ULTIMATE MINIMAL

– FULL PHOTOSHOOT SERIES & BEHIND THE SCENES

What do you do when a client cancels last-minute and you have already booked a beautiful location? You gather a team to create a next-level portfolio shoot.

For some reason, my preparations for a product shoot did seem to easily translate into a Beauty and Fashion story. And boy o boy, did I surpass my own expectations. Maybe, it just needed to happen this way.

SOME OF MY FAVORITES

ABOUT THE CREATIVE CONCEPT

Ultimate Minimal, the title says enough. I wanted to make good use of the light- and shadowplay that the gorgeous big windows in this space bring forward. Play with those lines and shapes and keep things simple.

In the middle of the room, a concrete stairs appears from nowhere. The rest of it is empty. The owners will renovate and decorate it to be their living room in the future. For now, it is used as a photo studio.

I am happy it is. What a gorgeous location.

The minimalistic living room, wherein the old days’ cheese was made, is connected to the boiler house. Here, the walls are reminiscent of times gone by with its old worn stucco and steel windows. A completely different vibe, which I am not sure will fit the theme.

But the grungy background turns out to give a nice characteristic touch and we end up with 3 photos of Victoria in this room; each in exactly the same outfit and setting, but with a different style. One serious artistic, one happy commercial and one that I would label more like beauty/fashion.

I love it how even the tiniest adjustment in posing, facial expression or editing style can switch up the mood of a shot.

Think this was all we shot? Nope, you can find part 2 soon in ‘Be gentle, go softly’.

 

THE TEAM

Photography & retouch by Zilla, JDO Management
Hair & Make-up  Juliëtte den Ouden JDO Management
Models Victoria Geno & Christina Zimmermann, Inbetween Models

Styling Wide-legged beige trousers Essentiel-Antwerp , Snowwhite long dress Ivy & Oak , Jewelry By1oak, Trenchcoat Ivy & Oak , Pleated collar Arket