These below are from my time with the lovely Allan Schaap, around Lelystad, a part of Holland reclaimed from the sea. We worked outdoors at an incredible location in the morning – a white sandy desert in the middle of nowhere. I felt like I was in Planet of the Apes, walking across a long lost planet of dream-like wilderness.
After a shoot in the woodland we then headed to the historic, luxury hotel and were allowed to shoot in quite a few rooms with some great features and props. These are some from the hotel room.
It was a beautiful warm day, we had the paned glass windows open, letting in a pleasant breeze coming through the gently rustling trees outside, and some gorgeous sunlight. I was in a very lazy, hazy relaxed and sensual mood. Allan was so easy going and creative to work with, so I could just open up, we just carried on moving and shooting. I do like some direction on shoots, sometimes more so, as discussion and feedback are so important, but it’s also nice to just be allowed to let go, and ebb & flow where the mood takes you. Hope you enjoy these and I look forward to sharing more in the future.