dinsdag 21 maart 2017

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Sans mots.... Thank you Merle, also on behalf of the viewers!

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"That was fantastic, Merle. Absolutely convincing. I'm sure he got the message"

"Thank you, Mr. Photographer. Now will you allow me an encore?"

"Of course I will. The camera is ready"

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Whoever it was Merle saw, she really threw her soul into drawing his attention. Only a man made of stone would not give his heart to this young lady straightaway.

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"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...."

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"Alright Mr. Photographer, I'll give you one. Keep snapping"

So here is a Valentine song by Merle, captured in nine images....

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Singer-songwriter Merle is the next model to pose in the Valentine special.... Are you ready to give us a Valentine song?

zaterdag 11 maart 2017

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This sweet encore kiss for her court photographer and the viewers of his weblog marks the end of a brief but great Valentine photo shoot. Farishta, thank you so much.... and keep in touch!

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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....

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This characteristic Farishta pose has been one of my favourites ever since we started working together. It never comes on order, but I'm always delighted whenever it returns.

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A sweet smile can do miracles for many at the celebration of Valentine....

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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....

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Glasses: Zenni 4420218
[L=R: -8.00]

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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.  

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Our location in Deventer was perfect for a Valentine special in glasses. An optician's shop on one side and a giant red heart on the other side. What more can a model and her photographer desire?

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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!

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Nothing wrong with an innocent bit of voyeurism - as long as the young lady in glasses feels comfortable.

vrijdag 10 maart 2017

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Photo shoot: March 8th, 2017
Location: Deventer, The Netherlands
Glasses: Zenni 1128019
[L=R: -5.50]

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?