dinsdag 21 maart 2017
"That was brilliant, Merle. Absolutely brilliant. Will you do me one more favour, please?"
"And what would that be, Mr. Photographer?"
"Imagine that the most handsome, fascinating young man in the world is about to appear. He will be standing on my right hand side. And it's your role to draw his attention. Just express your feelings for him and he might be your Valentine forever"
"Sounds like an interesting proposition, Mr. Photographer. You told me that these Valentine glasses are twice my own prescription. They still give me fair eyesight.... but where is your man?"
"You are looking in the right direction, Merle. He is already standing there. Just use your imagination and you will see him"
"OK, here we go. Keep snapping...."
zaterdag 11 maart 2017
Farishta had seen the pictures of the fourteen Valentine models in England, Germany, the Netherlands and Greece. Being full of praise for the quality of their posing, she needed no persuasion to do a bit of acting. So here are a couple of kisses towards the invisible man....
Unfortunately, the giant red heart was too high in the air to be grasped by Farishta. But Valentine is about that as well., isn't it? Making the gesture can be just as important as the eventual result. And besides, there are other ways to express the spirit of Valentine....
Farishta posed for me in 2009, 2010, 2013 and in 2015, so we had not seen each other in a year and a half. Lots of news to exchange before we did the photo shoot for the Valentine special. One of her qualities as a model is her captivating smile. It is our intention to do a full photo shoot later this year.
Farishta could see quite well through these new Valentine glasses as her own prescription is minus six. Not that this is a necessity for her during photo shoots. Over the years she posed for me in glasses with every prescription under the sun. No matter what circumstances, Farishta invariably manages to produce fine, natural looks. Great!
vrijdag 10 maart 2017
Photo shoot: March 8th, 2017
Location: Deventer, The Netherlands
Glasses: Zenni 1128019
The Valentine special posted last month would not be complete without lovely Farishta, the one and only "Mona Lisa in glasses". Busy agendas delayed our appointment so up comes a fine PS to the Valentine special. It was a rainy day and we were lucky to find this location. What background could be more suitable than an optician's shop?