Magda Indigo photography

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A SUMMER-SHOOT…
ABOUT PHOTOGENIC...
MYSTERIOUS YASMINA...
RIEN NE VA PLUS…… DOMINO
DOMINO REVEALED...
DOMINO...
CASINO...
RIEN NE VA PLUS!
CASINO ROYALE...
THE GIGGLY SISTERS…
CHAMPAGNE CHARLIES... A DAY in THE STUDIO...
MORE BADINAGE... A DAY in THE STUDIO...
BADINAGE... A DAY in THE STUDIO...
A HAT-TRICK...
MYSTERIOUS YASMINA...
I THINK IT'S GONNA RAIN TODAY????
THEY ARE THE CHEEKY BOYS...
YOU'RE NOT GETTING MY UMBRELLA... ELLA... ELLA...
INCOGNITO... WITH MY BODYGUARDS...
THE SULTRY LOOK...
THE LAST REHEARSAL, IWD...
SOIE-SAUVAGE...
YVAN, l'HOMME... l'ARTISTE
YVAN le FRIEND...
YVAN le FRENCH...
YVAN le BAVARIAN...
YVAN le SAGE...
YVAN the ASCETIC...
YVAN le TRAPPER...
YVAN le TERRIBLE...
YVAN le FORTUNETELLER...
YVAN le CHARMEUR...
YVAN la TERREUR...
YVAN le HELL'S ANGEL...
YVAN le RACONTEUR...
YVAN le ROMANTIC...
YVAN... NATURAL...
YVAN... THE OFFICIAL PORTRAIT

A SUMMER-SHOOT…

#abfav_summer_theme models can get a little bored sometimes, LOL, M, (*_*) With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ABOUT PHOTOGENIC...

#abfav_2_together_theme THE TWO MODELS. I’ve long wondered about that phenomenon, why are certain objects and certainly people so much more photogenic than others. They look good to me, but take a photograph and… well, let’s say, what I expected is just not there! So a person described as being photogenic may not necessarily look as attractive in real life and a person who appears attractive in real life may look less attractive in photograph. This phenomenon is caused by the three dimensional and two dimensional polarising effect and could explain why a person looks "better" in 2D than in 3D or vice versa. Therefore, a person described as photogenic means he or she looks better in 2D than 3D.(says wikipedia) Well, these two models have both the 2D and 3D factor then, because they look good both ways, lucky sods… hihi, hey wait has it got NOTHING to do with the photographer and her skills? AAWWW… LOL. I was after VERY high contrast ON FILM, ILFORD PAN F 50, virtually no grain and a special lighting in the studio. Have a day full of laughter, it’s good for you, and thanks for your time, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MYSTERIOUS YASMINA...

My AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ For years she was a top model at Balmain in Paris, in the 60-70's. Still a beautiful and elegant lady, easy to photograph. Quite a character, now profiles herself as a painter of nautical themes. People from Ostend and around surely must have seen her, she still stands out in the crowds! PS: the commissioned photoshoot was finished, mostly b/w anyway, but during that time, I'd watched her, had some ideas, put them to her, she liked it... so, again, this is my FREE photography, another lighting exercise too, not digital... taken on film with my Nikon F4. thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

