Lately my regular job seems to take up way too much time of my private life. So it was time to do something completely different. Together with Take from Kapow fotografie we went to Charleroi and Liege in Belgium for some great Urbex adventures. What struck me the most was the ease at which we could enter buildings. Gaping holes in fences and walls. I really don't like seeing the thrashing of the buildings, but a gaping hole in the side of a building is more than welcome. After 2 days of intense climbing and crawling, my legs and back were killing me. But darn...... did I love it. Can't wait to go back.
Although highly illegal, it's too hard to resist. Urban Exploration. Going into an old abandoned building and take pictures of forgotten work areas. Through the objects you can almost see and smell what it was like when the place was still buzzing with activity. But it's just static and decayed when you take the picture.
This day I was at the HFB factory in Liege, Belgium. The place was huge and full of small areas that caught your imagination. Although I read online that it was going to be demolished, I couldn't find any evidence that this was the case.
For the people that want to know the history about this plant. Read this
For the first time I was in a proper lighting studio. We had 3 hours of shooting time at Studio34x on a late tuesday evening. Together with my cousin Take, who also does a lot of good photography, we shot 2 models. It pretty much went very well for the first time. It's always time consuming when working with lights. But the owner of the studio helped us out a lot. One of the models was a more seasoned model. The other was one of my best friends that just happens to have a very caricature face. Of course in the end Take and I also stood in front of each others camera. Just to get a feeling how it is to be standing in front of the lights.
Just tell me what you think of my first attempt.