I love mixed media art work, and have wanted to try it myself for a while now. My latest shoot with Riona Neve was the perfect opportunity to experiment, and here is the result....
Colour gels, a lot of fun but not always easy to get the result you want. Here's what I did with Riona in the studio last week.
For many years now, the week leading up to christmas has been renamed 'the warmest week' by Belgium's best radio station Studio Brussel. People are encouraged to organise activities to raise money for the charities they support. This year I decided to donate a framed print which was auctioned off in Antwerp together with 24 other artworks by Jongbloed!KMSKA with the proceeds going to Betonne Jeugd, a chartity that works with troubled teenagers. Yesterday was the big day and I'm proud to announce that 'Nefertiti' raised 180 euros!
For the third year in a row, The Dominican Hotel in Brussels requested my help to create their christmas and new year card. So one afternoon mid December we headed out deep into the ateliers of the Brussels Opera and created some magic. My brief: something a bit different with a touch of David LaChapelle....
From our trip to Romania, an editorial shot with local model Ina and make-up artist Roxana Dumitrascu. Driving out from Bucharest into the beautiful countryside, we had a last stop by a lake surrounded by forest and mountains. The sun was setting, our model was fooling around and we shot some gorgeous images....
When I bought some leather accessories from Polish designer Michael Asman a while ago, I knew I wanted to feature them in a shoot. A theatre stock sale ended up in me acquiring some interesting garments and then I met Abel Vieira, who proved to be the perfect model. Grooming once again by the wonderful Fabian D'Image.
Shot in an abandoned warehouse in Brussels several months ago, my editorial 'Heavy Metal' was finally published in Dark Beauty Magazine! Big thank you to my wonderful model My Fragility, to Fabian D'Image for make-up and hairstyling and to Boutique Minuit for the styling.
I recently had the opportunity to shoot Italian-Irish model Valentina when she was on a shooting trip in Brussels. The Dominican Hotel was again kind enough to offer us a suite for the afternoon, so we had peace and quiet for a few hours to do our thing. Valentina has amazing dreads, she's had them for 15 years, although she is considering cutting them off to try something different.
The skilled hands of make-up artist Maria Kleopatra did their work splendidly as usual, and our series was published by NIF Magazine - http://nifmagazine.com/an-afternoon-with-valentina-by-kirsten-thys-van-den-audenaerde/
I recently spent the day shooting with fabulous model My Fragility and wonderful make-up artist Fabian D'Image at Tour & Taxis in Brussels. We shot one set for Obscurae Magazine which has now been published, and I'm excited to show you the final images!