A few weeks ago I started asking two of the big hotels in Brussels if I could use one of their top floor rooms as location. I wanted a room with a view over the city and a more modern type of interieur than I usually look for. I was sceptical if they would answer, let alone let me shoot at an affordable charge. Fortunately both answered and offered reasonable conditions – leaving me with the problem to shoot two times in a similar environment …and I was a bit worried that I might return with too similar images.
Luckily the weather conditions helped a bit. During the first shoot (see blog post from last week) the weather was grey and dark and available light was not an option – so we shot with artificial light, which gave the images their distinct feel. This weekend the weather was completely different with bright sunshine the whole day, which “forced” me to shoot available light for the most part- giving the images a different feel.
On top of that I got to shoot with two models that easily range at the upper end of my “Top 10 of all-time-favorite models”. I was so happy that Daisy was willing to join us for this shoot – she is just so great to photograph – one of the few models I could shoot with over and over and never get bored. This was our third shoot together with hopefully more to come. We were joined by Elisa – one of my favorite make-up-artists and Lenny – a great designer from Antwerp for the styling.
A huge thank-you to the hotel for the location…absolutely fantastic (as you probably can see)!
I used my Nikon FE2 with Kodak Portra 400 and the Nikon FM3A with Kodak Tri-x – I also used the Linhof Technika – but I had much more difficulties scanning the 4×5 negatives this time… the last two shoots made me comfortable using 35mm color film – before that I always “played it safe” and used medium format as a minimum for color.
I probably uploaded too many images and spoil the flow with too many repitions, but I already left a lot of them aside….and I like so many of them…always the same when shooting with Daisy 🙂