This the actual URL of my website and there is a lot of reason for that... If some of them are personal, I can explain a couple if there is any interest.
The first is that I'm taking pictures in Belgium (of course as it's my country) but also in France and Luxembourg. The border is so close that I even not sure that statistic is relevant... Well as the studio is located in Belgium, this country will be the main but it doesn't make any sense in fact.
The main second reason is quite simple. Even if smilecollector is the greatest name of the world, it's clearest when adding the extension ".photos".
This URL has been created to reach different objectives:
Firstly, create an information platform to provide some up-to-date information on what I propose and the way I do it usually.
Secondly, the URL smilecollector.photos is too long (even if I love this name 'cos it's describe so well the "concept") so I decide to have a shortest URL to share with you not so long links.
Finally, I want to have the smallest email addresses because when filling form, it takes a while to type or to spell on the phone.
So, this address is still easy to recognise and is a good hashtag
Created in January 2004 after a visit of the "salon de l'auto de Bruxelles" (Brussels Motor Show), I open the website SmileCollector.be to show the pictures of the hostess I saw and, but you have understood, who accept to be shot…
A motor show without picture is not a motor show (old popular proverb)
Before this logo, I used an apple in reference to René Magritte [Belgian surrealist artist]. One of his numerous symbols was an apple, but he used as well pipes, glasses, bells… you know the famous “this is not a pipe” (la Trahison des images).
The visit card on the left side is a relic. It was used between the apple and the actual one. Don’t be sarcastic, this wonderful yellow brighten color and this smiley were already kitsch when I made them on this time.
Well! At least, it made the job and it was the aim at the end of the day… At present day, the visit card is similar to the one on the right side.
The URL SmileCollector.be is not used anymore since end of 2018 even if some emails are still in used for the sake of convenience and some historic reasons.
The new URL is, what a surprise, smilecollector.photos. It doesn’t look like a big change but believe it, it is as it means a new visual for the website (well OK you see what I mean), new visit cards, new tshirts…
If you're underage, it's MANDATORY to talk about a possible shooting BEFORE to take any decision. More info here"
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