I photographed one of my best friends, Marissa de Zeeuw, this weekend for another portfolio item in collaboration with Von Lotzbeck jewellery. The editorial is called ‘Got my Own World’. Marissa has been my friend for.. what year are we in again? Ah well for at least twelve years. Quite a lot of people were skeptic when I quit my Master study to start an online company three years ago. Many of my surroundings started believing the entrepreneurship only recently, accompanied with success, which I find more than logical. But Marissa has been trusting the things I’ve been doing from the start. Her support has been incredible. While I’m always in the need to improve quality of Tao of Sophia, she always makes sure I take a moment to acknowledge what level I reached already. Support like her’s is not common, and so valuable to me.
Marissa can’t stop speaking about me being photogenic. I always need to laugh at her when she says that. Not out of disbelieve, but because I knew she’s way more photogenic than me. I mean.. look at her voluminous lips, killer legs and casually sexy look. I might have told her how to put her hands and legs for these photographs (and to throw some water out of the bottle haha), but she knew how to turn my requests in natural poses, which isn’t the easiest thing to do. I hope I’ve succeeded showing her to be photogenic. We were a great team this weekend and who knows this is a start of more cool collaborations, while discovering my love to be behind the camera.
Marissa is wearing a Lavish Alice blazer, H&M pantalon, CK tee and Zara sneakers