Monday, September 29, 2008


We went on assignment for the Spanish wedding magazine Bodanova for their Spa article. The model never showed up so my assistant became also the model after the initial setups. All the shots were fired with elinchrome skyport radio triggers

A sb-800 strobe with grid was atached to a bar right opposite the model just above the water, another sb800 next to the camera for ambient light and the third strobe behind the glass wall creating a big hotspot Nikon D700 f2,8/28-70mm. 1/40 f2.8 iso 640

one strobe behind the models (hey that includes me) and the 2nd one for abient light at the other side of the glass wall, Nikon D700 f2,8/80-200mm, 1/40 f2.8 iso 640

in the far right up corner a sb800 for the wall and some ambient, 2nd sb800 with grid for the models face. Camera left a 3rd one for ambient, Nikon D700 f2,8/80-200mm, 1/60 f2.8 iso 400

A sb800 low aimed at her legs and a second one on the right for ambient, the sunlight backlit everything for separation and ilumination of the water, Nikon D700 f2,8/80-200mm 1/60 f2.8 iso400

just one sb-800 pointed up at the ceiling for ambient non-directional light
Just with my really old f1.8/50mm out of hand, 1/40 f1.8 iso 400

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Feria de Mijas - procession

The annual Fair of Mijas was held from the 7th Sept. till the 11th lots of food, drinks and party, with some great names on stage every night (lack of time to photograph this year) and of course the Holy Procession of the Virgen of the Rock (Virgin de la Pena). The local newspaper called me to register the 5 hour procession on holy Monday. So put on my walking shoes to be ready for the very slow long walk to hopefully create some nice pictures to run in the paper. The trouble is that all these procession have been done for ages and its hard to find a new angle..... D700 with F2.8/28-70mm & f2,5/105mm

Friday, September 12, 2008

family weekend pics

We went to visit my wife Judiths sister Teresa at a beach about an hour away from here. Her family in law owns a house there practically on the beach. So good fun swimming, scuba diving, BBQ and a few beers and most of all having fun with my brother in law Manolo by picturing stuff ...

All shot with my D700 and a 1.8/50mm and two sb/800 strobes

Friday, September 5, 2008

Home town bushfire

Last night in the early evening a bushfire started in de Sierra de Mijas, just behind my village in the province of Malaga. They say it has been lit. In total there were 4 fires going on. All emergency troops from the nearby villages came to help
What a shame!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Miljonair Magazine

Together with journalist Jeroen van der Weijden I did this article about Marbella for the Dutch magazine Miljonair. A lot of variety in images. It turned out well imo, but would have liked to see the pictures a lot larger....

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Young artists on horsebacks

I was invited to a charity polo tournament in Sotogrande. Good atmosphere and fantastic to see those people craftfully riding their horses in a spectacular game. I missed a really big telelens to cover it better, but hey this is what i came up with. Hope to be able to do more stuff like this!

Monday, September 1, 2008

New York Times & International Herald Tribune

Got a phonecall from Carter of the International Herald Tribune if I would like to shoot some buildingsites on the costa del sol for an article about the construction crisis in Spain. Did´nt take me long to say yes.... Nice thing was that it ran both in the International Herald Tribune and also in the New York Times.