maandag 14 mei 2012


Another school related post. We had to make a pop art self portrait. I've always wanted to make a photo of me with my lips covered in disco candy. Soooo this was like THE perfect opportunity. I was trying to look doll-ish, startled, absent. I don't know if I succeeded. I didn't alter the result afterwards to make it more pop arty, I was really focussed on making that photograph and get it through photoshop. Maybe because of my background as photographer? Who knows.

The last picture is the one I used for my school assignment. It's taken with my DSLR (Nikon D50), the others I took with my little compact camera (some Sony). They're a tad darker because I don't have the ability to change the lighting options. But I actually like the fact that my eyes are so dark, like almost black. I took hundreds of photos. Not kidding. I was just never satisfied.

And no, I didn't enlarge my eyes, I accentuated them.

vrijdag 11 mei 2012

Bazaar Bizar III

Last Sunday, it was that time of the year again. Time for BAZAAR BIZAR! A vintage and handmade market in Herk-de-Stad, co-organized by one of my best friends: Eline Rodiers!
Once again they did their very best and therefore the market was once again a BIG success! I can't say it enough: congrats girls and keep up the good work!

I'll sure keep you guys posted on when the next edition will be, because I'm sure you ALL want to be there. I can guarantee you that! If not for the vintage goodies nor all the handmade stuff, then make sure you're there for the funky tunes by DJ Duvel and a delicious HOMEMADE burger by Asado Amigos! Want to see some finger licking good stuff, check out their website

woensdag 9 mei 2012

I've got some photos to post.

I love it whenever a title is self explanatory. 

I've also got a new project! A new blog, a fashion blog, together with my best friend, Karolien.
You can check it out HERE.

I don't feel like talking much so I'll just post the darn photos allright. First series is from a shoot for a boy's confirmation. He likes farming and everything agricultural. I sure learned a bunch about tractors and stuff! Riding his BMX at the circuit in Heusden-Zolder is his other hobby. They were taken a week before the Easter Holidays. Good thinking of me, the weather now is CRAP.

The second series are band photos of Entick Shot. Check out their music! Location for that photo shoot was an abandoned bowling alley in Berbroek. Pretty creepy with like mold everywhere, but also very cool! We ran into this guy (that sounds scary because I said it was abandoned, right?) who was actually cleaning up the place. I swear to God, it's like a million years plan or so! He said he wants to restore it. Well good luck to you fella! I'll shut up now.

dinsdag 17 april 2012

Schoolwork sundays.

 So last Sunday was quite interesting. We had this deadline on Monday to finish a brochure on pop art (Andy Warhol, you all familiar). It's a part of our "thesis". Not a thesis like the ones where you have to write a million pages, but like a final "piece of work" to get your degree. I'm studying graphic design at Syntra right now, maybe I should have said that first. I always kind of start telling something in the middle of the story, instead of explaining people the crucial information first. So, just get used to it, mmmkey?

Of course it had been Easter holidays for the past two weeks which resulted in me spending time with my boyfriend instead of me working for school. Duh. Nevertheless that brochure needed to be finished. Or at least a final preview needed to be finished, it has to be really really finished by tomorrow. But I didn't want to make a brohure in Indesign. I didn't want to set up eight (facing) pages and fill it with a lot of crap you find on the internet about pop art. I wanted to do something else so I started thinking: what IS pop art? And actually, pop art is a whole bunch of stuff that aren't really too serious. Yay for that! The "first" piece of pop art was made by Richard Hamilton and it's called: "Just What Is It That Makes Today's Homes So Different, So Appealing?". I love it that the title is like a random thought of the creator. It's also a collage and I LOVE collages.

So I decided to make a collage myself. Sort of a collage-brochure. The word collage now sounds so funny in my head, ihihihi. Pop art artists also take advantage of already existing elements and materials within reach. They don't try to make a super meaningful piece of art. They want to bring art to the people and out of the museums. They want to show in their art how prosperous the post-war society actually was. They don't want to criticize mass production, they use it as inspiration.

For my brochure I used an already existing magazine (thank you Sjiek Magazine, HBvL), ripped out some pages and wrapped it in some red with white polka dots wrapping paper. I always get my wrapping paper at Hema, they have the most lovely prints! Not that I buy wrapping paper thàt much though. For my cover photo I used an image of Astrid Bryan which I edited to give that typical pop art feel to it. She does look a bit like Michael Jackson now. I think it's because her nose is almost invisible (sorry Michael) and 'cause of her cheekbones. For content I used images I found in magazines.

Anywho, my teacher loved it. Ok he didn't use the word "love", but he did say I should keep it this way and not change a thing about it! Yay! Maybe only print my cover photo on some glossy photo paper, which I totally agreed on. We just didn't have any anymore, and well stores are closed on Sunday. So I'll do that today! And dye my hair turquoise. And I have to find a way to 'reproduce' my brochure, so I'll have to photograph it or scan it.

Here are some snapshots of the making off and the final result! Photographs off the final result aren't that great though, I'll photograph it again in school in the studio.

Oh and feel free to drop me a line on how you feel about it! It doesn't mean my teacher likes it, that I don't want to hear some other opinions.