I shoot kids for a living. Most times as themselves in the clothes that their parents bring but also in different costumes, like in vintage clothes, as pirates, princesses, native indians, or star wars characters . I have lots of props and nice costumes for the little ones. I love movies and my photos are very influenced by them, my favourite directors are Milos Forman and Tim Burton.
Usually I don’t plan the shoots in advance, instead we just pick a theme there and then! But this time I decided to do a series on a theme…
Ever since I was a kid I’ve loved these mysterious, beautiful creatures and I liked the idea of young vampires. Not so innocent children, the kind you don’t want to meet in a dark alley… and who are older than they seem.
I started a model search and got more responses that I could hope for! I finally ended up shooting 20 different kids between the ages of 5-12. I ordered dresses and other clothes and props and what I thought in the beginning would take a few weeks of shooting ended up in 7 months of shooting between clients, planning, editing, re-editing…
In photoshop I edited the pale skin, enhanced the eyes, changed the colour tones, liquified the ears. I just put dark make up around the eyes but did the skin-tone in post-prod, it would have been to hard for the 5-year olds to sit still during make up and then have energy left for the shoot. I did all the styling myself and spent hours and hours finding the right outfits
On my website you can see more of my art sessions and my “regular” shoots.
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