If there is one photography hotspot in Rotterdam right now, it’s the Samsung Pink Wall. It all started with blogger More Style Than Fashion who was in Los Angeles and was inspired by the Paul Smith Pink Wall. In The Netherlands it is so much harder to create appealing content (I know first hand..) because we don’t have that many inspiring shooting locations. When I was still living in Los Angeles, I was always dreaming away at all of the inspiring locations. Wishing I had my camera and a model with me to create all the content that was poping up in my mind driving past Santa Monica, Downtown Los Angeles and even in Burbank.
I struggle finding cool and new locations to shoot at in Rotterdam even though it’s a very modern city with a lot of interesting spots. When I found out about the wall, I was very excited. Fortunatly for me I had a shoot coming up with a gorgeous model from Amsterdam: Mara Strijdhaftig. We met on a job and I asked her if she wanted to shoot. Here is a part of the results.
So a little bit behind the scenes and intention of this shoot: I wanted to create a sort of plastic/barbie feeling. We decided to work with flash for this shoot and flashlight usually creates a type of lightning that I can’t always appreciate to be honest. It’s very hard and can look unprofessional very easy. For this shoot it was perfect. Using the flash made it able to pop the colours of the backdrop and Mara’s clothes. She is wearing my Asos Pink jacket and my Topshop plastic pants. We styled it off with her Nike’s and some socks to add a little playfull touch. Because the lighting was a little bit harder and the colours were very bright I asked her to take very stiff poses to exaggerate the barbie feel of the poses. I wanted her to look like a doll. I hope you guys like it!
Jacket: Asos Denim Jacket in Hot Pink
Pants: Moto Pink Vinyl (Sold Out)