April 11, 2012

I paint in the collaboration ‘Big Bug Collection’: we paint t-shirts at parties and make and sell silkscreen printed shirts. A few weeks back we made some pictures of our shirts. I thought it would be fun to share with you.

Getting my picture taken is not one of my favorite activities. I am by no means a natural model. I usually end up looking really awkward. Actually I just am a bit awkward I guess. I either look angry, or just like a total retard. Not much in between. Unless having my eyes closed is considered ‘in between’. So the photo shoot was a good way to get out of my comfort zone, and in the end I did like how the pictures turned out (at least the ones I am showing haha).

(All pictures by Bram Berkien)

If you are curious, you can see these and more designs in our recently updated Etsy shop. All the designs are hand made by us (I made the first and last shirt).

Do you like being in pictures or don’t you? Why?


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    Rolled Up Pretty

    April 11, 2012 at 21:37

    I love the pictures and you are adorable! I don’t know what you are talking about being awkward! I LOVE the shirts too, that would be SO fun to design T-Shirts!

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      Magical Day Dream

      April 14, 2012 at 11:48

      Well, that might have something to do that I left out the really awkard ones for this post ;) Thanks though!

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    Rochelle New

    April 12, 2012 at 00:57

    Those are awesome!! p.s. you’re so cute.

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    April 12, 2012 at 03:27

    These are so cute.

    I used to hate photos of myself, but practice helps.

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      Magical Day Dream

      April 14, 2012 at 11:49

      Yeah I guess. In that sense it is good practice to do these shoots :)

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    April 12, 2012 at 10:08

    These are great!
    And you are really so cute.

    p.s. – Me in photos? To this question I would answer the same as ‘sparklesness’ did.

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      Magical Day Dream

      April 14, 2012 at 11:50

      haha yeah you too are probably right, I wish there was a quick fix though ;)

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    Mary Hone

    April 12, 2012 at 13:47

    I can never seem to take good pictures either. Always look like a dork who is lost or something. I’m going to check out the cute shirts though.

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    April 12, 2012 at 15:05

    I think the pictures are lovely!
    I normally end up pulling silly faces on purpose in photos because when I try and smile instead I just look a bit crazy haha.

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    April 13, 2012 at 08:07

    i love the first picture! but my favorite is the last one. looks so much fun. and i agree with you on feeling awkward when posing for a photograph. :)

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      Magical Day Dream

      April 14, 2012 at 11:53

      Yes between the feeling awkward at times I did have loads of fun. And then the funny thing is that that automatically shows in pictures. I should be less self-concious.. then everything works out for the best

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    April 14, 2012 at 04:41

    I love the pictures too you are BEAUTIFUL MARIELLE!!!! You have a great smile and you are actually a natural, great t’s too:)

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    April 16, 2012 at 07:00

    yeah :) great idea to do your own t-shirt ! :)

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    Hena Tayeb

    April 16, 2012 at 18:09

    Love it.. the shirts the pictures.. the whole idea.. nicely done!

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    April 18, 2012 at 14:49

    I always pull deliberately silly faces in photos – I guess they make me uncomfortable, too, so I play up :)

    I really like your photo shoot, and the t-shirts! I’m going to have a look at the Etsy shop!


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