curly curvy femininity

Celebrating the natural beauty of women of a certain age with a series of portrait booklets starring the gorgeous ordinary fortysomething girls in my life. Kicking off is glorious redhead Hanneke, over 6 feet of female desirability and urban stylishness. She is the one who inspired me to take my portrait photography seriously - so here we go.

December 2012, my first shots with a proper camera. Hanneke is all curls and curves.

A few months later, capturing the early-spring sun falling through the windows.

A new shoot, showing off her unique blend of casual urban elegance - classy but understated, and with a rough edge.

Oozing playful and graceful femininity while watching the 2014 Winter Olympics.

On the freezing cold former NDSM shipyard, with more of Hanneke’s characteristic unpolished elegance.

Summer in the harbour of Hoorn, simply enjoying life in a top, jeans and boots.

Showing fragility in a Haarlem gazebo.

And to more recent times: into her fifties by now but still as gorgeous as ever.


Locations: an Amsterdam home, NDSM shipyard, harbour of Hoorn, Elswout estate in Haarlem, Sugar City in Halfweg #style #model #portrait #portraits #stellerportraits #amsterdam Gear: #olympus E-M1Mk2, #panasoniclumix GH3 & G3