Laura Abigail'sblog of manythings!

Loading Summer – 99%

75% would have been enough to be honest. Who decided 31°C (87.8 °F) was a great idea? Someone somewhere is laughing because 31°C seems pathetic – 31 feels bloody hot over here, seriously! D’you know that bubble wrap we all used to love as a kid? That’s what my back looks like after having been to a place called ‘outside’. In case anyone was still wondering, yes, this is the reason I’m always so white. I don’t do brown, it’s either white or red. I prefer white. And computers.

Hello, by the way!

Where I have been? Hah! … Er… Right here. Most of the time. I turned 22, which was the perfect opportunity for some of my family members to come over and hug me (eww). They also love putting food in me, asking me how it feels to be older,… you get the idea. They even stopped by a day early this year. (probably because I try to escape them every single year on my birthday. Guilty.) The things you have to go trough just because some people love you, man! I don’t think I can do 22 though, so I’ve decided to stay 21 for another year. Did someone say quarter-life crisis?

As you can see I now have a brand new website. The old one was becoming a bit old-fashioned. It’s not completely finished yet though. Also, I didn’t feel the need to update my blog because I was still busy retouching some of my personal work and I didn’t really have anything to share. I can’t wait to have a brand new portfolio online, I want all of my old work gone, but it’s going to take time. (mostly because I don’t have a lot of spare time these days – well, months – ever, which is a good thing I suppose)

I once said I was going to post something new every month. I obviously failed horribly, so I won’t do that again. I have a finished editorial ready on my computer. Let’s get that thing published (and hopefully up on the blog soon), shall we!

See you all soon(ish)! … You know.


My wonderful team:
Photographer & Retoucher : Laura Abigail (obviously)
Model: Lola Haro @ Dominique Models
MUA: Michelle Hubird
Hair: Linda Celesta
Styling: Tinneke Geenen

As always I will hunt you down and eat your body parts if you use my pictures without my permission, so be a nice person and ask. There happens to be a huge contact form on this website.

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Whoa! It’s a blog update!

Here I am again! I’m so hopeless when it comes to updating my blog. SORRY! :)

I guess I just didn’t have any interesting work to show you. I’ve spent quite a lot of time retouching for clients and doing test shoots. After weeks of working on serious jobs I decided to take the weekend off to work on my personal projects. On Saturday we shot an editorial(ish) thingy. Not going to give away too much as I’m still retouching it. Looks great though! I’ll tell you all about it as soon as it’s finished.

I Will leave you with this picture I shot yesterday. (What?)

**Please don’t edit/use my pictures without my permission**

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Top Gear Live

Gosh but I’m horrible at posting on a regular basis. It’s probably going to be one post/month from now on, unless something really exciting happens or unless I’ve got a lot to post. (But we all know I don’t share a lot of my work so… er… I wouldn’t hold my breath. – unless you’re an annoying person, in that case, please do hold your breath. – Just kidding.)

I’ve been photographing Top Gear Live last week. I really enjoyed it, so I’ve decided to share some pictures. And when I say “some pictures” I do mean “some” pictures. Yeah, 3 pictures. Impressive, I know.

No extremely interesting life events to report, so I’m just going to sneak out and leave you here with my pictures.

See you at the end of the month! … probably.

PS: If anyone wants to see a slightly larger version of pictures 1 & 3, go to my music & event portfolio :) More pictures here as I am a kind woman and decided to give some to TTOM.

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Le cold’ish September has arrived.

Whoa! Where did the summer go?! It’s getting quite cold outside now! I’m not complaining though. I’ve had a few months of very hard work, seriously, this “running a business thing” is exhausting! I’ve been doing more work for the telly (I’ve been working as a stills photographer, maybe I’ll tell you more about it later… Or maybe I won’t… We’ll see), I’ve been shooting, I’ve been retouching,… Now that it’s getting colder I’ll probably do a bit more retouching and less shooting though. I don’t really like being out there in the cold. (But if you fancy hiring me and you’d like to shoot outside, please do contact me, I won’t complain, promise! – Do bring cookies.)

I’ve been working on many projects with a lot of great artists/photographers/… . As you all know I don’t share a lot of my work for clients, but this picture I really wanted to share. I’m not sure why, but I really like it. You can find the photographer here.

Will try to post soon!
Love, Abby.

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Hi you guys!

I’m back with a small blog update as promised! YAY! Last Friday I went to shoot Vlaanderen Muziekland in Belgium. This is a telly show with.. er… music. I have to admit I didn’t know half of the artists and when I got home I realized that I didn’t even remember a single song they performed. Uh-oh! Awkward! No worries there though, pictures weren’t impressive as there were too much photographers and we didn’t have enough space so basically we all stood next to each other shooting the same pictures. It always goes like that when shooting that show. Afterwards I got to shoot a concert of Stan Van Samang, only a few photographers in the front, better music,… Oh the Joy! By the time his concert started my arms were hurting A LOT though! I was shaking like a cat in a bath so I decided to shoot the concert with my smaller lenses. More running, no zooming. Perfect! Sometimes it’s great to just go out and shoot a concert on your own, no clients, no pressure, no need to be spot on and perfect all the time. (I actually WAS spot on most of the time, which made it even more fun going trough the pictures afterwards! – Really couldn’t decide which pictures to use)

I’m going to leave you with 3 pictures. The beauty shot is a picture I retouched for photographer Stéfan Bourson a few weeks ago. The concert pictures are from the Stan Van Samang concert.



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