RIEN NE VA PLUS…… DOMINO

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme This was a shoot for a glossy Casino magazine, the client wanted transparencies, I'm not fond of working with slide film so Paul was the main photographer, which means I take care of all the rest, the liaising, the models, clothes and the dresses, jewelry, hair and make-up stylist, other needs for all involved. I always have my cameras and lenses with me off course, I back up things and during breaks, I'll always have a go and enjoy myself. As I had never been in a casino, it was all new to me and challenging. The lights were set up for entertainment, leisure and pleasure. It was very important that the 'lights' on the table be visible, a lot of time spent on light-readings to have the right balance. As one of the poses was to be for the cover, we needed space for text and strap lines. Had to take that into account for the composition. "The model, just a beautiful 'accessory' = something nonessential but desirable that contributes to an effect or result." These images were taken only for my own pleasure, the model happy with them too. Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DOMINO REVEALED...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! This was a shoot for a glossy Casino magazine, the client wanted transparencies, I'm not fond of working with slide film so Paul was the main photographer, which means I take care of all the rest, the liaising, the models, clothes and the dresses, jewellery, hair and make-up stylist, other needs for all involved.I always have my cameras and lenses with me off course, I back up things and during breaks, I'll always have a go and enjoy myself. As I had never been in a casino, it was all new to me and challenging. The lights were set up for entertainment, leisure and pleasure. It was very important that the 'lights' on the table be visible, a lot of time spent on light-readings to have the right balance. As one of the poses was to be for the cover, we needed space for text and strap lines. Had to take that into account for the composition. "The model, a beautiful 'accessory' = something non-essential but desirable that contributes to an effect or result."As so many of you were getting curious about her... Here she is! These images were taken only for my own pleasure, the model happy with them too. Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DOMINO...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! I re-Upload this because it was SO BADLY HIT BY DISLIKERS! Uncalled for. Respect your haters they're the only ones who think you're better than them? Black and White. During a shoot, here in an 'posh' casino, you are (sometimes) well briefed on what your client wants, but obviously, your artistic eye just never stops, sees things, and then it is hoping that there will be the time and/or the opportunity to take your personal shots. I loved the top of the dress the model was wearing, shot it in a more 'graphic' style. Lighting has changed since then as has style... and trend in photography. Not ashamed to upload some of my 'older' work! This was a fantastic model, who did not want to sit for make-up and styling every 5 mins.Always have your camera with you!!! M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CASINO...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Slowly revealing DOMINO... This was a shoot for a glossy Casino magazine, the client wanted transparencies, I'm not fond of working with slide film so Paul was the main photographer, which means I take care of all the rest, the liaising, the models, clothes and the dresses, jewelry, hair and make-up stylist, other needs for all involved.I always have my cameras and lenses with me off course, I back up things and during breaks, I'll always have a go and enjoy myself.As I had never been in a casino, it was all new to me and challenging.Yes, I had some great fun.This photo was taken only for my own pleasure, the model happy with them too.Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

RIEN NE VA PLUS!

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! I had never been in a casino, it was all new to me, exciting and challenging. The models were were waiting for the new instructions, they were checking out the table while we were doing light-tests and light-readings, resting... I love the beautiful tools that are our hands, FOR MORE ON THIS and other anecdotes..magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2009/01/importance-of-hands-in-p... Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CASINO ROYALE...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! I had never been in a casino, it was all new to me, exciting and challenging. The models were were waiting for the new instructions, trying out new ideas, what can I say: MY RESISTANCE IS LOW? When it comes to photography, LOL... I love the beautiful tools that are our hands, FOR MORE ON THIS and other anecdotes..magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2009/01/importance-of-hands-in-p... Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE GIGGLY SISTERS…

#abfav_2_together_theme If you can have this kind of atmosphere in your studio, it means you are going to have good portraits, that you have succeeded into putting them at ease and that you have something else that is required and makes you a bit more than just ‘a’ photographer, tee hee, lol, Have a super day and thanks, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CHAMPAGNE CHARLIES... A DAY in THE STUDIO...

This had been a particularly long, complicated but VERY happy and intense shoot. Even during breaks and waiting time, these guys had been eager and helpful to do some 'free' (not unpaid, but free style...) stuff. Here are the two heroes of the day, enjoying the reward with glee and giving us some more of their acting talents, which you need to be a good model! It is the new year and I see so many 'dark' and depressive photography? So I decided to upload some UPLIFTING images, just what we need? View On proper Black So at the end of the day, we cracked open a bottle of Champagne to toast the success of the session and the joy of working together. We laughed our heads off, all the stress of the day draining away in a most enjoyful way! I grabbed the camera, it still had some negs left on the film (YES, I AM old school, I'm glad to say) Thanx, M, (*:*) PS: I've been told that not everybody has a dislike button? Few do apparently? I'm glad NOT to have one peops! Don't need it. For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MORE BADINAGE... A DAY in THE STUDIO...

