Retouching

Living in an origami world

This started -just like my trees- all with an experiment, and one of my best friends, Silvia. In the periode I made the first picture of this series, I wanted to do some more creative photographic things. I already let my creativity burst in my makeup work, but as far as photography and photoshop, this was still unknown territory for me.

Tuatha de danann

A project I did together with another wonderful makeup artist, Lieve Humbeeck. My colleague, companion, friend and second mother. Someone who was there from the start, helped me out many times and backed me up, also when I was at my worst. For those of you who don't know me in person: when you see me I'm quiet but when you know me, I'm a really social person, and even though I do a lot on my own, somethimes I really need those moments where I get to work together with other creative souls, to create bigger and better things.

multitalented?

What do you think? Does it? Can you be really good at just the one thing, or at a few things simultaneously? Can you combine different fields without having to give in to loss of quality in one job or the other? A lot of people, even people really close to me, or persons I look(ed) up to, told me that this just wasn’t possible —that in the end I really needed to choose because it would always end up to my disadvantage.

Before & After

Photoshop, some people love it, others are against it. Personally, I think Photoshop is an essential part of photography by making that one picture perfect. I am not saying that perfection is an absolute must but if you are making something magical it can be your key to perfection and imagination. So in my case perfection means bringing to life the image I saw in my head when I took the picture and how I wanted it to be.