In an effort to escape the gloom of winter I turned to photography and in doing so Denise Boomkens managed to make me smile.
I first encountered her 'Donald' work, where Donald Duck participates in a 1950's beach spread. Based in Amsterdam Boomkens focuses entirely on fashion and beauty photography, all of which seems to have a comical aspect to it. And by comical I don't mean humorous, although it is light hearted most of the time, I mean it uses/takes inspiration from cartoons/cartool style art. Pop art for instance.
The bold, bright styling and use of colour and location couldn't fail to make me smile. Until I looked out of the window at the blackness that has completely taken over. She's had clients from many different magazines so clearly I'm not the only one she pleases.