Badinage=playful or frivolous repartee or banter... It is the new year and I see so many 'dark' and depressive photography? So I decided to upload some UPLIFTING images, just what we need? During a pro shoot there's always some time, one model will be ready the others still in make-up or dressing. If you have a good rapport with your models, often they'll be up for some fun, it also de-stresses everyone, creates a very positive vibe. You can see in the photograph that there was a lot of laughter, it's a way of unwinding (defouler) after a strict session of posing, good for all there, in the studio, it's hard work, c'est dure la vie de modèle !!! I often wonder why so many want to be in that profession? Extroverts? Mind you, we've been fortunate, not often did we have models who were a pain! LOL. Have a FUN day, thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BADINAGE... A DAY in THE STUDIO...

During a pro shoot there's always some time, one model will be ready the others still in make-up or dressing. If you have a good rapport with your models, often they'll be up for some fun, it also de-stresses everyone, creates a very positive vibe. Here the big soft-boxes were still on! You can see in the photograph that there was a lot of laughter, it's a way of unwinding (defouler) after a strict session of posing, good for all there, in the studio, it's hard work, c'est dure la vie de modèle !!! I often wonder why so many want to be in that profession? Extroverts? Mind you, we've been fortunate, not often did we have models who were a pain! LOL. Have a FUN day, thanx, M, (*_*) PS: I've been told that not everybody has a dislike button? Few do apparently? I'm glad NOT to have one peops! Don't need it. For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A HAT-TRICK...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Why called HAT-tricks? Because it was very tricky holding the hats, they are not very rigid, so they were going in every direction except the one I wanted, aaacchh, it was just a bit of fun, and like I've said, sometimes I crave bold colours, thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MYSTERIOUS YASMINA...

All woman... the mystery and the essence. For years she was a top model at Balmain in Paris, in the 60-70's. Still a beautiful and elegant lady, easy to photograph, used to the lights and lens.Hats are her signature! I could not portray her any other way, lol. PS: the commissioned photoshoot was finished, mostly b/w anyway, but during that time, I'd watched her, had some ideas, put them to her, she liked it... so, again, this is my FREE photography, another lighting exercise too, not digital... taken on film with my Nikon F4. thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

I THINK IT'S GONNA RAIN TODAY????

www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4c54PAzXrM written and performed by Randy Newman After a photo shoot in the studio, we just thought we'd have some creative and "free" stuff, just to unwind from all the tension. Finish the film rather than thrashing it............. The models were game and later happy with the shots they were given , M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!) VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THEY ARE THE CHEEKY BOYS...

After a photo shoot in the studio, we just thought we'd have some creative and "free" stuff, just to unwind from all the tension. We always have a lot of props in the studio, here the big rainbow umbrella, happy colours! The models were game and later happy with the shots they were given. Something like this, 'fashion' photography is a different shoot altogether, it is ALWAYS important to have a good rapport with you subjects during a session, treat them with calm and respect. Sometimes it is just fun to let models do 'their' thing... Photography is a powerful medium. Too often underestimated, yet it is the perfect recording of our history, the forever changing lifestyles, the all important memories... Cameras are only the tools of the trade, note I write 'cameras', no distinction, it is my firm conviction that it is the person using the tools that is responsible for the result. thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) Please do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

YOU'RE NOT GETTING MY UMBRELLA... ELLA... ELLA...

