Discover Benelux | Luxuries | Gaby’s Fling
Los Angeles, 2014
Very much a champion of the phrase ‘less is more’; to look at Fling’s work is to dive into an evergreen world of decadence and beauty. Close-ups of fabric, covered faces, bare shoulders and tender skin all allow the onlooker to create their own story to accompany the image. Capturing a glimpse of beauty on a hot summer’s day, with the sun’s glare obscuring your full view, these images let your mind wander, meaning that even after the briefest glance the image stays with you. These mesmerising images have captured something of the people and products shot. To look at Fling’s work is to feel like you have been let into the most intimate moments of the people she shoots.
Left: Mona Lisa, 2013. Right: Mistress, 2013
Rich, opulent, sexy and a real celebration of strong, beautiful women, Fling’s work will be included at the upcoming Masters of LXRY Fair in Amsterdam this December. Fling elaborates: “I will be including two photos in the fair, Monte Carlo and Los Angeles, both of which I am very proud of.” One, an iconic portrait in black and white with palm trees reflected in the model’s shades and the other, in colour, with an American flag and two girls – both of these images have the iconic style of Fling written across them. We dare any of our readers not to be entranced by their simple, yet powerful compositions that just beg for your mind to wonder about the story behind each.
Mesmerising, intimate, balanced and evergreen, producing photos full of true feeling is what Fling has mastered. With standards that far exceed typical photography, her unique and non-traditional route to shooting has given her a different eye for images and also a different way of working with her clients. Fling humbly concludes: “The relationship that I build with all my clients is something special. Shooting in the way I do they have to let me in. I create an image that allows the people looking at it room for their own imagination to work, because each photo has a fresh perspective. That, for me, is such a thrill and why I love what I do.” www.gabysfling.com
Issue 12 | December 2014 | 33
Promoting Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.