up artist, no styling and still she looks fantastic… I sort of like these “low-budget” shooting sessions: a good model, a camera, a few rolls of film and some luck with the weather and location… all you need sometimes 🙂
Many thanks for all your comments and participation on the blog so far… thanks as well for your emails and suggestions for topics… will try to incorporate them as much as possible in the future!