This was always one of our favourite models, great sense of humour, always good for a laugh and up for some fun, during or after the shoot. yet very professional. In our studio, we ALWAYS have lots of props, gathered over the years... this rainbow-coloured huge umbrella has been enjoyed by children and adults... you know I LOVE colours! Another 'film' photo, like I said, I'm old school! Of course I do the main amount on digi... It is the new year and I see so many 'dark' and depressive photography? So I decided to upload some UPLIFTING images, just what we need? Thankk you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

INCOGNITO... WITH MY BODYGUARDS...

SOME SUNDAY FUN! NO PAPS PLEASE!!! The fun after the shoot with the pro models, they got into the creative mood. We came up with all kinds of zany ideas, one way of unwinding... They were standing on either side of me, I felt like a star with bodyguards, told them so jokingly. They loved the concept and played the role for the camera. THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE SULTRY LOOK...

Studiowork. This is one of the few images that you'll ever see of my pro work, but I just like this one so much. I asked him for a sultry look... which, of course, the pro that he is, was able to deliver... I knew the client would not buy this one, because it did not show enough of the clothes, but, hey, after hours of shooting, a photographer needs some fun and a self-indulgent reward, NO? HIHI, M (*:*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE LAST REHEARSAL, IWD...

International Women Day, 8 March.
Granada.
We arrive at the Flamenco School on time after quite a treck through narrow steep winding streets, it says on the beautiful old door: Escuela Carmen de las Cuevas. It is too dark to photograph, we must hurry. We are led into a cellar-like row of vaulted small rooms, introduced to dancers, guitarists, singers... onto the small studio where the advanced dancers are already warming up. As in every dance studio, the performers are NOT wearing the 'stage' finery! But comfortable warm'cool clothing, also always lots of water bottles, it is very dehydrating exercise! One wall of a dance studio is always mirror.
Paul and I look at each othe and grin... interesting... the size of the room, the lights,the eflections... how are we going to keep OUT of the picture?
The teacher comes in, he shows the ladies some steps, they follow, the floor starts to shake and 'thunder', it goes right through you! What an experience! The rhythm is wonderful, I see the important attention also on the hand-movements. The counting goes on, the clapping, the feet so fast.
A guitar player comes in after a short break... a deep swollow of water and they're off again...

It is a Bulería, which originated in Jerez during the 19th century, originally as a fast, upbeat ending to soleares or alegrias. It is among the most popular and dramatic of the flamenco forms and often ends any flamenco gathering. The name bulerías comes from the Spanish word burlar, meaning "to mock" or bullería, "racket, shouting, din". It is the style which permits the greatest freedom for improvisation, the metre playing a crucial role in this. Speed and agility are required and total control of rhythm as well as strength in the feet which are used in intricate tapping with toe, heel and the ball of the foot.
Paul and I are transfixed... then it is over... Silence, the smell of persiration, the sounds reverberating, atremble still, our adrenaline still pumping... one young lady stays behind, slides down, takes off her dancing shoes, massages her feet, takes care of the blisters...
A wan smile, we say good-bye and thank you, dissapear into the night, silent and still very affected by the whole thing. Another unique experience!

FLAMENCO PASSION
Why not sit back, click through, put up the volume hear, see and feel this unique experience that we recorded and offer for your pleasure?

Thanks, hope you like? M, (*_*)

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SOIE-SAUVAGE...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Another of the studio session with the materials I've collected over the years. Not only is the feel and the visual quality important, but I also like the smell of materials... This is a gorgeous piece of raw silk (soie sauvage) that I tried in a different fashion, to see in the folds how the light reflects and makes the silk shimmers and the orange glows in a myriad of tones. It's an ongoing process that you are witnessing, the creative 'struggles' of a photographer... Have a colourful day and thanx for your visit and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

YVAN, l'HOMME... l'ARTISTE

THE BEGINNING OF A PORTRAIT JOURNEY Yvan and I have been friends since the sixties. Yvan is an Artist, started painting in oils, was successful, then, moved on to copper etchings, still not satisfied, he finally came to glass, went and studied all over Europe with the best. Now he is content, he loves what he creates. We met Yvan regularly and each time he was wearing some other headgear. I remarked he must have quite a collection and that we should have a photo session. Always game, he agreed, a date was set and he arrived with a whole suitcase and a bag full of hats and props. He completely got into the different characters, depending on each hat. Amazing! It was the most hilarious shoot I ever did. I'm still surprised no shots suffered from camera shake, we were laughing so much. He is a very lovely man, with a great sense of humour, which I'm going to let you discover with this next series. "Ex- and impressions." More to come, in the mean time, have fun! M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

YVAN le FRIEND...

