Erik + Nia Love in Analog
Shot by Edward
When we first met, one thing is clear. They both love my work, they agree to what I believe in, they trust me, they expect something different, and they gave me complete freedom.
Difficult things start to show up when people tell you that you can do whatever you want: You must not dissapoint that valuable trust.
Freedom for me puts me in a hard position, because it’s time to really show the client what am I made of, what am I capable of.
After a very long talk over dinner and laughter, I proposed something that I’ve always wanted to do in a long time: A simple clean book, filled with pages with one polaroid each, displaying images of the couple in love. It’s so simple it’s almost like their little brother are the one taking pictures.
They loved it.
We just took a day of photo session in Nia’s house and the surroundings. Lots and lots of pictures. Almost effortless, no dramatic frames, just your ol’ polaroid taking shots of they being comfortable with each other.
My personal favorite: The Indomie scene. They love just hanging out with a movie and two bowls of Indomie in his/her home. That’s just what they are, so we plan that shot. But what makes me love it so much is how the scene is effortless. Front flash, a packet of Indomie, and of course, a lot of touching each other :) The simplicity got me.
And so is frame after frame. Love, love, the simplicity of the frames.
Simple does not always mean less effort. Sometimes it took a lot more effort and craft to keep it simple.
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You are one of the few that trust, Erik and Nia.
Thank you for believing.