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I know Kate’s gorgeous work for quite a while. And so I was very happy that we could arrange a shooting during her last journey through Germany a few weeks ago. We met in Frankfurt, grapped some flowers and food and drove to a beautiful location nearby where we spent most of the day eating, talking and of cause shooting from time to time. It was a lovely and quite interesting day. Kate told me a lot about her previous life in Belarus, her former work as a tour guide, her recent relocation to Warsaw, her adventure trip as a model through Europe, the differences between eastern and western photographer, her dreams and plans for the future, when modeling is no longer an option and much, much more. I was faszinated by her vitality and peeply impressed by the wealth of experience she already carried with her and which will surly grow daily at a superior rate.
Hope you enjoy our results 🙂

 

 

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The images I am showing here have been taken already two and a half years ago. Up to now I only published a very few of them. But just recently I was in the right mood to go through the complete series once again and realised that it would be quite a shame to leave them rot on my hard drive – unnoticed and unappreciated. Lucky put so much passion and devotion into this work. Actually, I had the impression she was not posing for most of these shots, but immersing herself into a world that exclusively consist of herslef.

Lucky is quite an extraordinary, lively, as well as kind and adorable person. But I could hardly pretend that I got acquainted with more than just a fraction of her personality during the few hours of her stay. Anyway, it was gorgeous spending time with her and I am really grateful for the very unique results we got.

Hope you like these pictures as much as I do even as they do not fit completely to my previous style.

 

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  • Veles22. April 2017 - 11:29

    Lucky’s amazing, I’d love the chance to shoot her sometime. Your pictures together are beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • René Quint22. April 2017 - 14:05

    Wow, like everytime I´m really impressed.
    I love your pics, every single one of them it´s an artwork. Keep it up! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Cármen Veloso22. April 2017 - 23:30

    This is one of the most incredible series I have ever seen! I believe it was an amazing experience for both of you, and I can only admire that and wish to go through the same feelings one day! Well, honestly I have that same opinion on almost every photo you share, but whatever. Lots of love from Portugal!ReplyCancel

  • hamim23. April 2017 - 3:54

    tremendousReplyCancel

  • JB Swe23. April 2017 - 18:19

    I love how tasteful and clean your photos are! Very very nice!ReplyCancel

  • Michael Bardt23. April 2017 - 19:36

    Lichtmalereien – das macht Dir so schnell keiner nach 😉ReplyCancel

  • Chris Uglanica24. April 2017 - 16:01

    What a fantastic series. I am glad that you revisited these photographs as opposed to letting them sit on your hard drive. It reminds me that I should look back through some of my old work as well.ReplyCancel

  • Geoff Drinkel25. April 2017 - 11:14

    Superb pictures, I sometimes ask myself, is it the singer or the song, the photographer or the model? Difficult to answer, could be, but here I think you have created something exceptional, thank you, Florian!ReplyCancel

It is always my biggest pleasure to meet Chloé for a shooting. So it is no wounder that this is already my 3rd blog entry of her. This time we met in Berlin. And again it was a gorgeous day.

We started at an abandoned premises and spent almoust the entire day together. Walking, talking, laughing and from time to time we even took the one or another shot together.

The first few images I’m showing here have acually been some of the last we took. Overall, the day was pretty cloudy, but in the evening, right before sunset, we got some perfect sunbeams entering the gigantic window of this old sanatorium. And with the aid of a small smoke candle we got a fantastic, dramatic backlight that Chloé instantly turned into a glorious visual motif. I really love this shots and I hope you too.

All pictures were taken on a Leica SL with a Summilux-SL 1:1.4/50 ASPH., Summilux-M 1:1.4/35 ASPH. or Noctilux-M 1:0.95/50 ASPH. lens.

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  • Bryan Peek12. März 2017 - 19:37

    Beautiful photos!ReplyCancel

  • Detlev Kroes12. März 2017 - 20:40

    Ein tolles Team ihr zwei. Sehr schöne Serie.ReplyCancel

  • MH12. März 2017 - 21:01

    Wow is just amazing ! Purely beautiful !ReplyCancel

  • Eduardo Soares13. März 2017 - 1:37

    Two faces: the sensuality of the woman and the stained-glass window. The profane and the sacred…. Beautiful composition.ReplyCancel

  • Genevieve Armendariz13. März 2017 - 6:38

    So extremely beautiful. I see why you two enjoy meeting up, you work so so so well together….that first photo takes my breath away. Bravo!!!ReplyCancel

  • manikandan14. März 2017 - 6:07

    fantastic pictures….ReplyCancel

It was a cold winter day when I met Katie at her Daddy’s place. This simply but nicely furnished appartment would be just perfect to capture her enchanting beauty, I tought. I love to keep it simple, especially when shooting girls who doesn’t need any make up, fancy dresses or pompous sceneries to just look gorgeous. And Katie is definetely one of them.

After a cup of coffee and some nice talking with started with nothing more than a white wall, some window light and Katie of course. A few minutes later, just when we had enough soft-light shots, the sun came out and we used the jalousies to play around with some more harsh light.

All images were taken on a Leica SL camera with a M 0.95/50 lens.

 

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  • Fabian Schumacher23. Februar 2017 - 22:03

    Sehr schöne Strecke!ReplyCancel

  • Tim Bucka26. Februar 2017 - 20:37

    Bin begeistert, super. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Janos Dobos26. Februar 2017 - 22:01

    Fantastic photos 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Arindom Chowdhury27. Februar 2017 - 4:04

    AwesomeReplyCancel

  • Luc Van Malderen27. Februar 2017 - 12:56

    Amazing – simply – beautiful !ReplyCancel

  • Le Roy Philippe27. Februar 2017 - 16:21

    Beautiful series. BravoReplyCancel

  • Pavel10. März 2017 - 21:22

    Jeste ze je ta zima. Přináší nádhernou práci. Excellent results, beautiful resultReplyCancel

In mid-September the weather forecast announced some pretty warm days, most likely the last ones for this year, I tought.  And so I decided to use this opportunity to meet Mathilda and Monique at a small lake for a few shots. Water always fascinates me. The more the better. I love the ocean and I often dream of having a boat and spending my time sailing the Seven Seas. But unfortunately I get easily see sick and so it was better to let the girls get into the water and me staying at the shore 🙂

I really like the results we got. Although, or maybe just because, the shots are so different. We started both shootings in the very late afternoon. The light was changing rapidly which resulted in quite different moods. In addition, some images were taken with a digital camera and some captured on film. But on all, whether inside or outside the water, my two lovely models where giving their very best and I appreciated this a lot 🙂

Images were taken with a Nikon F4 (1.8/105) on Acros 100 or Kodak Portra 160, a Contax 645 (2.0/80) on Kodak Portra 400, a Leica SL (M0.95/50) and a Sony Alpha 7 (Canon 1.2/85).

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  • Dave Wittemann28. Dezember 2016 - 0:09

    Wonderful contrast you b/w. I also love the great atmospheric light. Your models are very relaxed and on the same page with you artistically. Excellent images. May the New Year bring you much happiness and more success!ReplyCancel

  • Altamash28. Dezember 2016 - 21:24

    Love these shots, technically perfect, great compositions and the post processing just blew my mind. I hope I can make photos like this too, as this is what good photography is !ReplyCancel

  • georges francis1. Februar 2017 - 18:00

    beautiful portraits which are inspiring me in my recent paintings.

    Thanks for sharing your splendid work on Flickr!ReplyCancel

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