A PORTRAIT JOURNEY. No matter how long we've not seen each other, since we both moved around quite a bit, we always pick up the 'thread' where we left it... it is like we've never been apart... Friendship is important in life, in my experience, true friends always leave you with the sense that your batteries have been recharged... if you feel 'drained' after they've gone, have a rethink!!! LOL. Always ALL about light! From the series: Ex-and impressions. To understand the series read the text on the first. Taken on my Nikon F4, negs scanned and retouched lovingly! Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

YVAN le FRENCH...

A PORTRAIT JOURNEY He spent a lot of time in France over the years. As a young artist, he transformed a van into a camper van, drove all through Europe and North-Africa. When he saw something inspiring, he’d climb on top of his van and paint until it was finished or dark. In the South of France he encountered a French lady of the aristocracy, she taught him a lot about pigments, making your own paints, painting with your hands and palette knives. He would tell me about the gorgeous smells of linseed oil, resin, right down to Indian cow’s urine. A joy to have in the studio. More to come! Hope you are enjoying this still? From the series: Ex- and impressions.Taken on my Nikon F4, negs scanned and retouched lovingly! To understand this please read the text on the first portrait? THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

YVAN le BAVARIAN...

A PORTRAIT JOURNEY In this portrait, Yvan went all German for me. He spent time all over the world in his quest for perfect glass-making.Switzerland and Germany were amongst the countries that he visited. He is such an interesting man, full of stories. You'll get to know him better... Here he mainly talked about the fatty food there and the beer.Ja ja , Meine liebe Damen und Herren, more to come, great fun we had. From series: Ex-and impressions. From the series: Ex- and impressions. Taken on my Nikon F4, negs scanned and retouched lovingly! To understand this please read the text on the first portrait? All the best and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

YVAN le SAGE...

A PORTRAIT JOURNEY The studio was set up; I knew what I wanted from that session, Yvan and his partner arrived, he put on a hat, and tried different personages, once we'd decided, I put him in place, let him do his thing, made the composition and took the images that I wanted. Some, like this one was just a one off. Yvan is a very profound man, with a few beautiful philosophies. His father had died, suddenly, on a Sunday morning, sitting in his favourite chair, his fishing gear ready to go out on his weekly outing. That's how Yvan found him. He was very serene about it, we talked and he said to me: ...my father and I had always spoken all the words that were needed, nothing was left unsaid, all was well... Wise words of a sage that I carry with me always. Think about it! Do and say what you want to do for the people you care for and say what you want them to know! It could be the only solace you have.... From the series: Ex- and impressions. To understand this please read the text on the first portrait? Taken on my Nikon F4, negs scanned and retouched lovingly! THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

YVAN the ASCETIC...

A PORTRAIT JOURNEY WITH THEIR STORIES. I can tell you why we have been friends for so long, I respect Ivan, we are both idealists. He did well in his artistic career, got very good reviews and successful exhibitions, when he was invited by Unicef in Paris, along with other young painters. They wanted to make special Christmas postage stamps, and thus raise money for their charity. So, he had to present them with some of his work. He was very excited and set of for Paris, in his camper van, these were still his travelling days. He arrived and parked in between all the BMWs, Mercs, big cars, took his portfolio and walked towards the entrance of the imposing building. Once in, he looked around and saw all the marble and expensive finery, turned around and strolled out. They don't need me here!; he said... He never looked back, it was not fame he was after, just to live of his Art and enjoy what he was doing, and he did, on both counts. True story. From the series: Ex- and impressions. To understand this please read the text on the first portrait? Taken on my Nikon F4, negs scanned and retouched lovingly! THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

YVAN le TRAPPER...

