Stephanie showed me Manon’s instagram and proposed that we shoot with her. I said “ok – she looks alright…”.

In order to make best use of the day we decided to book this artist workshop in Brussels-Molenbeek as location and to get a second model. We planned to shoot 2 hours with Manon and 2 hours with the other girl (that never showed up). When Manon walked in, she was much prettier than expected. When she put on the dress Stephanie took to the shoot, and tied her hair together I was sufficiently inspired to shoot – wow!!

The location was a bit chaotic and cold, but had some beautiful light with sometimes the sun shining through the large windows. We tried different other outfits, but I was coming back to this one dress – it was just the perfect combination. The other model never showed up – and I am very happy she didn’t  – so we could shoot the whole 4 hours with Manon. At the end you see a few pictures that we shot a week later – Stephanie was taking some fashion pictures with her and I stole a few shots.

I used the Mamiya RZ 67 handheld with the 2.8/110 lens, and an Olympus OM-2 with 1.4/50. Black and white film is Tmax 400, developed and scanned by myself. The colour images are Fuji 400H and Portra 400, beautifully processed and scanned by Carmencita Film Lab.

Stephanie captured the shoot on video – check it out!