It's been a while since I posted something on the blog. And there is reason for it. My project on ABUSE took almost all of my free time. April 1st I headed for AERO 2009 in Friedrichshafen followed by some rest giving holidays in Spain.
The 'ABUSE' project is coming to its end. I couldn't shoot 16 models as initially anticipated. The end result though, is what I was looking for. There is still some post production and printing (a picture is only a photo when it is printed) to be done, which should be finalised by the end of the month. The end result is really promising and is the result of super encounters with surprising, great people. Having the opportunity to work with different people giving their interpretation on the duality between sensuality and pain is just fantastic. Different personalities, different expressions, different interpretations. Thank you all for giving me this great time. AERO was really busy. Meeting, meeting and meetings, then eating, drinking and talking aeroplanes and avionics. For me the end result of this fair are additional aviation products and contacts for Visionaire. The day after my return from AERO my wife, kids and I headed for Empuriabrave, near Figueras for some holidays. The weather was OK on Monday and Tuesday. From Wednesday on .... well it could be better but it didn't ruin the joy of rest. My photographic high this time was in Barcelona. I'v been to this great city a few times for work and pleasure but never visited one of Gaudi's great architectural marvels 'la cassa battlo'.
My wife experimented a little with night photography with some astonishing results.
And as a bonus .... If you happened to visit Barcelona. At Mallorca 325 there is small bookshop KOWASA that has hundreds and hundreds of books only on photography. I had Michael Kenna in my favourites for a while but having the book now is even better. The way he composes his pictures and processes the B&Ws is amazing. Michael Kenna will be exposing in Brussels in October this year.