between day and night

Sunset over a lake in winter.
“Dusk is just an illusion because the sun is either above the horizon or below it. And that means that day and night are linked in a way that few things are there cannot be one without the other yet they cannot exist at the same time. How would it feel I remember wondering to be always together yet forever apart?”
― Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook / 1996

Visual aspects of artist’s promotion

Elsbeth Gerritsen, mezzo-soprano, Amsterdam, 2016.
Elsbeth Gerritsen, mezzo-soprano, Amsterdam, 2016

Presentation is everything. Since we are a social-visual society, you can change your image by your pictures. Having the “X factor” is to possess an undefinable quality or radiance from within; something about a person that you cannot put your finger on, maybe best described as “presence”. The ability to recognize and capture this mysterious quality in someone has been one of my skills, which has been proven to many of my clients over the years. Many years of dedication, and application of talent, continuously have fine tuned this intuitive skill depending on the subject’s ability to be free of self consciousness in front of the camera. The relationship between the subject and the photographer is one of implicit trust and collaboration. The lady in above picture, mezzo-soprano Elsbeth Gerritsen brings to her photo shoot the same preparation and professionalism that she has put into her singing career over the years. 


…found in Milan…

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Girl with a cashmere hood. Photo: Robert Diel, printing: Giancarlo at Joe’s Basement on Agfa RR, London, 1987

“Esattamente 30 anni sono passati dalla realizzazione di questa stampa! Ingredienti: Garza in esposizione, palettine e mani per mascherature, sgarzino e penello per i ritocchi. Tutto quà.” – Platino Palladio Vaiarelli, Milan.

So pleased that this sample of my work surfaced this week in Milan, and was returned to me. When I worked, my work went to clients, models, and agencies, and after I finished work, in this pre digital era, I was not much of an archivist. So, it is wonderful when some of the people, who received my work, now return some of it to me. Humble thanks for that!

SW actor Alan Flyng

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Alan Flyng, London, 1978

Alan Flyng has been working behind and in front of the cameras since the 1970s. While he has mostly stayed behind the cameras working in wardrobe, the Star Wars fans will always know him as Imperial Bridge Officer aboard the Executor in “Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi” (1983), delivering the line ‘Sir, we’ve lost our bridge deflector shields.’ Flyng has also appeared in “Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back” (1980) as a Stormtrooper in the Carbon Freezing Chamber in Cloud City, and he can often be found on Star Wars conventions. Alan Flyng also is known for his work on “Ronin” (1998), “Horatio Hornblower 3” (2003), “Richard III” (1995) and “Garfield 2” (2006). Alan Flyng – IMDb Actor & Costume designer 50+ films & TV shows and series.