Noize Suppressor through my camera
I am very excited to share the result from the photoshoot with one of my favourite Hardcore DJ’s Noize Suppressor.
My interest to photography and Hardcore appeared almost at the same time. Both of them emerged when I moved to Holland 4 years ago.
As you can imagine, in the military village close to Syberia nobody ever heard about Hardcore. As well as while living in Russia I could never imagine to connect my life with art. But that is a different story 🙂
So, while I was perfecting and polishing my photography skills, the desire to have a photo shoot with Noize Suppressor kept increasing. For me as a photographer it was impossible not to dream to photograph the people I admire and who’s music often plays in my speakers.
In August this year I had a chance to meet this great DJ during the party and was brave enough to give him my business card and invite to the photoshoot.
Just a few weeks later we made it happen. That day I had a full day wedding photoshoot in Rotterdam. As soon as I was done there I hurried up back to Amsterdam. Where my dream shoot with Noize Suppressor was about to happen:)
On the way back, while sitting in the train, I started to feel excited. I guess many people feel the same when there wishes come true.
And this feeling comes back when I look at this photos. It’s a really wonderful sensation when you make happen something that you really wanted.
More of my men portfolio.
Black and white photoshoot
In this blog post I would like to share with you the result from my recent black and white photoshoot.
I absolutely love black and white photography! I think that black and white gives a very sensitive touch to the pictures and makes them more deeper than their colourful version.
This time I had black and white photo shoot with a talented artist Lola Palmer from Ukraine who is currently based in Amsterdam. Lola is a DJ, musician and a producer. Her music can be found at soundcloud.com/lolapalmer .
In the day of our photo shoot Amsterdam welcomed us with it’s usual grey sky and raining cats and dogs. We were thinking to cancel our shoot, but because of our busy schedules the next available day for the shoot would be in one month. Which was too late for the release of new album of Lola for which she wanted to use the photos. So we went ahead despite the full beauty of the Dutch climate 🙂
We were sitting and sipping our coffees for a few hours at one of my favourite places in Amsterdam, W hotel. Which bar, Mr Porter, has an outstanding view over the whole city centre. And during short breaks of the rain we were running to the terrace, taking a few very quick shots and running back inside as quick as possible to not harm her make up and my camera.
I think considering very bad weather conditions we had to deal with, we got not the worst results from this black and white photoshoot 🙂
Mother son photoshoot in Amsterdam
In this blog post I would like to share with you the result from my recent mother son photoshoot. With a beautiful mom Jennyfer and her adorable little boy.
The photo shoot took place in the center of Amsterdam at the canals Brouwersgracht and Keizersgracht.
It was very fun to work with them and capture incredible mother and son moments. I couldn’t stop smiling while working with those beauties and also while doing the editing of their photos.
So I hope that this photos will also bring the warmth to your hearts 🙂
More of my family photography portfolio can be seen here.
Natural light and outdoor portrait photography
In this article I would like to share with you why I am a big fan of the natural light and outdoor portrait photography. And why outdoor beats the indoor 🙂
First of all I am deeply in love with natural light. I think that artificial light, as often used in studios, shows imperfections and brings them more to the front than natural light outside, when talking about portrait photography. Of course I love to use my studio for beauty or fashion photo shoots with professional make up. But for general portrait photo’s of “normal” people, as I call people who are like you and I, and know about modeling only from watching fashion magazines, natural light works the best. It helps to bring their best sides to the front and hide all the imperfections.
Further, I love the variety of backgrounds and scenery I can use for outdoor portrait photography. Whether it’s a shoot in the city center, or in the forest, there are always a lot of options to play with and make the photos come out a lot more interesting than using only plain and boring studio backgrounds.
Thirdly, outdoor portrait photography gives me endless variations for poses of my clients. Even by just shooting the person from the front and asking him or her to turn 180 degrees, you will get already 2 different photos with completely different light and surroundings. And now imagine how many interesting and cool photos it’s possible to make in 2 hours? 🙂 (Two hours is the usual duration of my photo shoots).
And last not least, according to my experience clients feel the most comfortable outside. If people don’t have any experience in modeling, then studio lights usually scare them and it takes a lot longer to get the best photos, than when I’m shooting outdoors. When I have my shoots outside, we just have a nice walk and I get to know my clients better. When I see a nice spot, I ask them to look at me, and simply take the picture. So they don’t even realise that the job is done already 🙂 Believe me, the photos come out a lot more natural and with real emotions.
I could keep talking a lot more about why I am so deeply in love with natural light and outdoor photography, but as they say: a picture is worth a thousand words. That’s why I would like to share with you my recent portrait photo shoot with Katya who has the most beautiful eyes I have ever seen, as a brilliant example why outdoor beats the indoor photography 🙂
This photo shoot took place in my favorite Park in Amsterdam, the Amstel Park.
If you would like to see more of my female portrait photography, then click here.
In this blog post I would like to share with you a portrait photo shoot with a very beautiful and incredibly photo genic girl Yana that took place in Amsterdam.
I planned our photo shoot in my favourite Amstel Park.
We were incredibly lucky this time not only with the beauty of the nature which can be found in this park all year long. But also with picking up the right time of a year for a photo shoot, because a lot of flowers were blossoming. And of course I couldn’t resist and not to photograph Yana in my favourite style: surrounded by as many flowers as possible 🙂
It’s the second time that I have a photo shoot with Yana and I still can not stop admiring how photo genic she is. From what angle I would not photographed her, she always looked amazing!
That was one of the photo shoots, when while post proceeding the images I couldn’t delete almost any 🙂 And doing the best selection for my blog and website wasn’t very easy as well.
I hope you enjoy this shoot.
More from my female portrait photography portfolio can be seen here.
I am very excited to share this beautiful ballerina photography photo shoot with you.
A few weeks ago I had a chance to work with a professional ballet dancer Naira Agvanean who is dancing at the Dutch National Ballet and Opera.
That was my first time doing ballerina photography and I was a little bit nervous before the photo shoot. I didn’t have any specific plan in advance. I only knew that I would like to have the photo shoot somewhere in the center of Amsterdam. Because Naira is dancing and living in Amsterdam and I also think that the canals and old houses of Amsterdam are the best background for this kind of photo shoot. Plus according to my personal taste nothing can be better than the natural light in photography. So if the Dutch weather allows me, I am always trying to convince my clients to go out of the studio and have a photo shoot outdoors 🙂
So we met at the studio. Naira brought two very beautiful dresses with her. The golden one that you can see on the photos is a very old dress that she borrowed for a photo shoot. In this dress prima ballerinas are dancing for years in the ballet “Cinderella”.
During the photo shoot Naira got a lot of attention. Which is understandable, right? How often do you see a beautiful girl on the pointe shoes dancing in the center of Amsterdam? Many people were photographing and filming her. But she stayed a professional. Many years on stage teach her not to pay attention to the people around you. And she was just dancing and dancing.. And I kept taking and taking photos.. 🙂
Black and white portrait photography
Black and white portrait photography photo session that happened in Amsterdam.
I can’t wait to share with you the result from my recent black and white portrait photography shoot that took place in Amsterdam. I felt so much in love with the result of this shoot, so it was very difficult for me to make a final selection.
Portrait photography in Switzerland.
How to do portrait photography in Switzerland during the snow storm!