My partner Eveline is a real Paparazzi when it comes to documenting my work in the small studio at Nieuwmarkt 221. This raw clip is about two of my favorite models: Tess and Lena.
In general it is a good setup if you have two people coming over to be photographed in the same time slot. It is a lot better than the situation where a model takes somebody with him or her, because he or she is feeling uncertain about being photographed. The uncertainty I can handle, that is part of the job. If I could not deal with models feeling insecure or even nervous I would be a lousy photographer of people.
As a rule the person being brought to the studio as a chaperone of some sort is my biggest problem. I take my time photographing people, so a photo shoot can take up to four hours depending of how many ideas there are and how much time it takes to create just the right mood. All this time the chaperone has to just sit there with nothing do, getting bored or worse getting jealous which puts a lot of stress on the person posing.
So two people coming over who both love to be photographed is a very good situation to create photography. That is if you don’t get assistance in directing one model by the other. Still this was one of the happiest shoots of 2017.