Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to make my first real music video. I’d first met Australian singer Kristen Cornwell and her husband, bass player Christophe Devisscher, when I made a video for the Let The Music Speak project.
A joint love for good coffee and music made us meet up from time to time and at the start of the year, they contacted me to work out a concept for their redition of Buffalo Springfield’s For What It’s Worth, a track on an, at that point, upcoming release of classic blues and protest songs with a jazz twist.
It’d been a while since I last got out one of my 6×6 “big guns”. The problem with collecting cameras is that you end up with a shelf full of half-finished rolls of film.
I’m almost embarassed to admit that I still had to finish the first roll I’d put in the Mamiya C3 that I’d bought off of eBay almost 2 years ago.
This picture was shot close to the center of Opbrakel in what’s called the Flemish Ardennes, a region most known for being the backdrop to Flanders’ most famous cycling tour. I took a 10 km walk that guides you through meadows, fields and forests which was perfect for a beautiful sunday morning in september.
Another shot from this summer’s motorcycle trip through France and the North of Spain. I took this shot on a ride over some of the legendary cols from the Tour De France.
During all of my rides, I kept my cameras in a magnetic bag on my gas tank so that, whenever I encountered something worth shooting along the way, I’d have my Widelux and X-Pro2 at the ready.
Despite the Indian Summer, fall is definitely here. Here’s a quick throwback to this past summer to fight the upcoming blues.
I shot this field of sunflowers not far from Carcassonne in the South of France. The day’s goal was the French side of the Pyrenees and, using the Scenic app, I’d plotted a curvy route off the beaten track.
I’ve been keeping an eye on the Lab-Box project for almost a year now. What started as a Kickstarter is now available in pre-order until october 31st (with shipping estimated for february).
Lab-Box is a solution for those who want to get into developing their own black and white 35mm and 120mm film. It’s an all-in-one solution that eliminates the need for a darkroom or -bag for loading and developing film. You just put your film in the appropriate attachment according to size, attach the cartridge to the main unit and crank the film into the main chamber, kind of like you would when loading the camera.
A lot of things happened in the past 6 months. Moving to Walem was one of them. The green belt around the old military fort was a lifesaver when I needed some fresh air, peace and quiet and time to think. At one point, walking up and down the path became a daily routine.
I snapped this shot with one of my favourite cameras, the Widelux F6B Panoramic camera that I got myself for my 30th birthday. I love how it’s intricate (and delicate) mechanics created the possibility to make cinematic widescreen pictures on 35mm.