[en] every fashion blogger is familiar
with the necessity of outfit photos. it doesn't matter how they are
been produced. you can create them for yourself with your own cam, a
tripod and self-timer, but also friends and family and professional
photographers can do the job. of course you always want to present
yourself in your best light, pose profitably, laugh likeably and
present yourself in the most attracting way. but everybody knows that
there is also the obligatory consequence which is implied in every
outfit shooting : the outtake. thereby the mentioned outtake is no
lone wolf, but a particularly social animal and likes to appear in
swarms. every shooting will produce the bunch of pictures necessary
for filling up an outfit post, because that is what it is ultimately
all about. maybe you'll also have one or two perfect shots. but the
large rest will again and again fall in the category 'outtake'.
so what is the make up of an outtake
the photograph is already taking
pictures while you're still about to find the perfect leg position,
which now appear like knock trees. you don't know that he is still
taking pictures while you're in thought and your facial expression
could clinch the title 'most dopey person of the year'. your hair is
a mess. a terrible wind is blowing and your hair has the irresistible
urge to pick your nose. in the very moment the photographer is taking
a picture you are closing your eyes and it looks like you're stoned. your posing (and the position of the photographer) makes you look
like corpulent walrus although your actual size is XS and you usually
rank among the genus fly-flyweight. the lighting conditions create
shadows and furrows on your face which make you look like you've not
been having sleep for the last 3 days and had a party the day before
… and you really should have skipped the last 0,5l of pure ethanol!
well i always love to browse through my
latest shooting results and thereby separate the wheat from the
chaff. in todays post the outtake gets the position of the wheat. deep dark circles under your eyes, questionable hand positions and
the temporary occuring double chin are so very amusing and sweeten
your day much more than the perfect shots which find their way into
the final outft posts. you're not always perfect or look super
attractive from any angle and position. but that's only human. to
admit that is healthy and is a safe indication of self-consciousness
do not have to take everything seriously and should also see the
apparently bad picture in a humoristic way. then you'll have twice
a pinch of irony really is no injury ;)
4 years of blogging and more than 3 years of modelling a broad
arsenal of outtakes has been accumulated. today i want to show you a
nice sortiment of said photos. you'll be witness of a concentrated
charge of beauty which you should pay homage to. haha!
what do you think of
outtake photos – of others as well as of your own?
[en] hi peeps! today i want to show you impressions of one of the outfit shootings a. and i have made in amsterdam last month. i have worn the grey wrap dress from paul costello which i have also worn at the shoe step of the year 2015 in hamburg. i love this dress because it is sexy and glamorous with its deep neckline but still covered up through the total length plus sleeves. the photos were shot nearby one of the many canals of amsterdam. my dear friend a. shot the photos - do not forget to visit her instagram account! afterwards i have made some photos of her own outfit. we had some spectators while shooting, among them a group of japanese tourists who didn't baulk to make some photos themselves. well, who would be miffed about that - you do not often witness two pretty fashion bloggers making an outfit shooting in the cold, cold weather of amsterdam who nearly freeze their noses and hands off XD
have you ever noticed somebody taking photos of you or thinking you were a celebrity?
[en] hi peeps! after a long time i have had another studio shooting. in a studio shooting there are more opportunities to work with light, reflectors etc., especially when the photographer is working alone. there's also the possibility to do composings. yet i like outdoor shootings more because of the wide range of background motives and locations.
i have chosen the post title because many people today do believe that they have to change in some way to fit into the social jargon and to be accepted, to appear cool or interesting. thus they change in some way. they begin to dress differently. they wear the latest adidas sneakers. they do excessive amounts of sport. they become anorexic. they get cosmetic surgeries. all of this just because they want to come closer to the general ideal of personhood. but this is a misconception. in my opinion you do not have to change. if you love and appreciate yourself the way you are, the world will acknowledge that. self-confidence is visible and has a power to move mountains. every person has something which makes him unique. unique in his humanity. in his beauty. being yourself is totally enough to be perfect. the world will adjust. authenticity is beauty.
what do you think? is it enough to be you so that you can assert yourself in the world? is self-confidence enough to be successful?
[en] hi peeps! after travelling impressions out of amsterdam with great weather and
the presentation of a beautiful spring time collection by dolce &
gabbana here's an all white spring outfit from my latest shooting in
baden-baden with le boy. we chose the hill directly opposite our
balcony. it has been one of the first spring-like days with clement
temperatures, budding flowers and a clear blue sky. you have already
seen some impressions of this day in one of my former posts.
was simply predestined for an outfit shooting. the outfit itself was
literally thrown together in the morning because we needed to quickly
run some errands. the most essential factor was the purchase of petit
fours and a piece of heavenly tasty chocolate cake, of which i have
had a ravenous appetite for the previous days. we indulged in the
cake after the shooting, alongside with kusmi tea which my dear
friend a. gifted me with and with whom i also travelled to amsterdam.
i chose the
post title because i simply do not understand the vehemently defended
antipathy towards mondays. okay, maybe it is the general
dissatisfaction of most fellow citizens with the life path they have
chosen. but i'm looking forward to most mondays, maybe also because i
love my work and i love to do it. mondays are fresh starts into new
weeks with many different and interesting challenges which i am
looking forward to. an all white outfit matches this attitude.
you? do you like mondays or do you rank among the general group of