I'm doing very well, thank you!
So far, 2021 has been good to me work-wise, which I'm very grateful for. However, I feel like we've had better years when I see what is going on in the world right now.
Last year, I had time to reflect on my work and for the first time, I felt proud of what I had made. This gave me confidence and room for the creative freedom that I think you can see in my work from the last months.
My inspiration mostly comes from archival material. I like to look at fashion, art and photography from the 60s up to the 00s. I exert elements from those times and give my twist to them. Besides that, I have always been obsessed with 00s pop culture.
I began as a stylist and after a while, I started to shoot my own work. I think this made me have a strong vision for the total image I want to create. My love for fashion and styling remains a big part of my work. You can see this throughout the years, even when there's not much clothing involved.
Almost every project is challenging for me. I'm a big perfectionist and can be very hard on myself. So I had (and still have) to learn not to let it get in the way of my creativity.
To trust my instinct.
I would definitely choose photography. Although styling is an essential part of my work, I can convey my ideas better with photography than with styling.
There are a lot of people I admire! Nick Knight, Jean Paul Goude and Steven Klein to name a few. And John Galliano in his Dior days. Iconic.
I had to shoot an entire campaign in the first lockdown where it was just me and the model on set. No production, no make-up, no stylist. We had to do everything by ourselves, which at the time, felt really weird!
Me and my sister, performing the Spice Girls in front of our parents over and over again.
GmbH & Eytys
I accidentally sent the wrong WeTransfer link, with holiday pictures of me and my friends from 2010 to a client.
Bimini Bon Boulash
Being able to look at my own work and say 'I did that'.