A PORTRAIT JOURNEY and THEIR STORIES! Here, he gave a whole impression of a Russian trapper, looking for his pray or was it his way? He had us rolling with laughter, he is just so witty, the accent spot on, some Flemish words 'Russianised'... The lighting again was an interesting challenge, because of the hand, ah well I'm sure you'll let me know if I've pulled it off! From the series: Ex-and impressions. To understand this please read the text on the first portrait? Taken on my Nikon F4, negs scanned and retouched lovingly! Hope you are enjoying this? Many more to come. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

YVAN le TERRIBLE...

A PORTRAIT JOURNEY and THEIR STORIES! It was getting late, almost the end of the shoot and the hoot. I've always said it: 'Ç’est dure la vie de modèle', life of a model is hard! Ivan had, like most people, underestimated the strain of being at your best in front of a camera for a couple of hours. We had a short break and then a few more shots... From the series: Ex-and impressions. To understand this please read the text on the first portrait? Taken on my Nikon F4, negs scanned and retouched lovingly! Hope you are enjoying this? Many more to come. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

YVAN le FORTUNETELLER...

A PORTRAIT JOURNEY and THEIR STORIES! Don't ask me where he got this hat from, but needless to say there was a lot of laughter going on. As you see, he was very straight faced, telling me all the things that would happen in my future, none of which came true, except that I had found the love of my life, Paul and that there were other men in my life... indeed, my sons, and two fantastic male friends( see here: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/04/friendship.html one of which was him... You didn't have to be a clairvoyant, nor need a crystal ball to see that. All the different hats also meant shifting the light settings, each time a new challenge, a new exercise. There are quite a few more to come, hope you're not getting tired of this. From the series: Ex-and impressions. To understand this please read the text on the first portrait? Taken on my Nikon F4, negs scanned and retouched lovingly! Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

YVAN le CHARMEUR...

A PORTRAIT JOURNEY and THEIR STORIES! I feel this one speaks for itself; all you ladies will have had the men ogling them, trying to attract your attention, looking you up and down in a very appreciating manner, usually with a shy mate next to him. Often he'll say hello first, you'll look and think do I know this guy? That's all he really wants I suppose. LOL I've always thought that if you were to approach him, he'd just crumble, hehe. The real Yvan is not at all like that, well he is charming in a very gentlemanly way... and no, I am not a 'feminist'! From the series: Ex-and impressions. To understand this please read the text on the first portrait? Taken on my Nikon F4, negs scanned and retouched lovingly! Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

YVAN la TERREUR...

A PORTRAIT JOURNEY and THEIR STORIES! Proof that EVERYBODY can look 'mean' and 'scary'... even the kindest of people! He had really taken a shine to my sunglasses, now because they are 'mirror' and very dark, you cannot see the eyes and that instills fear in people because our eyes say so much, we read a lot into them! Friendship is important in life, in my experience, true friends always leave you with the sense that your batteries have been recharged... if you feel 'drained' after they've gone, have a rethink!!! LOL. From the series: Ex-and impressions. Hope you are enjoying this still? To understand this please read the text on the first portrait? Taken on my Nikon F4, negs scanned and retouched lovingly! Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

YVAN le HELL'S ANGEL...

A PORTRAIT JOURNEY and THEIR STORIES! A couple of years ago, he decided to fulfil a dream and buy himself a bike. So, often he'd suddenly arrive on our doorstep, always a very welcome guest. He's on his second one now and gets so much pleasure out of it. Meandering through the small picturesque roads of Flanders, he enjoys a nice pace in everything... The tough biker with the soft centre? From the series: Ex-and impressions. Hope you are enjoying this still? To understand this please read the text on the first portrait? Taken on my Nikon F4, negs scanned and retouched lovingly! Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

YVAN le RACONTEUR...

