Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Moving the blog

This is the last update for this blog: you can still follow my adventures via my new blog on www.stephaniefraikin.com

Friday, December 23, 2011

Jimmy Chew

Here's my latest project, fashion meets food (for Foodprint 2012). With thanks to Angelique from Petit Gateau for the eatable shoe. (click on the picture for a larger version)

Friday, November 4, 2011

We're all artists...

Instagram, Hipstamatic, Incredibooth!

Retro, grain, bad exposure, burned corners, polaroid frames, I love it, it's fun, everybody looks great is their grainy, mysterious, artsy representation...

It's strange to think that we're sort of going back to the beginning of photography as far as look & feel is concerned though. Since it's invention, it evolved to be the best replica of what the eye could see. Photography captures everything, the smallest details, the unflattering pores & scars included.

Photoshop came next to solve all those beauty problems, and nowadays, almost every session people ask me: "You can fix this in Photoshop, right?"

Now the trend is quite obvious, all the apps out there simulate old cameras with all their defects: brilliant!

How does this reflect on fashion photography though? Are there two schools of photographers? Those who try to capture the truth (to be Photoshopped later on) and those who choose the grain, the flou, the less obvious lighting and tell a story? I usually find the first in high end fashion magazine editorials, polished, detailed, touched up... And the second in more underground, less known artistic fashion magazines where maybe the production budget was not as high.

Is one better than the other though? Will the trend given by consumers (of apps) follow in magazines as well? In Corporate communications? In recruitment?

I guess I've always put myself in the first category. Maybe it's time to try the other side?

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Shoot @Stuckens

This morning in Diest: cookies, cakes & gingerbread... oh nom
Nice place for a warm drink, delicious hot chocolate (yes, it's the season again :-)

Biscuiterie Stuckens - Zoutstraat 5 - 3290 Diest

Friday, September 9, 2011


Last shoot of the year for the VP Flyers and once again before my lens: Evelien

Model Evelien
MUA Daisy Vermandel


Tuesday, August 30, 2011


A little bit of Christmas, a dash of apocalypse and an axe... For the zombies, of course. Thank you Valerie, you're one hell of an enthousiastic model!


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Lynn & Kelly

Slightly inspired by Suckerpunch (more for the styling than for the story), I turned the non-identical twins Lynn & Kelly against each other... 

Models: Lynn and Kelly
MUA: Daisy Vermandel