A short cold break in the park in Ronse.
Aude was courageous enough to withstand the cold …
Aude in the park
© ludwig desmet
All images Canon 5D II with Sigma 50mm f1.4 DG A.
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Hi, I have been looking for a different WordPress template that gave a little more appreciation to my pictures. This new template leaves the entire width available for pictures now, I think it looks a lot better. If you miss the previously available – archive – subscribe – latest writings and other options, they are now on the bottom of each page, hidden under the + triangle. Please enjoy this natural light portrait of this beautiful lady below and let me know what you think about the new look of this blog. 🙂
– 2016 will be a good year –
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1/30s f2.8 ISO 1250 Canon 100mm Macro
I would like to thank YOU, my audience, followers, single time visitors and accidentally passing by visitors. You were great and numerous this year. I would like to thank you because you showed interest in my work, and you’ve shown your approval for feminine beauty by stopping by regularly. In short, you were over 13.000 in numbers, and you viewed this blog over 80.000 times this year. I felt like 2015 was a springboard to something even bigger in 2016. I have three confirmed group exhibits in 2016, I have a lot of plans and good contacts for new ideas, I have a lovely wife that supports my artistic occupations and I have a bunch of models ready to work with me again next year. I could only encourage you to participate wherever you feel like. Comment, ask questions and share. Next to this I would love to express my gratitude to the models I could work with. They posed for me within their own abilities and with their own fears. You did great, women of the world. I would also like to thank the owners of the different locations I get acces to, for they just opened their doors for me one more time in 2015. As I do prefer to work ‘on location’, they are invaluable to me. And last but not least I want to thank my wife Nathalie, for standing next to me, in every sense. She will probably have a greater part in my work as she will become my assistant/stylist/hairdresser more often next year.
Enjoy New Year’s Eve, and see you again in 2016. THANK YOU ALL!
2015 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 80,000 times in 2015. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 3 days for that many people to see it.
I have worked an entire day with Aude, so we did a lot of different things.
After the ‘Castle shoot’, both analog and digital, we went to see Bart’s house. A beautifully situated cottage house in the Flemish Ardennes. Thank you Bart and Anja, for having me in.
A new location is always a bit harder to work with, but gives you plenty new possibilities for images. Please enjoy these analog images, taken with an old Yashica 635 camera, on a dull grey day.
and a ‘behind the scene’s image, remember, keep the lady warm.
thank you for watching, have a nice year’s end all of you,
My first 100% analog photoshoot. Shot with my Rolleiflex 3.5 TLR camera, on Kodak T-Max 400 film.
My model had taken the initiative to look for great clothing and accessories that fitted them well. Next to first time only analog, also first time with a model in a crowded place. Ik kind of enjoyed the public interaction.
I hope you like the images, thank you for watching, thank you Corry for being my enthusiast model on this drizzling day. Thank you Nathalie for the hairdo, thank you Hanna for the make up.
please come again soon, for more images with this and other analog camera’s
Please enjoy Jane, posing in her catsuit.
rather difficult to make images of a good looking body in a catsuit not look ‘sleazy’ or ‘cheesy’ or whatever you might call it. (cheap looking soft erotic style)
I hope I managed in some way to prevent these images from looking that way. I’ll leave the judgement up to you.
Images taken with Canon 100mm f2.8 Macro IS L (1 and 2) and Sigma 50 mm f1.4 DG A (3-4-5) – ISO 100 on Canon 5D II.
Thank you for watching, thank you Jane, for being my patient model on this cold day, thank you to the owners of the house for granting me acces to this great playground.
Can you imagine yourself within about 65 years, still photographing with the digital camera you have right now? Probably not. Nowadays’s technology is not meant to last for longer than 5, maybe 10 years. Even if there is no limited life time built into your gear (which might be the case, some say), the fast paced digital evolution will make sure that within 10 years from now, your current camera will be outdated and old-fashioned.
The advantage of working with really old camera’s is that they will probably never be outdated or old-fashioned, at least not anymore than they are right now. It’s like an oldtimer car, it can’t get out of fashion, it already is, it has become vintage and will forever continue to keep it’s ‘admirers qualities’. I have been able to acquire some old film camera’s, which I am testing right now. I have to admit that the image quality in most of them is not up to current standards. Contemporary optics are way better, giving better results on a small sensor than the old stuff I am talking about. Even on the larger format negatives (6×9 cm) you do not get the image quality a modern DSLR is capable of. But the images have a different feeling to it. Compare it to vinyl vs. digital music. I’m by far not a connoisseur of vinyl, but some are convinced that vinyl has a true’er sound.
What I am certain however, when the day comes that my 5D mark II camera is not up to par with the new developments in camera technology anymore, these old filmcamera’s will deliver just as good as they do today. They are all mechanical, and if you take well care of them and have them serviced regularly, and even more important, use them regularly, they will probably last a couple of decades more.
Enjoy this wonderful portrait of my friend Peter and his daughter, taken with a Voightländer Bessa I, (1949-1957?) on Kodak T-Max 100 film. Negative size 6×9 cm. Scanned on Epson Perfection 3170 Photo.
the camera it was taken with: On a regular 120 film roll, you can make 8 exposures. This makes you want to think about pressing the shutter twice before you actually do. It has of course no auto focus, no auto light meter, no auto film transport, a very tiny viewing window that makes compositing your image a bit ‘un-precise’ at least, but it is very well built, beautifully finished and still working after 65 years.
Come back again soon, for some more images with my Rolleiflex TLR, and the first images with the new (old) Yashica 635
“I had the impression that Ludwig was not really convinced about my determination to pose nude. I think he wanted to be careful not to hurry me into things I didn’t want to.” Then I told him, “I have decided to pose nude, and I want the images to show that I am proud about it. I am proud to be the woman I am, and I am willing to show that to the outer world.” And that is what I wanted to express, the determination I found within myself to show my body and my nudity to myself, to my husband and to the world. I think no woman should be ashamed or scared about how she looks. Even if it took me a long time to convince myself to pose nude, I’m so glad I did it, and I would encourage every woman to do the same.Thank you Ludwig, thank you to my husband and to Ludwigs wife Nathalie, who helped me trough the process.Elisa