A PORTRAIT JOURNEY and THEIR STORIES! In the eighties, Yvan had a second fantastic gallery, set in beautiful countryside, along a canal in Flanders. There, you met the locals and farmers, sitting next to the nobility and local aristocracy, often in deep discussions A French camera crew was making a film with the great Jacques Brel, in the area; they sent a delegation to ask Yvan if there was the possibility of some food. Never one to say no to a challenge, he agreed, called his wonderful mum. The village baker provided him with huge loaves of fresh brown bread; from a farmer he bought an enormous cured ham on the bone. He was struggling in the kitchen, when a man popped in and asked him if he could assist? Reluctantly Yvan passed him the knives. The guy started to cut very thin slices, meticulously and neatly from around the bone. Yvan, in surprise, watched the precise, meticulous and perfectly executed gestures. He said jokingly; looks like you've done this before. Without stopping or looking up, the man replied: " Indeed, I'm a surgeon in a Parisian hospital, had my holidays, they needed a doctor, I liked the idea of experiencing how a film is made!" True story. From the series: Ex-and impressions. To understand this please read the text on the first portrait? Taken on my Nikon F4, negs scanned and retouched lovingly! Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

YVAN le ROMANTIC...

A PORTRAIT JOURNEY and THEIR STORIES! This is my long time friend, Yvan and his lovely partner. I finally was able to convince her to join him in front of the camera, that pleased him, he grabbed her hand, held it over his heart and said something naughty and private... He is an extremely romantic man, the ladies like him and he's always charming to the ladies, but this is his true love, they are a wonderful couple. A man with many hats, loads of happy and sad stories, a wealth of interesting philosophies, tons of talents, a fantastic sense of humour, an enormous joie de vivre, superb art de vivre, great integrity and above all a very big heart in the right place. I salute him. From the series: Ex-and impressions. Another fantastic exercise in lighting portraits correctly! To understand this please read the text on the first portrait? Taken on my Nikon F4, negs scanned and retouched lovingly! May you have friendship like I do, Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

YVAN... NATURAL...

A PORTRAIT JOURNEY and THEIR STORIES! This is the REAL Yvan like I know him best. The last image I took that day, the last in this series... I suspect that she whispered something naughty back to him, for his ears only... It cracked him up! AAhh, still so in love after all these years. So this is the end of this journey: an afternoon in the life of a photographer and a willing model? Each time adapting the light, it shows the many facets of a colourful human being. I did not want to 'pose' him, let him be 'natural', well, playing the personage that he became with each different hat. That's why the light was not always in the correct place, but, I captured the moment, the all important emotion, perfect technicality is not the beginning and end all. Some of the most iconic images are not perfect! So be fluid? Anthropologically this has been a great exercise too, we learn more on this site than just about photography? Thanx to all those who commented and enjoyed this series as much as I enjoyed the session, what was so wonderful that most seemed to have 'A favourite'! From the series: Ex-and impressions. Taken on my Nikon F4, negs scanned and retouched lovingly! magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2008/11/one-afternoon-in-life-of... have a day filled with love and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

YVAN... THE OFFICIAL PORTRAIT

A PORTRAIT JOURNEY and THEIR STORIES! Yvan and his lovely partner. There is a time to be serious too! I would not have been happy if I had not taken a 'proper' portrait of these two beautiful people. I know how shy she is, was adamant about not being photographed, but aaaahhh well... with my usual 'charm' (tee hee)... I finally was able to convince her to join him in front of the camera, that pleased him. He is an extremely romantic man, the ladies like him and he's always charming to the ladies, but here he is with his true love, they are a wonderful couple. From the series: Ex-and impressions. The penultimate photo in this series. Taken on my Nikon F4, negs scanned and retouched lovingly! magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2008/11/one-afternoon-in-life-of... have a day filled with love and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved